This work presents a very compact self-biasing dynamic startup circuit for class-C voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs). Using a referenceless nonlinear inverting stage, the solution has been implemented in a 28-nm CMOS technology 14-GHz oscillator, leading to a VCO startup time better than 20 ns, at par with the fastest startup circuits in literature, with an extremely compact area of 0.003 mm2.

Self-Biasing Dynamic Start-up Circuit for Current-Biased Class-C Oscillators

Parisi, A.;Tesolin, F.;Mercandelli, M.;Bertulessi, L.;Lacaita, A. L.
2021

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This work presents a very compact self-biasing dynamic startup circuit for class-C voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs). Using a referenceless nonlinear inverting stage, the solution has been implemented in a 28-nm CMOS technology 14-GHz oscillator, leading to a VCO startup time better than 20 ns, at par with the fastest startup circuits in literature, with an extremely compact area of 0.003 mm2.
Class-C, dynamic bias, oscillator, startup, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO)
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