This work introduces a bang-bang fractional-N phase-locked loop with quantization noise shaping that overcomes the classical noise limit of a standard bang-bang phase detector. An adaptive algorithm, working in the background of the main system, guarantees optimal noise shaping across process and environmental variations. The prototype, implemented in a standard 28-nm CMOS process, has a core area of 0.21 mm² and achieves an rms jitter (integrated from 1 kHz to 100 MHz) of 69.5 fs for integer-N synthesized channels, 79.7 fs for typical fractional-N channels, and 99.6 fs for near-integer fractional channels with a worst case fractional spur of -51.1 dBc. The power consumption is 10.8 mW, leading to a jitter-power figure of merit of -252.8 dB and -251.6 dB for integer-N and fractional-N channels, respectively.

A 12.9-to-15.1-GHz Digital PLL Based on a Bang-Bang Phase Detector With Adaptively Optimized Noise Shaping

Dartizio, Simone M.;Tesolin, Francesco;Mercandelli, Mario;Santiccioli, Alessio;Shehata, Abanob;Karman, Saleh;Bertulessi, Luca;Buccoleri, Francesco;Parisi, Angelo;Lacaita, Andrea L.;Samori, Carlo;Levantino, Salvatore
2021

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This work introduces a bang-bang fractional-N phase-locked loop with quantization noise shaping that overcomes the classical noise limit of a standard bang-bang phase detector. An adaptive algorithm, working in the background of the main system, guarantees optimal noise shaping across process and environmental variations. The prototype, implemented in a standard 28-nm CMOS process, has a core area of 0.21 mm² and achieves an rms jitter (integrated from 1 kHz to 100 MHz) of 69.5 fs for integer-N synthesized channels, 79.7 fs for typical fractional-N channels, and 99.6 fs for near-integer fractional channels with a worst case fractional spur of -51.1 dBc. The power consumption is 10.8 mW, leading to a jitter-power figure of merit of -252.8 dB and -251.6 dB for integer-N and fractional-N channels, respectively.
bang-bang phase detector
5G
low jitter
PLL
phase noise
bang-bang phase detector
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