Architectures for RF Frequency synthesizers

Cicero S. Vaucher, Bram Nauta

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Frequency synthesizers are an essential building block of RF communication products. They can be found in traditional consumer products, in personal communication systems, and in optical communication equipment. Since frequency synthesizers are used in many different applications, different performance aspects may need to be considered in each case. The main body of the text describes a conceptual framework for analyzing the performance of PLL frequency synthesizers, and presents optimization procedures for the different performance aspects. The analysis of the PLL properties is performed with the use of the open-loop bandwidth and phase margin concepts, to enable the influence of higher-order poles to be taken into account from the beginning of the design process. The theoretical system analysis is complemented by descriptions of innovative system and building block architectures, by circuit implementations in bipolar and CMOS technologies, and by measurement results. Architectures for RF Frequency Synthesizers contains basic information for the beginner as well as in-depth knowledge for the experienced designer. It is widely illustrated with practical design examples used in industrial products. Written for: Electrical and electronic engineers
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoston, Massachusetts, USA
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages276
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-7120-1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameSpringer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0893-3405


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  • Introduction

    Nauta, B., 2002, Architectures for RF synthesizers. Vaucher, C. S. & Nauta, B. (eds.). Boston, MA: Springer, p. 1-10 (International Series in Engineering and Computer Science; vol. 693).

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  • Architectures for RF frequency synthesizers

    Vaucher, C. S., 30 Aug 2001, Enschede : University of Twente. 256 p.

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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