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Supply Noise Rejection for LC VCO - RF Cafe Forums

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boshiouke
Post subject: supply noise rejection for LC VCO Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:50 pm

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If the supply is the much noiser than the ground, which biasing scheme is better for a cross-coupled LC VCO? Biasing from bottom with NFET or from the top with PFET? Thank you.


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fred47
Post subject: VCOPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:04 pm

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Hi,
I suspect it depends on what junction capacitance is being used to control the frequency, and which voltage it references.

That said, if you really can maintain a good constant current from the supply (the PFET option), the current source will isolate the noise. But, if you simply use a current mirror, all bets are off - you really do need to keep constant current.

Good Luck!



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