A 60-GHz injection-locked frequency divider (ILFD) is presented. A multi-order LC oscillator topology is proposed to enhance the locking range of the divider. A design guideline is described based on a theoretical analysis of the locking range enhancement. A test chip is fabricated in 65 nm CMOS. Measured locking range with 0 dBm input power is 48.5-62.9 GHz (25.9%), which is 63.6% wider compared to the previously reported ILFD. Power consumption excluding buffers and biasing circuits is 1.65mW from 1.2V supply. The core ILFD area is 0.0157mm2 even with an extra pair of inductors.
- Locking range
- Multi-order LC oscillator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering