"Introduction and Landscape of Advanced Frequency Synthesizers"

- R. Bogdan Staszewski, TU Delft

This presentation covers recent advances in RF frequency synthesis in the direction of absolutely minimum phase noise with virtually spurious-free spectrum, while, at the same time reducing the power consumption. In the other dimension, the new digitization techniques are pushed to the generated frequencies in the mm-wave region. These breakthroughs are possible due to the constant scaling of CMOS technology as well as new architectural and circuit-level techniques.