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Saiyu Ren, Ph.D. (Advisor); Raymond E. Siferd, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Yan Zhuang, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Henry Chen, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Marian K. Kazimierczuk, Ph.D. (Committee Member)

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


5th generation wireless systems (5G) have expanded frequency band coverage with the low-band 5G and mid-band 5G frequencies spanning 600 MHz to 4 GHz spectrum. This dissertation focuses on a microelectronic implementation of CMOS 65 nm design of an All-Digital Phase Lock Loop (ADPLL), which is a critical component for advanced 5G wireless transceivers. The ADPLL is designed to operate in the frequency bands of 600MHz-930MHz, 2.4GHz-2.8GHz and 3.4GHz-4.2GHz. Unique ADPLL sub-components include: 1) Digital Phase Frequency Detector, 2) Digital Loop Filter, 3) Channel Bank Select Circuit, and 4) Digital Control Oscillator. Integrated with the ADPLL is a 90-degree active RC-CR phase shifter with on-line amplitude locked loop (ALL) calibration to facilitate enhanced image rejection while mitigating the effects of fabrication process variations and component mismatch. A unique high-sensitivity high-speed dynamic voltage comparator is included as a key component of the active phase shifter/ALL calibration subsystem. 65nm CMOS technology circuit designs are included for the ADPLL and active phase shifter with simulation performance assessments. Phase noise results for 1 MHz offset with carrier frequencies of 600MHz, 2.4GHz, and 3.8GHz are -130, -122, and -116 dBc/Hz, respectively. Monte Carlo simulations to account for process variations/component mismatch show that the active phase shifter with ALL calibration maintains accurate quadrature phase outputs when operating within the frequency bands 600MHz-930MHz, 2.4GHz-2.8GHz and 3.4GHz-4.2GHz.

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Ph.D. in Engineering

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