A low-power 4.6 GHz VCO for chip-scale atomic clocks

J. S. Humble, R. A. Philpott, B. K. Gilbert, E. S. Daniel, R. Lutwak

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the development of a microwave VCO, optimized for Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) applications. The VCO combines a tunable LC oscillator and a variable-gain output driver on a single integrated circuit. Compared to a conventional LC VCO and passive attenuation network, this work consumes 67% less power and occupies 90% less area on the printed circuit board than the components it replaces, with improved overall CSAC system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, FCS 2010
Pages112-115
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, FCS 2010 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2010Jun 4 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, FCS 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, FCS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period6/1/106/4/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Humble, J. S., Philpott, R. A., Gilbert, B. K., Daniel, E. S., & Lutwak, R. (2010). A low-power 4.6 GHz VCO for chip-scale atomic clocks. In 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, FCS 2010 (pp. 112-115). [5556364] (2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, FCS 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/FREQ.2010.5556364