Performance Comparison of Oscillator Circuit Topology for MEMS SAW Resonator

ANIS, NURASHIKIN NORDIN and JAMILAH, KARIM and RAFIDAH, ROSMAN (2015) Performance Comparison of Oscillator Circuit Topology for MEMS SAW Resonator. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Technology - ASET 2015, 28-29 December, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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This paper presents the simulation results and the performance comparison for three different pierce oscillator circuit topologies. The oscillators were based on the CMOS MEMS SAW resonator. The designs were simulated using 0.35um CMOS technology. Design_3 has the best phase noise performance and settling time as compared to the other two topologies namely Design_1 and Design_2. The settling time for Design_3 was 10ns and the phase noise performance was - 90.3dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset frequency. Design_2 required 40ns to achieve stability where the phase noise performance was - 80.1dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset frequency. Meanwhile, Design_1 required 30ns before it could achieve stability and the phase noise performance was -56.8dBc/Hz at 100-kHz offset frequency. Phase noise performance was the most important criteria for oscillator where in most cases, the resonator used in an oscillator must have high Q in order for the oscillator to have good phase noise performance. However, the sustaining amplifier circuit could also be used to improve the phase noise performance of the oscillator

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MEMS based Oscillator, MEMS resonator, MEMS SAW resonator, Pierce Oscillator
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 11:56
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 11:56

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