This paper describes a fully differential DLL-based frequency multiplier using a noise-rejected voltage-controlled delay line (VCDL). In order to improve the power consumption and synthesized frequency range of the DLLbased frequency multiplier, we design an edge combiner using current mode logic to generate fully differential output clock. This edge combiner consists of four stage fully differential current logic with XOR scheme. It can obtain the characteristic of high speed operation. Based on TSMC 0.18um 1P6M N-well CMOS process, the simulation results show that the DLL can operate from 360 to 550MH z. And,the frequency multiplier can synthesize frequency from 720MH z to 2.2GH z. Proposed frequency multiplier produces the 2x and 4x fully differential output clock frequency. The total power dissipation is only 38mW and the cycle-to-cycle jitter is less than 17ps.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 2005|
|Event||IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2005, ISCAS 2005 - Kobe, Japan|
Duration: 23 May 2005 → 26 May 2005