This paper proposes the proportional static-phase-error reduction (SPER) for the frequency-multiplier-based delay-locked-loop (DLL) architecture. The frequency multiplier (FM) can synthesize a combined clock to solve the high operational frequency of DLL. However, FM is sensitive to the static phase error of DLL. A SPER loop adopts a timing amplifier and a coarse-fine tuning technique to enhance the deterministic jitter of FM. The SPER loop proportionally reduces the static phase error and can extend the operating range of FM.
- Frequency multiplier
- Time amplifier