A Low-Noise Delta-Sigma Phase Modulator for Polar Transmitters

Bo Zhou
2014 The Scientific World Journal  
A low-noise phase modulator, using finite-impulse-response (FIR) filtering embedded delta-sigma (ΔΣ) fractional-N phase-locked loop (PLL), is fabricated in 0.18 μm CMOS for GSM/EDGE polar transmitters. A simplified digital compensation filter with inverse-FIR and -PLL features is proposed to trade off the transmitter noise and linearity. Experimental results show that the presented architecture performs RF phase modulation well with 20 mW power dissipation from 1.6 V supply and achieves the
more » ... -mean-square (rms) and peak phase errors of 4° and 8.5°, respectively. The measured and simulated phase noises of −104 dBc/Hz and −120 dBc/Hz at 400-kHz offset from 1.8-GHz carrier frequency are observed, respectively.
doi:10.1155/2014/521717 pmid:24719578 pmcid:PMC3956518 fatcat:cdbfu2vebjbife4yuqcuaw7iem