Multi-band linear chirp generation based on a type-III PLL

J. Velner, E. A. M. Klumperink, B. Nauta, F. E. van Vliet
2013 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT)  
A type-III PLL is used to generate linear frequency ramps with 386 kHz RMS frequency error in L-band (3088 kHz in X-band) and 10% fractional bandwidth. Pulse durations can be as low as 10 µs without performance degradation. The system covers the L-, S-, C-and X-bands. A programmable output driver delivering −17.9 to +4.9 dBm differentially is included on chip. The system is fully integrated using a 250 nm SiGe BiCMOS process.
doi:10.1109/mwsym.2013.6697485 fatcat:qqg7sly4rjd2rnndennvdgifyq