Proc. of the 12th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SIRF 2012)
Commercially available integrated radar sensor solutions are at a hard limit of distending their thermal budget. A current-reuse topology of a combined Colpitt?s voltage controlled oscillator and a Gilbert-cell based mixer aimed at radar sensor applications is presented. In addition to that frequency dividers and phase locked-loop components complete the design to take effect of PLL application. In comparison to a conventional
cascaded block design with even less functionality, the circuit gains 55% in energy consumption at neglectable performance losses.