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Phase Noise Reduction Using Active Biasing

Abstract An investigation of phase noise in amplifier and voltage-controller oscillator (VCO) circuits was conducted to show that active direct-current (DC) bias techniques exhibit lower phase noise performance than traditional resistive DC bias techniques. Low-frequency high-gain amplifiers like those found in audio applications exhibit much better 1/f phase noise performance and can be used to bias amplifier or VCO circuits that work at much higher frequencies to reduce the phase modulation caused by higher frequency devices. An improvement in single-side-band (SSB) phase noise of 15 dB at offset frequencies less than 50 KHz was simulated and measured. Residual phase noise of an actively biased amplifier also exhibited significant noise improveme... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Baldwin, Jeremy Bart (Author) / Aberle, James (Advisor) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Committee member) / Ozev, Sule (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / Flicker / Noise / Phase / Reduction / Residual / VCO
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 64 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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