Past Event

Mostly Digital Phase-Locked Loops

January 29, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Prof. Salvatore Levantino, Politecnico di Milano

Speaker: Prof. Salvatore Levantino, Politecnico di Milano

This talk will discuss the fundamentals of digital phase-locked loops and analyze the mechanisms of generation of limit cycles, which manifest themselves as spurious tones at the output. Then, we will compare two different quantization strategies and develop practical design examples showing how to set loop parameters and optimize phase noise and jitter. The second part of the tutorial will be devoted to fractional-N synthesis, in which quantization and nonlinearity add new sources of spurious tones: We will review the different design techniques which help mitigate such impairments.

Salvatore Levantino is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers, and data converters. Author of more than 80 papers on IEEE journals and conferences and the book "Integrated Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless Systems" published by CUP in 2007. He is associate Editor of IEEE TCAS-I and member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE RFIC Symposium