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30 GHz regenerative frequency divide-by-3

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Author(s)

Archita Hati, Marco Pomponio, Connor Humiston, John Lettang, Craig Nelson

Abstract

We report the performance of a 30 GHz to 10 GHz regenerative frequency divider. The proposed divider design incorporates the conventional Miller regenerative frequency divider (divide-by-2) with an additional regenerative path. We achieve output referred phase noise of L(10 Hz) = -130 dBc/Hz and frequency stability of less than 1×10-15 at a 1-second averaging time for the proposed divider. We further improve the flicker phase noise performance of this divider by implementing a parallel amplifier configuration and achieve an output referred phase noise of L(10 Hz) = -138 dBc/Hz and L(10 kHz) = -162 dBc/Hz.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2022 Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and EFTF Conf.
Conference Dates
April 24-28, 2022
Conference Location
Paris, FR

Keywords

frequency stability, regenerative divider, parallel-amplifier, phase noise

Citation

Hati, A. , Pomponio, M. , Humiston, C. , Lettang, J. and Nelson, C. (2022), 30 GHz regenerative frequency divide-by-3, Proc. 2022 Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and EFTF Conf., Paris, FR, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/EFTF/IFCS54560.2022.9850942, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934850 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created August 15, 2022, Updated May 22, 2023