An On-Chip Analog Spectrum Analyzer Based on Miller Frequency Divider

Amin Hazrati Marangalou*, Santiago Sondon, Ajinkya Kale, Johannes Sturm, Michael Ernst Gadringer, Wolfgang Bösch

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This paper presents a new top-level design of an analog on-chip spectrum analyzer which exploits the Miller regenerative frequency divider (RFD) in its architecture. So
input spectrum is down-converted to lower frequencies in twosteps that leads to relaxing the need for external high-frequency local oscillator (LO) as well as solving the multi-tones input signal processing drawback in the Miller frequency dividers. The presented analog spectrum analyzer has been designed for the IEEE 802.11b wireless local area network (WLAN) frequency band. Also the range of external LO frequency varies from 1.4 GHz to 1.483 GHz to shift the input signal around 1 GHz. The power of each sub-carrier of input signal is -12 dBm, and the signal to noise and distortion ratio (SNDR), in the worst case, is 40 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 Austrochip Workshop on Microelectronics, Austrochip 2020
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8493-7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2020
Event28th Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics: AustroChip 2020 - Wien, Virtuell, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 7 Oct 2020 → …


Workshop28th Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics
Abbreviated titleAustrochip 2020
CityVirtuell, Vienna
Period7/10/20 → …
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  • analog spectrum analyzer
  • chirp signal
  • dynamic range
  • local oscillator
  • Miller frequency divider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Signal Processing

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental


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