• A 26 GHz Phase-Locked Loop Frequency Multiplier in 0.18-um CMOS 

      Carr, John (2009-04-25)
      This thesis presents the analysis, design and characterization of an integrated high-frequency phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency multiplier. The frequency multiplier is novel in its use of a low multiplication factor ...
    • A CMOS QPSK Demodulator Frontend for GPON 

      Chen, Fei (2010-06-30)
      This thesis examines the design of a QPSK demodulator frontend for GPON transceiver at end user's side. Since lowering the cost of the terminal transceivers in an access network like GPON is a key requirement, CMOS technology ...
    • An Integrated Offset Sideband Modulation Receiver 

      Bespalko, Ryan (2015-01-06)
      A major challenge in designing an integrated optical transceiver is minimizing the crosstalk between the high power laser driver and the sensitive receiver. Offset sideband modulation (OSBM) is used for the downstream ...
    • Laser Driver Design in 0.18 um CMOS Technology 

      O'Farrell, Michael (2010-09-24)
      This thesis presents the design and analysis of two high speed analog laser driver stages (LDS) for use in a passive optical network (PON) upstream burst-mode transmitter (BM-Tx) using low cost complementary metal oxide ...
    • Modeling & Development of Wirelessly Coupled Loops for Chip-to-Antenna Communications 

      Johnstone, Jonathan (2013-09-10)
      This thesis examines the use of two coupled loops as an alternative method of connection for high frequency signals between passive elements on microwave laminates and integrated circuits; replacing traditional interconnect ...
    • A Novel Variable Inductor-Based VCO Design with 17% Frequency Tuning Range for IEEE 802.11AD Applications 

      Meng, Yin Fei (2014-01-23)
      This thesis focuses on the design and analysis of a novel variable inductor (VID) based VCO solution to the frequency tuning range (TR) limitation of the IEEE 802.11ad compliant radio systems. The IEEE 802.11ad standard ...
    • Transimpedance amplifier design using 0.18 um CMOS technology 

      Bespalko, Ryan Douglas (2007-07-19)
      This thesis examines the design of high speed transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) in low cost complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Due to aggressive scaling, CMOS has become an attractive technology for ...