A Millimeter-Wave Fundamental Frequency CMOS-Based Oscillator with High Output Power Academic Article uri icon


  • The millimeter-wave imaging approach is a promising candidate to satisfy the unmet needs of real-time biomedical imaging, such as resolution, focal area, and cost. As a part of the endeavor to make millimeter-wave imaging more feasible, this paper presents a CMOS oscillator generating a high output power at the millimeter-wave frequency range, with a high fundamental oscillation frequency. The proposed oscillator adopts a frequency-selective negative resistance topology to improve the negative transconductance and to increase the fundamental frequency of oscillation. The proposed oscillator was implemented in a 65 nm bulk CMOS process. The measured highest output power is 2.2 dBm at 190 GHz while dissipating 100 mW from a 2.8 V supply voltage.

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altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Thanh, D. N., Park, H., & Hong, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Thanh, Dat Nguyen||Park, Hangue||Hong, Jong-Phil

publication date

  • October 2019