Dithering Concepts for Spur-Free Nonlinear DTC-Based Frequency Synthesizers
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Digital-to-time converters (DTCs) are a promising technology for radio frequency (RF) transceivers but are prone to spur generation. A common approach to change the spurious emissions to a spur-free shape is a method called dithering. The power added due to dithering is an important aspect of this approach and gives raise to investigations on additive dither as well as methods for subtractive dithering. This work presents a mathematical model for dithering DTC-based local oscillator
(LO) generators. It proposes concepts for the application of subtractive dither and it introduces a novel generalization of quantization-dither to allow for optimal dithering of nonlinear quantizers.
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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers