Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Abstract

This report documents our Major Qualifying Project which involves the design of a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) for Radio Frequency (RF) applications. As the electronics industry is always seeking for accurate and cheaper frequency sources that can be integrated in the increasing demand of front-end systems, our project aims to develop a design that has wideband linear tuning while being inexpensive compared to a comparable VCO. The project consists of theoretical research, design, and analysis of an oscillator configuration that can be tuned to various center frequencies within the operating range of 1.56 to 1.96 GHz. The design approach relies on computer simulations, using Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS) software.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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