A new all-digital phase-locked loop with high precision and low jitter

Hwang Cherng Chow*, Chung Hsin Su

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new method is proposed in this article to accomplish the fine tune unit of the digitally controlled oscillator of an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL). Instead of using adjustable currents, we utilise the difference of the equivalent capacitance obtained from the drain of MOS transistors between on and off states as the fine tune delay parameter. Based on post-layout simulation results, the time resolution of the fine tune delay element can achieve results as good as 1.7126ps. The operating frequency of this presented ADPLL ranges from 308 to 587MHz. As compared to prior arts, the power consumption per MHz is reduced over 15% and the jitter is as low as 5ps, which is a significant improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1249
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Electronics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 01 2008


  • All-digital phase-locked loop
  • Delay element
  • Digitally controlled oscillator
  • High precision
  • Low jitter


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