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Not Available Q-DOT proposes to develop a miniature oscillator MINO) in a small (0.2 x 0.2 x 0.5 ), PCMCIA-card-compatible module. The MINO will oscillate at a frequency in the range of 1-10 GH (nominally 6Ghz). The MINO is specifically designed to drive high performance analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in advanced digital receivers. These 16-bit ADCs are characterized by 100mhz bandwidth, 100dB SNR, and 100dB SFDR. To support these ADCs, the MINO must strive to attain 1fs jitter, which exceed the best jitter performance reported to date (1.1fs)! That jitter was reported on a one-of-a-kind, rack mounted laboratory source. Achieving whale-size performance in a minnow-size package is a daunting challenge. Q-DOT has 21 years experience in the design and development of high speed, high precision data acquisition equipment (e.g. digitizers, ADCs, etc.). Q-DOT staff guided by Dr. William F. Egan, a world renowned author and frequency source designer will explore multiple approaches to attaining the MINO goals. To the extent possible, MINO will utilize IBM's advanced SiGe BiCMoS processes, including those currently in development. The core SiGe BiCMOS chip will be complemented with discrete components (e.g. low noise transistors) to improve performance. MINO will be packaged in an MCM or hybrid.
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