Because system-on-a-chip (SOC) needs multiple clocks and mostly with 50% duty cycle in the same chip, in this paper, the new pseudo fractional-N and multiplier clock generator with low power phase combination controller and 50% duty cycle is proposed to achieve this purpose. We use multiphase outputs of voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) in a phase-locked loop (PLL), to generate the needed fractional-N or multiplier clock frequencies with 50% duty cycle. Furthermore, the frequency of the output clock can be programmed by the low power phase combination controller. The circuits are processed in a standard 0.35μm CMOS technology, and work with a supply voltage of 3.3V. The simulation results demonstrate that the low power phase combination controller can save power dissipation from 9.7%~22.9%.
2009 12th International Symposium on Integrated Circuits(ISIC '09), pp.562 - 565