Articles | Volume 17
19 Sep 2019
 | 19 Sep 2019

Analysis of the frequency conversion of spurious tones in frequency dividers and development of an event-driven model for system simulations

Christoph Beyerstedt, Jonas Meier, Fabian Speicher, Ralf Wunderlich, and Stefan Heinen

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Short summary
Modern integrated circuits for wireless communication include several receive and transmit path as well as large digital blocks for signal processing. Due to the complexity of these system only event-driven simulation are fast enough for system simulation. This work describes the development of a fast and accurate event-driven frequency divider model with special focus on its transfer characteristic of harmful spurious tones. A simulation example of a receiver is given.