Design of an All-Digital Synchronized Frequency Multiplier Based on a Dual-Loop (D/FLL) Architecture

Assaad, Maher and Alser, Mohammed (2012) Design of an All-Digital Synchronized Frequency Multiplier Based on a Dual-Loop (D/FLL) Architecture. [Citation Index Journal]

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This paper presents a new architecture for a synchronized frequency multiplier circuit. The proposed architecture is an all-digital dual-loop delay- and frequency-locked loops circuit, which has several advantages, namely, it does not have the jitter accumulation issue that is normally encountered in PLL and can be adapted easily for different FPGA families as well as implemented as an integrated circuit. Moreover, it can be used in supplying a clock reference for distributed digital processing systems as well as intra/interchip communication in system-on-chip (SoC). The proposed architecture is designed using the Verilog language and synthesized for the Altera DE2-70 development board. The experimental results validate the expected phase tracking as well as the synthesizing properties. For the measurement and validation purpose, an input reference signal in the range of 1.94–2.62 MHz was injected; the generated clock signal has a higher frequency, and it is in the range of 124.2–167.9 MHz with a frequency step (i.e., resolution) of 0.168 MHz. The synthesized design requires 330 logic elements using the above Altera board.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maher Assaad
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 03:42
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 02:05

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