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Amateur Radio Satellite Transceiver (SKY130) - Caravel Submission

This is the Google/EFabless/Skywater Caravel submission of the Amateur Radio Satellite Transceiver.

Design

These blocks serve as the first pieces in a larger design of an open source amateur radio satellite transceiver - this is the first tapeout submission.

The design sources of the continued project can be found here: amsat_txrx_ic.

1.3 - 3.6 GHz Fractional-N Phase Locked Loop

pll VCO Layout

A S-Band phase locked loop employing a differential ring oscillator VCO with quadrature outputs. CML (Current Mode Logic) and flip-flop based pre-scaler dividers are used with a fractional-N divider which uses a 3rd order MASH structure with dithering. Finally a PFD (Phase Frequency Detector) is combined with a charge pump with off chip filtering to complete the loop.

A cell based buffer is used to drive the external 100 ohm differential output.

Bandgap

bandgap Bandgap Layout

A bandgap reference with separate PTAT and CTAT currents. Provides less than +/-0.2% variation from -40 to 125 degrees celcius (tt simulation). 6 bits of trimming on both PTAT and CTAT allows less than 1% accuracy over process variations.

Using the sources

To install the environment used for development of this repository, follow these instructions.

  1. Install the tools:

git clone https://github.com/yrrapt/sky130_setup.git cd sky130_setup ./install_pdk.sh ./install_tools.sh

  1. View schematics: cd amsat_txrx_ic-caravel/xschem xschem

  2. View layout: cd amsat_txrx_ic-caravel/gds klayout caravel.gds

  3. Run DRC: cd amsat_txrx_ic-caravel/utils ./run_drc amsat_txrx_ic-caravel

  4. Run LVS: cd amsat_txrx_ic-caravel/utils ./run_drc amsat_txrx_ic-caravel

project layout image
project layout image
Layout Image
Owner

Thomas Parry

Organization URL

N/A

Summary

Amatuer Radio Satellite Transceiver (SKY130) - Caravel Submission

Version

1.00

Category

Bandgap

Process

SKY130

Shuttle Tags

Open MPW

MPW-1

Tags

Open MPW

Bandgap

VCO

PLL

MPW-ONE