This is the Google/EFabless/Skywater Caravel submission of the Amateur Radio Satellite Transceiver.
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.
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.
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.
To install the environment used for development of this repository, follow these instructions.
git clone https://github.com/yrrapt/sky130_setup.git