Any help, from books, articles or former experienced engineers' tips are very welcome.
Thank you all.
Hey there. I've been working with oscillator design for some time now but I had never characterized one before now. The measured phase noise is 20db above what it should be in simulation, design and specification. I tend to think it is a problem in test procedure. My oscillator was designed in 0.35um AMS tech and is running at 1GHz. I'm using an RF CASCADE probe station, AGILENT DC power source, KEITHLEY source meter as a current souce and a ROHDE&SCHWARZ spectrum analyzer and no passive components so far.