A 0.8mW 5bit 250MS/s time-interleaved asynchronous digital slope ADC

P.J.A. Harpe, C. Zhou, K.J.P. Philips, H.W.H. Groot, de

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Slope and digital-ramp converters are normally limited to very low sampling rates, since they require a digital counter at a highly oversampled clock rate. In this work, an asynchronous digital slope architecture is introduced that only requires a nonoversampled clock, thus enabling a much higher speed of operation. At the same time, the low complexity and the inherent accuracy of the slope-architecture enable very good power-efficiency without using complex calibration techniques. A two-channel time-interleaved 5-bit asynchronous digital slope ADC was implemented in a 90-nm CMOS technology and occupies 160 µm × 200 µm. The measured prototype achieves an ENOB of 4.6 bit, while operating at 250 MS/s and consuming 0.8 mW from a 1-V supply.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2450-2457
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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