Time-to-market pressure and increased design complexity created what is called a "design gap"  in the design of systems-on-chip (SoC). As a solution to that problem the Platform-Based Design (PBD), based on the design-reuse methodology, has been proposed , and successfully applied to digital systems. However, nowadays, the analog part of SoC does not take advantage of PBD and therefore dominates the overall design time, cost and risk. In this paper we propose a Mixed-signal FPGA (FPMA) platform as a solution to the problems described above. Specifically, we address the feasibility of a flexible reprogrammable/reconfigurable ADC platform based on the pipelined architecture. We discuss the programmability issues with respect to the performance-flexibility trade-offs, we justify our decisions and we demonstrate several possible ADC architectures.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2005) 23 - 26 May 2005, Kobe, Japan|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway, New Jersey, USA|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2005) - Kobe, Japan|
Duration: 23 May 2005 → 26 May 2005
|Conference||2005 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2005)|
|Abbreviated title||ISCAS 2005|
|Period||23/05/05 → 26/05/05|
Zanikopoulos, A., Harpe, P. J. A., Hegt, J. A., & Roermund, van, A. H. M. (2005). A Flexible ADC Approach for Mixed-signal SoC Platforms. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2005) 23 - 26 May 2005, Kobe, Japan (pp. 4839-4852). Piscataway, New Jersey, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.