The lack of a systematic design strategy that can monitor the relation between RF blocks and ADC is one of the main obstacles for achieving overall system optimization. This paper presents an alternative design flow based on the translation of ADC parameters into the RF domain. This design flow indicates four variables that can be used for the trade-off between RF and ADC blocks. Associating these key variables to power consumption enables the trade-off between the block performance and system power consumption. The demonstrated capability of this method is illustrated by comparing two scenarios, related to the IEEE 802.11a standard.
|Title of host publication||2008 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, Orlando, Florida, 22-24 january 2008|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|