Low-power SAR ADCs: trends, examples and future

Pieter Harpe, Hanyue Li, Yuting Shen

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With the development of mobile devices and Internet-of-Things,the demand for low-power circuits has been growing rapidly. The Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) is a key building block in these systems. In this work,we review the progress of low-power ADCs over the years in terms of performance and limitations. From these limitations,it can be shown why sometimes very different approaches are used to minimize power consumption. Various state-of-the-art examples will be shown to illustrate the diversity of techniques and ideas within the field. Next,an outlook to the future is given by discussing various unsolved challenges and new opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSCIRC 2019 - IEEE 45th European Solid State Circuits Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1550-4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019
Event45th European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2019) - Cracow, Poland
Duration: 23 Sept 201926 Sept 2019
Conference number: 45


Conference45th European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2019)
Abbreviated titleESSCIRC 2019


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