On the attenuation of DAC aliases through multiphase clocking

Paul T.M. van Zeijl, Manel Collados

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"L-fold" interpolation can be used to lower aliases of digital-to-analog converters (DACs). L-fold interpolation uses multiple DACs, each clocked with different phases of a single clock frequency with each DAC using the same signal data. The literature on this topic indicates that lowering the aliases can only be done by increasing the number of DACs and clock phases. This brief shows that by proper selection of clock phases, precise cancelling of certain aliases for a two-phase clock with two DACs is already possible. The cancellation of aliases helps reduce unwanted spurious emissions when DACs are used as amplitude modulators in polar transmitters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Alias cancellation
  • Digital-to-analog conversion (DAC)
  • Multiphase clocking
  • Polar transmitters


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