A 0.47-1.6mW 5bit 0.5-1GS/s time-interleaved SAR ADC for low-power UWB radios

P.J.A. Harpe, B. Büsze, K.J.P. Philips, H.W.H. Groot, de

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This paper presents a 16-channel time-interleaved 5-bit asynchronous SAR ADC for UWB radios. It proposes 400aF unit capacitors, offset calibration, a self-resetting comparator and a distributed clock divider to optimize the performance. The prototype in 90nm CMOS occupies only 0.11mm2 including decoupling capacitors. Two relevant modes for UWB are supported: 0.5GS/s at 0.75V supply, and 1GS/s at 1V supply with 0.47mW and 1.6mW power consumption respectively. With an ENOB of 4.7 and 4.8bit, this leads to energy efficiencies of 36 and 57fJ/conversion-step. Compared to prior-art, state-of-the-art efficiency is achieved without relying on complex calibration schemes.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 37th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC '11), 12-16 September 2011, Helsinki, Finland
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4577-0703-2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2011


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