Time-interleaved (TI) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are frequently advocated as a power-efficient solution to realize the high sampling rates required in single-chip transceivers for the emerging communication schemes: ultra-wideband, fast serial links, cognitive-radio and software-defined radio. However, the combined effects of multiple distortion sources due to channel mismatches (bandwidth, offset, gain and timing) severely affect system performance and power consumption of a TI ADC and need to be accounted for since the earlier design phases. In this paper, system-level design of TI ADCs is addressed through a platform-based methodology, enabling effective investigation of different speed/resolution scenarios as well as the impact of parallelism on accuracy, yield, sampling-rate, area and power consumption. Design space exploration of a TI successive approximation ADC is performed top-down via Monte Carlo simulations, by exploiting behavioral models built bottorn-up after characterizing feasible implementations of the main building blocks in a 90-nm 1-V CMOS process. As a result, two implementations of the TI ADC are proposed that are capable to provide an outstanding figure-of-merit below 0.15 pJ/conversion-step.
|Autori interni:||SAPONARA, SERGIO|
|Autori:||Saponara Sergio; Nuzzo Pierluigi; Nani Claudio; Van der Plas Geert; Fanucci L|
|Titolo:||Architectural Exploration and Design of Time-Interleaved SAR Arrays for Low-Power and High Speed A/D Converters|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1587/transele.E92.C.843|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|