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—We will introduce a design of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) based on digital delay lines. Instead of voltage comparators, they convert the input voltage into a digital code by delay lines and are mainly built on digital blocks. This makes it compatible with process scaling. Two structures are proposed, and tradeoffs in the design are discussed. The(More)
—This paper presents a distributed multi-phase oscil-lator based on left-handed LC-ring. In contrast to traditional designs that couple multiple LC-tanks through MOSFETs, it uses an LC-ring as a single high-order resonator that generates multi-phase resonant signal. By avoiding coupling MOSFETs which deteriorate phase noise significantly, it can synthesize(More)
In this paper, we present a low-phase-noise wide-tuning-range quadrature oscillator using an LC-ring resonator. It achieves low phase noise by employing passive coupling between multiple stages and at the same time it covers a wide tuning range by switching between two resonant modes. Furthermore, the problem of oscillation frequency uncertainty which is a(More)
—Nonlinear LC lattices have shown promise for high-power high-frequency signal generation. Here we offer the first detailed study of the frequency response of these lattices, as well as a method designed to find input excitation frequencies that result in intense harmonic generation. The crux of the method is to locate regions in frequency space where the(More)
In this paper, we present a distributed dual-band LC oscillator suitable for low-phase-noise applications. It switches between the odd and even resonant modes of a fourth-order LC resonator. In contrast to other switched-resonator designs, the switches used for mode selection do not carry current, and therefore, do not affect the quality factor of the(More)
A wireless ad-hoc network can be roughly considered as one consisting of a collection of mobile nodes distributed in a finite region, which adopts a non-centralized and self-organized structure. In such networks, messages are transmitted, received and forwarded in a finite geometrical region. In addition, the transmission of messages is highly dependent on(More)