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In this paper, we describe a cyclic ADC to adopt the comparator-based switched-capacitor (CBSC) technique, for the first time, so as to compensate for the technology scaling and reduce power consumption by eliminating the need for high gain opamps. A boosted preset voltage is also introduced to improve the conversion rate without consuming more power. The(More)
We present a sensor readout integrated circuit for the CNT bio-sensor array, the heart of which is our low-power current-input continuous-time ΔΣ modulator that is capable of dynamic range extension. Experimental results show that the prototype chip, designed and fabricated in 0.18μm CMOS process, achieves a dynamic range of 87.746dB and has(More)
—In this paper, we have proposed a new approach for optical failure analysis which employs a CMOS photon-emitting circuitry, consisting of a flip-flop based on a sense amplifier and a photon-emitting device. This method can be used even with deep-submicron processes where conventional optical failure analyses are difficult to use due to the low sensitivity(More)
This paper proposes a low-power referenceless clock and data recovery (CDR) circuit for biomedical devices or sensor applications. Its power consumption is reduced by adopting clock-edge modulation technique and using a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) based on a relaxation oscillator. Clock-edge modulation eliminates the need for an external reference(More)
A flexible clinical ultrasound system must operate with different transducers, which have characteristic impulse responses and widely varying impedances. The impulse response determines the shape of the high-voltage pulse that is transmitted and the specifications of the front-end electronics that receive the echo; the impedance determines the specification(More)
—This brief proposes an amplitude shift keying (ASK) demodulator that uses switched-capacitor differentiators to make it compliant with the very high bit rate amendment to the ISO/IEC 14443 standard for contactless smart card applications. These differentiators detect transitions in modulated ASK signals with a carrier frequency of 13.56 MHz at data rates(More)
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