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A self-biased PLL uses a sampled feed-forward filter network and a multi-stage inverse-linear programmable current mirror for constant loop dynamics that scale with reference frequency and are independent of multiplication factor, output frequency, and PVT. The PLL achieves a multiplication range of 1 to 4096 with less than 1.7% output jitter. Fabricated in(More)
  • Stefanos Sidiropoulos, Dean Liu, Jaeha Kim, Guyeon We, Mark Horowitz
  • 2004
A technique for designing DLLs and PLLs using CMOS buffers with a regulated supply is presented. By scaling the charge pump current and the output resistance of the regulating amplifier, the proposed loops achieve a wide bandwidth that tracks the operating frequency, a constant damping factor, large operating range and low noise sensitivity. Prototype loops(More)
An efficient digital sliding controller for adaptive power supply regulation is presented. A widely used technique for switching power supplies is analog sliding control, and it is known for its robust stability and fast transient response. However , adaptive power supply control tries to regulate the delay and favors a digital controller over conventional(More)
—A phase-locked loop (PLL) and delay-locked loop (DLL) design with adaptively adjusting bandwidth enables optimal performance over a wide frequency range and across process, voltage, and temperature variations. A design methodology of such adaptive-bandwidth PLLs and DLLs is described. To assess the impact of each circuit parameter directly, we derive a(More)
—The application of adaptive power-supply regulation is extended to serial links. The adaptive supply maximizes the energy efficiency of the I/O circuits and serves as a global bias to scale the link properties optimally with the bitrate. Parallelism in transceivers and the use of multiphase clocks increase the bitrate to a multiple of the clock frequency(More)
—This paper presents a low-power high-speed CMOS signaling interface that operates off of an adaptively regulated supply. A feedback loop adjusts the supply voltage on a chain of inverters until the delay through the chain is equal to half of the input period. This voltage is then distributed to the I/O subsystem through an efficient switching power-supply(More)
  • Elad Alon, Jaeha Kim, Ken Chang, Mark Horowitz
  • 2006
—Supply-regulated phase-locked loops rely upon the VCO voltage regulator to maintain a low sensitivity to supply noise and hence low overall jitter. By analyzing regulator supply rejection, we show that in order to simultaneously meet the bandwidth and low dropout requirements, previous regulator implementations used in supply-regulated PLLs suffer from(More)
Memory bandwidth has been one of the most critical system performance bottlenecks. As a result, the HMC (Hybrid Memory Cube) has recently been proposed to improve DRAM bandwidth as well as energy efficiency. In this paper, we explore different system interconnect designs with HMCs. We show that processor-centric network architectures cannot fully utilize(More)
This paper describes a noise-based method of estimating the effects of device random mismatch on circuit's transient response, such as delay and frequency. The proposed method models DC mismatch as equivalent AC pseudo-noise and exploits the fast periodic noise analysis (PNOISE) available in RF circuit simulators to compute the resulting variation in the(More)
—Clocked comparators have found widespread use in noise sensitive applications including analog-to-digital converters, wireline receivers, and memory bit-line detectors. However, their nonlinear, time-varying dynamics resulting in discrete output levels have discouraged the use of traditional linear time-invariant (LTI) small-signal analysis and noise(More)