Mahmoud Reza Ahmadi

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We have proposed and verified an efficient architecture for a high-speed I/O transceiver design that implements far-end crosstalk (FEXT) cancellation. In this design, TX pre-emphasis, used traditionally to reduce ISI, is combined with FEXT cancellation at the transmitter to remove crosstalk-induced jitter and interference. The architecture has been verified(More)
—This paper presents a pilot-based clock and data recovery CDR technique for high-speed serial link applications where a low-amplitude bitrate clock signal, i.e., a pilot, is added to the transmit signal. The clock tone is extracted at the receiver using an injection locked oscillator and is used to drive the receiver front-end samplers. The performance of(More)
—This paper presents an architecture and an optimization framework that uses partial response (PR) equalization for high-speed links. PR equalization is achieved through a combined use of linear transmit equalization and decision feedback equalization (DFE). This technique outperforms full-channel/impulse equalization for a wide range of channels in(More)
—A low-power, three-lane, 2 31 1 pseudorandom bit sequence (PRBS) generator has been fabricated in a 0.18-m CMOS process to test a multilane multi-Gb/s transmitter that cancels far-end crosstalk. Although the proposed PRBS generator was designed to produce three uncorrelated 12-Gb/s PRBS sequences, measurement results included in this paper have been(More)
— This paper presents the design of a 12 Gbps multi-lane 2 31 − 1 pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) generator in 0.18 µm TSMC process. The design incorporates a traditional CMOS latch optimized to operate at frequencies close to the fT of the process. In order to operate at frequencies higher than the limit imposed by the fT of the PMOS devices, the PRBS(More)
An 8.0 GHz to 12.2 GHz PLL with a capacitor multiplier-based active loop filter is designed in a 28 nm digital CMOS process. A passive loop filter-based version of the PLL is also implemented for comparison. While the PLL area is comparable to that of digital PLLs, the PLL performance is as good as that of an analog PLL that employs a passive loop filter.(More)
This paper presents a pilot-based clock and data recovery CDR technique for high-speed serial link applications where a low-amplitude bitrate clock signal, i.e., a pilot, is added to the transmit signal. The clock tone is extracted at the receiver using an injection locked oscillator and is used to drive the receiver front-end samplers. The performance of(More)