Marco Zanuso

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In digital bang-bang phase-locked loops (BBPLLs), both the hard nonlinearity of the phase detector and the frequency granularity of the digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) can give rise to undesired tones or peaking in the output spectrum. This work derives the maximum ratio between DCO resolution and jitter, which avoids limit cycles, in the case of(More)
This paper presents a digital scrambling technique to improve the linearity of flash time-to-digital converters (TDCs) with sub-gate-delay time resolution. Thanks to this approach, a flash TDC using N time arbiters behaves as a quasi-stochastic TDC with an equivalent number of samples equal to N, at the negligible area cost of doubling the number of minimum(More)