Salvatore Levantino

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This paper proposes a complete analysis of quadrature-coupled LC oscillators. These oscillators operate off-resonance and for this reason, their phase noise worsens at increasing coupling strength. Since the coupling transistors raise the total power consumption, the noise-power product degrades further with respect to a stand-alone oscillator. On the other(More)
—Flicker noise up-conversion in voltage-biased oscilla-tors can be effectively suppressed by inserting resistances in series to the drain of the transconductor MOSFETs. This solution avoids the degradation of the start-up margin and the adoption of area-demanding resonant filters with proper tuning. This paper presents a detailed theoretical analysis of 1/f(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 2 , at the negligible area cost of doubling the number of(More)