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—This paper presents a low-power 10-bit 50-MS/s successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that uses a monotonic capacitor switching procedure. Compared to converters that use the conventional procedure, the average switching energy and total capacitance are reduced by about 81% and 50%, respectively. In the switching(More)
One of the most important issues during the analog layout phase is to achieve accurate capacitance ratios. However, systematic and random mismatches will affect the accuracy of the capacitance ratios. A common-centroid placement is helpful to reduce the systematic mismatch, but it still needs the property of high dispersion to reduce the random mismatch(More)
This paper reports a 10-bit 50MS/s SAR ADC with a set-and-down capacitor switching method. Compared to the conventional method, the average switching energy is reduced about 81%. At 50MS/s and 1.2V supply, the ADC consumes 0.92mW and achieves an SNDR of 52.78dB, resulting in an FOM of 52fJ/Conversion-step. Fabricated in a 0.13µm 1P8M CMOS technology, the(More)
—In this brief, a split-capacitor correlated double sampling (SC-CDS) technique is proposed to improve the performance of CDS. Using the proposed technique, low-gain operational amplifiers (op-amps) can be employed to implement a low-power pipelined analog-to-digital converter (ADC). A power-efficient class-AB pseudodifferential op-amp and its corresponding(More)
In recent years, due to the improvements in CMOS technologies, medium resolution (8 to 10b) SAR ADCs have been able to achieve sampling rates of several tens of MS/s with excellent power efficiency and small area [1]-[4]. When the sampling rate increases, the SAR ADCs suffer from settling issues. In a typical 10b 100MS/s ADC, when the sampling settling(More)
Digital wireless communication applications such as UWB and WPAN necessitate low-power high-speed ADCs to convert RF/IF signals into digital form for subsequent baseband processing. Considering latency and conversion speed, flash ADCs are often the most preferred option. Generally, flash ADCs suffer from high power consumption and large area overhead. On(More)
— Power has become a burning issue in modern VLSI design. In modern integrated circuits, the power consumed by clocking gradually takes a dominant part. Given a design, we can reduce its power consumption by replacing some flip-flops with fewer multi-bit flip-flops. However, this procedure may affect the performance of the original circuit. Hence, the(More)
In this paper, a complete analysis for the input combinations of balanced and unbalanced adder trees based on C-testability conditions is presented. Based on the analysis, a simple and efficient design-for-testability scheme is proposed to implement the testable design for motion estimation (ME) circuit in H.264/AVC. The proposed testable scheme is applied(More)