4-bit, 16 GS/s ADC with new parallel reference network

  title={4-bit, 16 GS/s ADC with new parallel reference network},
  author={Yevgen Borokhovych and Hans Gustat and Christoph J. Scheytt},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems},
This paper presents a high-speed 4 bit full-flash Analog-to-Digital Converter with a new parallel reference network for an UWB radar. The ADC is implemented in 190 GHz SiGe BiCMOS technology, has more than 6 GHz effective resolution input bandwidth and operates up to 16 GSample/s. Power dissipation is 1.15 W including test buffers and 750 mW of the converter itself.