A 12-bit digital-to-time converter (DTC) with sub-ps-level resolution using current DAC and differential switch for time-to-digital converter (TDC)

@article{Alahdab2012A1D,
  title={A 12-bit digital-to-time converter (DTC) with sub-ps-level resolution using current DAC and differential switch for time-to-digital converter (TDC)},
  author={Salim Alahdab and Antti Mantyniemi and Juha Kostamovaara},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings},
  year={2012},
  pages={2668-2671}
}
This paper describes a digital-to-time converter (DTC) architecture that can be used as interpolator in a time-to-digital converter (TDC). The new architecture of the DTC achieves adjustable sub-ps-level resolution with high linearity in ns-level dynamic range. The propagation delay adjustment is implemented by digitally controlling both the unit load capacitors and the discharge current of the load capacitance using current DAC and differential current switch. The proposed DTC achieves 610 fs… CONTINUE READING