A 6.25Gbps Feed-forward Equalizer in 0.18μm CMOS Technology for SerDes

@article{Gao2012A6F,
  title={A 6.25Gbps Feed-forward Equalizer in 0.18μm CMOS Technology for SerDes},
  author={Jian Gao and Qing-Sheng Hu},
  journal={2012 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP)},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-4}
}
This paper presents a 6.25Gbps feed-forward equalizer (FFE) to reduce the inter-symbol-interference (ISI) in high-speed transmission backplane. The 3-tap fractionally spaced equalizer consists of a delay line, multiplier & summer cells and an output circuit. Active-inductive peaking circuit and capacitor-degenerated circuit are used in the delay line and the output stage respectively to meet the bandwidth demand. The proposed FFE has been implemented in TSMC 0.18μm CMOS technology with a whole… CONTINUE READING