A CMOS flash TDC with 0.84 – 1.3 ps resolution using standard cells

@article{Yamaguchi2012ACF,
  title={A CMOS flash TDC with 0.84 – 1.3 ps resolution using standard cells},
  author={T. J. Yamaguchi and Shinichi Komatsu and Mohamed Abbas and Kunihiro Asada and Nguyen Ngoc Mai-Khanh and Juhi Tandon},
  journal={2012 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium},
  year={2012},
  pages={527-530}
}
This paper proposes a new flash time-to-digital converter (TDC) design, which incorporates deterministic, variable delay into the decision elements. These are implemented with cross-coupled NAND standard cells of variable transistor widths. Both experiment and simulation are used to validate this new design, which provides variable time-difference ranges by… CONTINUE READING