A/D converter trends: Power dissipation, scaling and digitally assisted architectures

  • Boris Murmann
  • Published 2008 in 2008 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference


This paper summarizes recent trends in the area of low-power A/D conversion. Survey data collected over the past eleven years indicates that the power efficiency of ADCs has improved on average by a factor of two every two years. A closer inspection on the impact of technology scaling is presented to explain the observed trend in the context of shrinking supply voltages and increasing device speed. Finally, a discussion on minimalistic and digitally assisted design approaches is used to sketch a route toward further improvements in ADC power efficiency and performance.

DOI: 10.1109/CICC.2008.4672032

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@article{Murmann2008ADCT, title={A/D converter trends: Power dissipation, scaling and digitally assisted architectures}, author={Boris Murmann}, journal={2008 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference}, year={2008}, pages={105-112} }