An Adaptive Inductorless Continuous Time Equalizer for Gigabit Links in 0.13 um CMOS

@article{Monga2014AnAI,
  title={An Adaptive Inductorless Continuous Time Equalizer for Gigabit Links in 0.13 um CMOS},
  author={Sushrant Monga and Shouri Chatterjee},
  journal={2014 27th International Conference on VLSI Design and 2014 13th International Conference on Embedded Systems},
  year={2014},
  pages={450-454}
}
A multi-gigabit inductor-less wide-range adaptive continuous time equalizer (CTE) architecture is presented. The incoming data stream is equalized using one-bit post-cursor clock-less dynamic feedback. The circuit adapts to a given link environment (noisy channel and the termination) by controlling the amount of feedback and thereby defining the high-frequency and low-frequency response. The architecture is scalable to higher speeds with technology. The circuit can be operated in different… CONTINUE READING