Power efficient 4.5Gbit/s optical receiver in 130nm CMOS with integrated photodiode

@article{Tavernier2008PowerE4,
  title={Power efficient 4.5Gbit/s optical receiver in 130nm CMOS with integrated photodiode},
  author={Filip Tavernier and Michiel S. J. Steyaert},
  journal={ESSCIRC 2008 - 34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference},
  year={2008},
  pages={162-165}
}
An optical receiver with integrated photodiode in 130 nm CMOS is presented. The extremely unfavourable optical and electrical performance of a differential photodiode in this technology, namely a very low responsivity of only 5 mA/W, an optical bandwidth of 500 MHz and a large photodiode capacitance of 1pF, have been solved so that bitrates of 4.5Gbit/s and higher can be received for BER values as low as 10-12. The power consumption for this is only 74.16 mW due to a biasing in weak inversion. 

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