Ultra low-power 12-bit SAR ADC for RFID applications

@article{Venuto2010UltraL1,
  title={Ultra low-power 12-bit SAR ADC for RFID applications},
  author={Daniela De Venuto and Eduard Stikvoort and David Tio Castro and Youri Ponomarev},
  journal={2010 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE 2010)},
  year={2010},
  pages={1071-1075}
}
The design and first measuring results of an ultra-low power 12bit Successive-Approximation ADC for autonomous multi-sensor systems are presented. The comparator and the DAC are optmised for the lowest power consumption. The proposed design has a power consumption of 0.52μW at a bitclock of 50-kHz and of 0.85μW at 100-kHz with a 1.2-V supply. As far as we know, the Figure-of-Merit of 66 fJ/convertion-step is the best reported so far. The ADC was realised in the NXP CMOS 0.14μm technology with… CONTINUE READING
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