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A 1.5V 10-b 50MS/s 2-channel pipeline ADC is described. Amplifiers arc efficiently shared between channels using low-voltage techniques to reduce the power supply. The selected resolution per stage avoids the need of scaling the stages, simplifying the implementation of a low-power design. Measurements from the prototypes fabricated in a 0.18 μm CMOS technology exhibit 10b DNL, 9.5b INL and 9.2 effective bits at Nyquist-rate. The chip occupies 1.3 mm2 and dissipates only 29 mW at 1.5V.
Date of Conference: 17-19 June 2004