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Design techniques for a low-power pipelined analog-to-digital converters (ADC) without using a front-end sample-and-hold amplifier are presented. Two sampling topologies are compared that minimize aperture error by matching the time constant between signal paths. A digital correction expansion technique is also presented for multibit ADCs, which further increases tolerance to aperture error. Elimination of the front-end SHA can save more than half of the ADCs static power dissipation.
Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:51 , Issue: 11 )
Date of Publication: Nov. 2004