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Fast acquisition clock and data recovery circuit with low jitter

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2 Author(s)
Ruiyuan Zhang ; Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA, USA ; La Rue, G.S.

This paper presents a half-rate clock and data recovery circuit (CDR)that combines the fast acquisition of a phase selection (PS) delay-locked loop (DLL) with the low jitter of a phase-locked loop (PLL). The PLL acquisition time improves considerably with use of a phase frequency magnitude detector(PFMD) that feeds back an estimate of the magnitude of the frequency difference in addition to the sign. Measurements in 0.5μm CMOS technology show operation up to 700 Mb/s, a 7% acquisition range, an initial acquisition time of 8 bit times with jitter of 30% bit time, and jitter of 16 ps after the PLL acquires lock. With a phase frequency detector (PFD), the PLL locks in about 700 ns from an initial frequency difference of 7%. Measurements using a PFMD show the 700 ns PLL acquisition time is reduced on average by about a factor of 5 to 140 ns from an initial 7% frequency difference. The power dissipation is 300mW.

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Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 5 )