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A bit-stream adder circuit based on sigma delta (ΣΔ) modulation is proposed and designed in the TSMC 0.18 μm CMOS process. The operating frequency and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance were verified through simulation in Hspice and Matlab. The simulation results show that the proposed circuit can work at a frequency of higher than 10 GHz. Compared with conventional bit-stream adder circuits, the proposed circuit can achieve much better SNR performance or the same SNR performance with several times higher operating frequency and about 20% hardware saving.
Date of Publication: May 27 2010