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The maximum sampling rate of a continuous-time ΔΣ modulator is limited by quantizer delay. Most conventional delay compensation techniques address less than a clock cycle of delay. A technique previously proposed for compensating quantizer delays in excess of a clock cycle in bandpass modulators involves a parallel feedback path that bypasses the quantizer. We analyze this technique for low-pass modulators and show that sampling rates hitherto not possible can be achieved. Design tradeoffs are investigated, and simulation results showing the effectiveness of the technique are given.
Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:57 , Issue: 9 )
Date of Publication: Sept. 2010