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This paper presents the design of a hybrid continuous-time/discrete-time fourth-order cascade ΣΔ modulator intended for wideband low-power wireless applications. The circuit is based on a new concept of multirate operation, in which the front-end stage - implemented using continuous-time (Gm-C) integrators - operates at a higher rate than the back-end (switched-capacitor) stage. This strategy benefits from the faster operation of continuous-time circuits while keeping power efficiency and high robustness against circuit element tolerances. Simulation results show that the modulator is able to operate with a maximum sampling rate of up to 1GHz, digitizing signals with a 44-to-92dB peak signal-to-(noise+distortion) ratio within a programmable 5-to-60MHz bandwidth.