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A second-order continuous-time delta-sigma modulator incorporating a proposed 4-bit asynchronous sequential quantizer and a digital excess-loop-delay (ELD) compensation technique is presented. The sequential operation of the proposed quantizer facilitates low power consumption while the hardware-efficient digital compensation technique allows the modulator to accommodate ELD. With a 1-MHz bandwidth and a 60-MHz sampling rate, the measured peak signal-to-noise-and-distortion ratio and dynamic range are 62 and 67 dB, respectively. Fabricated in a 90-nm CMOS, this chip consumes only 0.89 mW from a 1.2-V supply.
Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:58 , Issue: 12 )
Date of Publication: Dec. 2011