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This paper presents a sigma-delta (ΣΔ) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for the extended bandwidth asymmetric digital subscriber line application (ADSL2+). The core of the ADC is a cascaded 2-1-1 ΣΔ modulator that employs a resonator-based topology in the first stage, three tri-level quantizers, and two different pairs of reference voltages. As shown in the experimental result, for a 2.2 MHz signal bandwidth, the ADC achieves a dynamic range of 86 dB and a peak signal-to-noise and distortion ratio (SNDR) of 78 dB with an oversampling ratio of 16. It is implemented in a 0.25-μm CMOS technology, in a 2.4-mm2 active area including decimation filter and reference voltage buffers, and dissipates 180 mW from a 2.5-V power supply.
Date of Conference: 13-15 Nov. 2006