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Analysis and Design of Voltage-Controlled Oscillator Based Analog-to-Digital Converter

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4 Author(s)
Jaewook Kim ; Nano-SoC center, Daejeon, South Korea ; Tae-Kwang Jang ; Young-Gyu Yoon ; SeongHwan Cho

A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) based analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is a time-based architecture with a first-order noise-shaping property, which can be implemented using a VCO and digital circuits. This paper analyzes the performance of VCO-based ADCs in the presence of nonidealities such as jitter, nonlinearity, mismatch, and the metastability of D flip-flops. Based on this analysis, design criteria for determining parameters for VCO-based ADCs are described. In addition, a digital calibration technique to enhance the spurious-free dynamic range degraded by the nonlinearity is also introduced. To verify the theoretical analysis, a prototype chip is implemented in a 0.13-??m CMOS process. With a 500-MHz sampling frequency, the prototype achieves a signal-to-noise ratio ranging from 71.8 to 21.3 dB for an input bandwidth of 100 kHz-247 MHz, while dissipating 12.6 mW and occupying an area of 0.078 mm2.

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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 1 )