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A high-sensitivity capacitive-coupling interface is presented for wireless wafer testing systems. The transmitter is a buffer that drives the transmitter pad, and the receiver converts the data with various logic thresholds to that with optimum logic threshold. The receiver with the optimum logic threshold achieves the highest sensitivity of 25 mV at the data rate of 2 Gb/s in 0. 18 mum CMOS. The proposed receiver increases the communication distance over 4 times while providing tolerance against the distance-voltage-area variations.