A 9 bit 34 MS/s SAR Analog-to-Digital Converter in 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS

Conference: PRIME 2012 - 8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics & Electronics
06/12/2012 - 06/15/2012 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: PRIME 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Digel, Johannes; Grözing, Markus; Berroth, Manfred (Institute of Electrical and Optical Communications Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

A 9 bit 34 MS/s successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is presented. The successive approximation is realized with a switched-capacitor digitalto- analog converter (SC-DAC) which is very power efficient. The switching control and SAR are implemented with special flip-flops that have two delay inputs. The classical switching algorithm is extended to be capable of deriving one additional bit. The ADC is implemented in a 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS technology. The chip size is 2.1×0.7 mm2 while the ADC core only occupies 0.3×0.2 mm2. At a conversion rate of 22 MS/s the SNDR and SFDR are 49.3 dB and 59.8 dB with a low frequency input. For Nyquist frequency, SNDR and SFDR are 48.7 dB and 59.0 dB. The effective resolution bandwidth (ERBW) is 30 MHz. The ADC consumes 3.3 mW from a 1.3 V supply and has a FoM of 630 fJ/conv. step at 22 MS/s.