Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science
Volume 03 Issue 07 2016
ISSN no: 2348-3121
Page no: 85-89
Abstract – Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are essential components in systems where an interface between analog signals and their digital representation is necessary. Sampling rate, resolution, throughput, latency and die area are some of the factors to be considered while designing the ADC. In conventional MDAC based flash ADCs, the number of necessary comparators are high, which scales exponentially with the resolution of the converter, making it, in some cases, impractical to implement due to the necessary die area. If more steps (or stages) are added to the converter to simplify its implementation and relax the requirements of each step, which would lead to a minimum resolution per step, the resulting A/D architecture would be the Pipeline. In this project, a high speed, low power, analog to digital converter in 120 nm CMOS technology was designed using MICROWIND software.
Keywords— ADC; CMOS ; Pipeline ; Microwind
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