IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems | 2021

A 13-bit 312.5-MS/s Pipelined SAR ADC With Open-Loop Integrator-Based Residue Amplifier and Gain-Stabilized Integration Time Generation



This article describes a gain-stabilized integration time generation technique suitable for the pipelined successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) utilizing an open-loop integrator-based residue amplifier (RA). The gain variation of RA under different process, voltage, and temperature (PVT) conditions is alleviated by adaptively adjusting the length of the generated integration time. A 13-bit 312.5-MS/s two-stage pipelined SAR ADC employing the presented technique is fabricated in a 28-nm process. At a sampling rate of 312.5 MS/s, the prototype ADC achieves a 65.1-dB SNDR and a Walden FoM of 13.95 fJ/conversion-step with an over Nyquist input. Less than 1-dB SNDR variation are obtained for supply voltage varying within ±60 mV and the temperature varying from −40 °C to 120 °C, respectively.

Volume 29
Pages 1416-1427
DOI 10.1109/TVLSI.2021.3078689
Language English
Journal IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems

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