Pedro Figueiredo,

ChipIdea Microelectrónica


The Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) are the link between the “real” analog world and the tremendous processing and memorization possibilities of the digital circuits. There are several architectures, each suited to a certain sampling frequency / resolution range. This talk will focus on high-speed medium resolution ADCs implemented in CMOS technologies, which are a fundamental building block of many video and communication systems, as well as of optical and magnetic data storage frontends. The linearity that can be achieved by these converters is mainly limited by the offset voltages existing in its constituting blocks. This talk addresses state-of-art offset reduction techniques, and presents results from integrated ADC prototypes.


Date: 2006-Nov-23     Time: 14:00:00     Room: 336

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