Power optimization of high performance ΔΣ modulators for portable measurement applications

Jian Xu, Xiaobo Wu, Hanqing Wang, Junyi Shen, Bill Liu

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Abstract

In this paper, power optimization of two high performance ΔΣ modulators for portable measurement applications is presented. One modulator is a single-loop single-bit topology which achieves an 89.8dB peak SNDR and consumes 20μW with a 1.5V supply. Here, a new power efficient current mirror Class-AB OTA is introduced to reduce the power. The other modulator adopts both multi-bit technique and switched-opamp (SO) technique to realize the ultra-low power target. Its total power consumption is only 9μW at a 1.8V supply, and the peak SNDR reaches 80.5dB. Especially, a new fully-clocked SO is proposed in this modulator to achieve a 50% power saving and double Figure-of-Merit (FOM) over the traditional type. Besides, to realize a zero-optimization coefficient of 1/100 and improve the performance, a novel resonator idea applicable to SO technique is adopted with 75% power and 70% area reduction. Both modulators are fabricated in a low cost 0.35μm CMOS process with a bandwidth of 1 kHz. The measured results show high FOM of the designed modulators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010
Pages369-372
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 6th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 8 2010Nov 10 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010

Conference

Conference2010 6th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11/8/1011/10/10

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