|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|140667||2018||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6527 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Volume 89, May 2018, Pages 6-14
Along with CMOS technology scaling, ADC-based serial link receivers have drawn growing interest in backplane communications but power dissipation of the ADC and complex digital equalizer in such digital receivers can be a limiting factor in high-speed applications. Implementing analog embedded equalization within the front-end ADC structure can potentially relax the ADC resolution requirement and reduces the complexity of the DSP which results in a more energy-efficient receiver. In this paper, the equivalence between the speculative comparisons of a loop-unrolling DFE and an ADC with non-uniform quantization levels is utilized to propose a novel ADC-based DFE receiver structure. The equivalency partially compensates for the power overhead imposed by loop-unrolling DFE. The 5-bit prototype receiver with two-tap embedded DFE is designed, laid out and simulated in a 130-nm CMOS process with 1.8 Gbps data rate. With embedded DFE disabled, the receiver achieves 4.57-bits ENOB and 1.77 pJ/conv.-step FOM. With 1.8-Gbps signaling across a 48-in FR4 channel, the two-tap DFE enabled receiver opens the completely closed eye and allows for a 0.26 UI timing margin at a BER of 10â9. The total active area is 0.21â¯mm2 and the ADC consumes 76 mW from a 1.2-V supply.