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dc.contributor.advisorSilva-Martinez, Jose
dc.creatorSundar, Arun
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-14T22:20:19Z
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-16T16:18:45Z
dc.date.available2012-02-14T22:20:19Z
dc.date.available2012-02-16T16:18:45Z
dc.date.created2011-12
dc.date.issued2012-02-14
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-12-10515
dc.description.abstractThe summing amplifier and the quantizer form two of the most critical blocks in a continuous time delta sigma (CT ΔΣ) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Most of the conventional CT ΔΣ ADC designs incorporate a voltage summing amplifier and a voltage-mode quantizer. The high gain-bandwidth (GBW) requirement of the voltage summing amplifier increases the overall power consumption of the CT ΔΣ ADC. In this work, a novel method of performing the operations of summing and quantization is proposed. A current-mode summing stage is proposed in the place of a voltage summing amplifier. The summed signal, which is available in current domain, is then quantized with a 3-bit current mode flash ADC. This current mode summing approach offers considerable power reduction of about 80% compared to conventional solutions [2]. The total static power consumption of the summing stage and the quantizer is 5.3mW. The circuits were designed in IBM 90nm process. The static and dynamic characteristics of the quantizer are analyzed. The impact of process and temperature variation and mismatch tolerance as well as the impact of jitter, in the presence of an out-of-band blocker signal, on the performance of the quantizer is also studied.en
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dc.subjectCurrent-modeen
dc.subjectQuantizeren
dc.subjectFlashen
dc.subjectContinuous Timeen
dc.subjectDelta Sigmaen
dc.subjectAnalog-to-Digital Converteren
dc.subjectSumming Amplifieren
dc.subjectADCen
dc.titleA 3-Bit Current Mode Quantizer for Continuous Time Delta Sigma Analog-to-Digital Convertersen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKarsilayan, Aydin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHu, Jiang
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHasan, Muhammad
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