Algorithmic-Pipelined ADC with a Modified Residue Curve for Better Linearity Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2017 IEEE. In this paper, the minimum total required transconductance for the different architectures of the pipelined ADC are computed. This helps the pipelined ADC designers to find the most power-efficient architecture between different topologies based on the same input-referred thermal noise. It is shown that the Algorithmic-Pipelined ADC requires a simpler Sub-ADC and shows lower sensitivity to the Multiplying DAC (MDAC) errors and smaller area and power dissipation in comparison to the conventional multi-bit per stage pipelined ADC. Also, it is shown that the Algorithmic-Pipelined architecture is more-tolerant to capacitive mismatch for the same input-referred thermal noise than the conventional multi-bit per stage architecture. To take full advantage of these properties, a modified residue curve for the pipelined ADC is proposed. This concept introduces better linearity compared with the conventional residue curve of the pipelined ADC; this approach is particularly attractive for the digitization of signals with large peak to average ratio such as OFDM coded signals.

author list (cited authors)

  • Naderi, M. H., & Silva-Martinez, J.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • August 2017