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Project: Low Power Ultra-High Speed Analogue-to-Digital Converter for Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications

Acronym: SPEED
Main Objective: The major goal of this project is to design, integrate in a 90nm CMOS technology and experimentally evaluate a calibration-free 2-channel time-interleaved 6-bit 1GS/s CMOS Pipeline ADC with an EE better than 0.2-0.3 pJ per conversion step and at the same time achieving a very low die area. Many novel techniques will be addressed to reach such goal such as, intensive use of passive structures, amplifier sharing, simple amplifier topology and exhaustive circuit optimization. A second aim of the project will be to include, on-chip, an efficient solution for providing built-in self-testing capability.
Reference: PTDC/EEA-ELC/66857/2006
Funding: FCT/PTDC
Start Date: 01-09-2007
End Date: 01-03-2011
Team: Rui Fuentecilla Maia Ferreira Neves, Nuno Cavaco Gomes Horta
Groups: Integrated Circuits - Lx
Local Coordinator: Rui Fuentecilla Maia Ferreira Neves
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