High-Performance D/A-Converters

Application to Digital Transceivers

  • Martin Clara

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Martin Clara
    Pages 1-24
  3. Martin Clara
    Pages 25-62
  4. Martin Clara
    Pages 63-95
  5. Martin Clara
    Pages 97-131
  6. Martin Clara
    Pages 133-165
  7. Martin Clara
    Pages 167-215
  8. Martin Clara
    Pages 217-221
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 223-283

About this book


This book deals with modeling and implementation of high performance, current-steering D/A-converters for digital transceivers in nanometer CMOS technology. In the first part, the fundamental performance limitations of current-steering DACs are discussed. Based on simplified models, closed-form expressions for a number of basic non-ideal effects are derived and tested.  With the knowledge of basic performance limits, the converter and system architecture can be optimized in an early design phase, trading off circuit complexity, silicon area and power dissipation for static and dynamic performance. The second part describes four different current-steering DAC designs in standard 130 nm CMOS. The converters have a resolution in the range of 12-14 bits for an analog bandwidth between 2.2 MHz and 50 MHz and sampling rates from 100 MHz to 350 MHz. Dynamic-Element-Matching (DEM) and advanced dynamic current calibration techniques are employed to minimize the required silicon area.


CMOS Integrated Circuits Converter and System Architecture Current-Steering DAC Data Converters Digital Transceivers in Nanometer CMOS Technology Dynamic Current Calibration Technique Dynamic-Element-Matching and Technique High Performance, Current-Steering D/A-Converters

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Clara
    • 1
  1. 1.LANTIQ-A GmbHVillachAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31228-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31229-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1437-0387
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