Analog Circuit Design for Process Variation-Resilient Systems-on-a-Chip

  • Marvin Onabajo
  • Jose Silva-Martinez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Marvin Onabajo, Jose Silva-Martinez
    Pages 1-7
  3. Marvin Onabajo, Jose Silva-Martinez
    Pages 9-30
  4. Marvin Onabajo, Jose Silva-Martinez
    Pages 151-154
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-173

About this book

Introduction

This book describes several techniques to address variation-related design challenges for analog blocks in mixed-signal systems-on-chip. The methods presented are results from recent research works involving receiver front-end circuits, baseband filter linearization, and data conversion. These circuit-level techniques are described, with their relationships to emerging system-level calibration approaches, to tune the performances of analog circuits with digital assistance or control. Coverage also includes a strategy to utilize on-chip temperature sensors to measure the signal power and linearity characteristics of analog/RF circuits, as demonstrated by test chip measurements.   

  • Describes a variety of variation-tolerant analog circuit design examples, including from RF front-ends, high-performance ADCs and baseband filters;
  • Includes built-in testing techniques, linked to current industrial trends;
  • Balances digitally-assisted performance tuning with analog performance tuning and mismatch reduction approaches;
  • Describes theoretical concepts as well as experimental results for test chips designed with variation-aware techniques.

Keywords

Analog performance tuning Built-in Testing Digitally-assisted performance tuning Mismatch Reduction On-chip measurement circuits System on Chip Variation-Tolerant Analog Circuit Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Marvin Onabajo
    • 1
  • Jose Silva-Martinez
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of Electrical & Computer EngineeriNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2., Dept. of Electrical & Computer EngineeriTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2296-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2295-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2296-9
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