Design of a Current-Controlled Oscillator for Wide-Dynamic-Range, Time-Based, Delta-Sigma Modulator

  • Young In Kim
  • Soon Jae Kweon
  • Soh Myung Ha
  • Chong Soo Jung KAIST
  • Min Kyu Je
Keywords: Analog-to-Digital Converter(ADC), Current-Controlled Oscillator(CCO), Delta-Sigma Modulator(DSM)

Abstract

This paper presents a design of 15-stage, current-controlled oscillator (CCO) for wide-dynamic-range, time-based, delta-sigma modulator (DSM). The DSM utilizes a time-based quantizer which consists of ring CCO-based integrator and phase extended quantizer. In order to achieve both high loop-gain of the DSM and low-power consumption of the oscillator, the CCO is designed only with inverter delay-cells. In addition, phase extended quantizer is used to add most-significant bit to the DSM output, increasing resolution of the DSM. The designed DSM also utilizes the inherent clocked-averaging property. As a result, the DSM does not need an external dynamic element matching circuit to reduce the effect of the digital-to-analog converter mismatch. The simulation results show that the center frequency and gain of the CCO are near 1.25 MHz and 949 GHz/A under the bias current of 1.2 μA. Through an experiment using the fabricated chip in 65-nm CMOS technology, we confirmed those efficient performances of the designed CCO.

Published
2021-12-30
How to Cite
Kim, Y. I., Kweon, S. J., Ha, S. M., Jung, C. S., & Je, M. K. (2021). Design of a Current-Controlled Oscillator for Wide-Dynamic-Range, Time-Based, Delta-Sigma Modulator . Journal of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 8(1). Retrieved from http://jicas.idec.or.kr/index.php/JICAS/article/view/87
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