A continuous-time band-pass (BP) delta-sigma (DS) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is presented in this letter. The proposed BP ADC has four time-interleaved (TI) sub-ADCs that use ring oscillators as phase-domain integrators to achieve second-order noise shaping. The proposed BP-ADC architecture ensures that spurious tones due to mismatch between sub-ADCs fall out of the signal band and also have intrinsic interferer rejection capability. A prototype ADC fabricated in 65-nm CMOS is operated at an IF of 52 MHz. The ADC has SNDR of 63.1 and 59.5 dB at 1.04 and 4.3-MHz bandwidth, respectively. The ADC consumes only 0.36-mW power from a 0.9-V supply and has an energy efficiency of 21 fJ/step improving upon the current state of the art by 3.5×.
- Analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
- band-pass (BP) delta-sigma (DS)
- time interleaved (TI)
- voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering