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A full-Custom ASIC Design of a 8-bit, 25 MHz, Pipeline ADC Using 0.35 um CMOS technology

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this project was to design and implement a pipeline Analog-to-Digital Converter using 0.35um CMOS technology. Initial requirements of a 25-MHz conversion rate and 8-bits of resolution where the only given ones. Although additional secondary goals such as low power consumption and small area were stated. The architecture is based on a 1.5 bit per stage structure utilizing digital correction for each stage. A differential switched capacitor circuit consisting of a cascade gm-C op-amp with 200MHz ft is used for sampling and amplification in each stage [12]. Differential dynamic comparators are used to implement the decision levels required for the 1.5-b per stage structure.

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