Bandwidth-efficient calibration method for nonlinear errors in M-channel time-interleaved ADCs
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In order to enhance the effective resolution of time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters (TI-ADCs), both linear and nonlinear channel mismatches should be carefully calibrated. This paper concentrates on a bandwidth-efficient background calibration method for nonlinear errors in M-channel TI-ADCs. It utilizes the least-mean square algorithm as well as a certain degree of oversampling to achieve adaptive mismatch tracking. The calibration performance and computational complexity are investigated and evaluated through behavioral-level simulations. Furthermore, a calibration strategy for narrow-band input signals is proposed and verified as an improvement of the basic calibration structure for such signals.
KeywordsBackground Calibration Bandwidth efficient Nonlinear errors M-channel Time-interleaved ADCs
The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and insightful suggestions which helped improving the manuscript.
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