A 10-bit 2.33 fJ/conv. SAR-ADC with high speed capacitive DAC switching using a novel effective asynchronous control circuitry

  • Farhana Begum
  • Sandeep Mishra
  • Md. Najrul Islam
  • Anup DandapatEmail author


Successive-approximation-register (SAR) ADC has gained popularity owing to its low power consumption in the growing field of ADC development. This work describes such a structure through the use of a novel low offset comparator thereby reducing the non-linearity performance along with significant improvement in energy-delay metric. A high speed control circuitry is introduced to improve the overall frequency of operation of SAR-ADC minimizing its speed limitation. Capacitive based digital-to-analog converter is used that switches in alternate cycles to reduce the static power dissipation. The ADC architecture is designed in 45-nm CMOS technology at layout of \(0.0139 \,{\hbox {mm}}^{2}\). The extracted results show that the proposed design is a reliable framework to ascertain the effectiveness of SAR-ADC with a faster performance. The results demonstrate an improvement of 47.75% in figure-of-merit. SNDR and SFDR are found to be 57.2 dB and 61.4 dB respectively at input frequency of 10 MHz. The sampling frequency is taken as 1 GHz with a power supply of 1 V.


Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) SAR-ADC Capacitive digital-to-analog converter (DAC) Control logic Dynamic comparator Kick-back noise Regeneration time 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Technology MeghalayaShillongIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Information Technology PuneSudumbareIndia

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