Broadband Opto-Electrical Receivers in Standard CMOS

  • Carolien Hermans
  • Michiel Steyaert

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing Series book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 1-11
  3. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 13-26
  4. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 27-60
  5. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 61-105
  6. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 107-131
  7. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 133-166
  8. Carolien Hermans, Michiel Steyaert
    Pages 167-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-176

About this book

Introduction

Broadband Opto-Electrical Receivers in Standard CMOS fits in the quest for integrated opto-electrical solutions, and focuses on the receiver front-end. To further reduce the cost, the cheapest technology is selected: standard CMOS, without any optical tricks or flavors. The emphasis is on the analysis, design and implementation of high-performance analog receiver circuits.

Broadband Opto-Electrical Receivers in Standard CMOS starts from the basic fundamentals, necessary for the design of opto-electronic interface circuits. The book continues with an in-depth analysis of the photodiode, transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and limiting amplifier (LA). To thoroughly understand the light detection mechanisms in silicon, first a one-dimensional and second a two-dimensional model is developed. Analytical design equations are derived to guide the design of the amplifying circuits. For the TIA, the focus lies on the sensitivity-speed trade-off. For the LA, a high gain-bandwidth is pursued. Several practical design examples reveal the subtleties and challenges encountered during the design of high-performance analog circuits.

Broadband Opto-Electrical Receivers in Standard CMOS covers the total design flow of monolithic CMOS optical receivers. All material is experimentally verified with several CMOS implementations, with ultimately a fully integrated Gbit/s optical receiver front-end including photodiode, TIA and LA. The book is essential reading for analog design engineers and researchers in the field and is also suitable as a text book for an advanced course on the subject.

Keywords

CMOS analog circuit design filter integrated circuit optoelectronics photodiode single-electron transistor static-induction transistor transimpedance amplifier

Authors and affiliations

  • Carolien Hermans
    • 1
  • Michiel Steyaert
    • 2
  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6222-3
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6221-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6222-3
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