A Monotonic Digitally Controlled Delay Element-Based Programmable Trigger Pulse Generator

  • Amit Krishna Dwivedi
  • Manisha Guduri
  • Rishab Mehra
  • Aminul Islam
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 379)


This paper presents a resourceful utilization of a monotonic digitally controlled delay element (DCDE) to propose a programmable high frequency trigger pulse generator circuit (TPG). Performance evaluation of various analog and digital programmable delay elements (DEs) have been carried out to reach the conclusions presented. Further, this work exploits a monotonic DCDE along with an efficient XOR circuitry, to realize the proposed TPG. The proposed design generates a very high frequency ultra-thin pulses of pulse duration ranging from 56 to 170 ps for digital input vector ranging from ‘00000’ to ‘11111’, respectively. The proposed design has been extensively verified using SPICE @ 16-nm predictive technology model.


Programmable delay circuits Trigger pulse generator Digitally controlled delay element 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Krishna Dwivedi
    • 1
  • Manisha Guduri
    • 1
  • Rishab Mehra
    • 1
  • Aminul Islam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyRanchiIndia

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