A 1V 200kS/s 10-bit Successive Approximation ADC for a Sensor Interface
A 200kS/s 10-bit successive approximation (SA) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a rail-to-rail input signal is proposed for acquiring biosignals such as EEG and MEG signals. A split-capacitor-based digital-to-analog converter (SC-DAC) is used to reduce the power consumption and chip area. The SC-DAC's linearity is improved by using dummy capacitors and a small bootstrapped analog switch with a constant on-resistance, without increasing its area. A time-domain comparator with a replica circuit for clock feed-through noise compensation is designed by using a highly differential digital architecture involving a small area. Its area is about 50% less than that of a conventional time-domain comparator. The proposed SA ADC is implemented by using a 0.18-µm 1-poly 6-metal CMOS process with a 1V supply. The measured DNL and INL are +0.44/-0.4 LSB and +0.71/-0.62 LSB, respectively. The SNDR is 55.43dB for a 99.01kHz analog input signal at a sampling rate of 200kS/s. The power consumption and core area are 5µW and 0.126mm<sup>2</sup>, respectively. The FoM is 47fJ/conversion-step.
- IEICE transactions on electronics
IEICE transactions on electronics 94(11), 1798-1801, 2011-11-01