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Author Archives: Dai
Go Moderate
Either Prof. Sansen’s inversion coefficient (IC) approach or Prof. Murmann’s Gm/Id design methodology is telling the same story of poweraware analog design. With the help of Gm/Id design kit, I can easily visualize the transistor performance as a function of its gatesource voltage … Continue reading
The Calculation of Phase Margin
Negative feedback is ubiquitous, and the discussion on its stability can be found everywhere. For ease of reference, I will put a memo on the equations to calculate the phase margin. The amplifying system may includes multiple poles: . Neglecting higher … Continue reading
Gm/IdDesign Methodology
Three times of entering a wrong password to access this site… Earlier in 2012, I wrote an introductory post about EKV model and later extended the related topic a little bit in another post – Stay Simple – SquareLaw Equation … Continue reading
Brief Study of NoiseShaping SAR ADC – Part C
The topic of noiseshaping SAR ADC will come to an end in this post. In Part A, I briefly talked about the concept of noise shaping applied to sigmadelta modulators. In Part B, I introduced one special property of SAR … Continue reading
Brief Study of NoiseShaping SAR ADC – Part B
In the previous post, I’ve shared some basics of sigmadelta ADC. In this post, before we look at the noiseshaping SAR ADC, let’s again do a warmup. The zdomain linear model for a 1storder sigmadelta modulator: The linear model has … Continue reading
Brief Study of NoiseShaping SAR ADC – Part A
Sometimes it is much easier to become a fan of something when you only know something about it. Just like SigmaDelta ADC, it is so complicated that even though I have learned it for several times I still can’t fully understand it! Nevertheless, I am … Continue reading
Noise Effect On The Distribution of ADC Output Codes
In the previous post, the probability of comparator decision with the existence of noise was calculated. In this post, the topic about noise and probability will continue. The whole topic is actually inspired by a 1986paper [1], which discusses noise effect … Continue reading