Ultra Low Energy Analog-to-Digital Converter Technologies

Ultra Low Energy Analog-to-Digital Converter Technologies

  • Ultra Low Energy Analog-to-Digital Converter Technologies
    ART/083CP
    20100203 - 20110802
    7944

    Mr David Kwong
    • Complete design, tapeout and evaluation of an ultra low energy 8 bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for 1.2V voltage supply on 65nm CMOS technology • Complete design, tapeout and evaluation of an ultra low energy 12 bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for 1.2V voltage supply on 65nm CMOS technology • Complete design, tapeout and evaluation of 3.3V voltage sigma delta converter with 16 bit resolution on 0.35u CMOS technology. • Complete feasibility study on digital filter for ADC.
    AlChip Technologies, Inc [Sponsor]

    Analog-to-digital converter is used to interface between the physical environment and digital domain that process data with sophisticate algorithm. The emerging portable medical and micro-sensor devices usually have stringent requirements on energy consumption. Ultra low-energy data converter is therefore a key technology to facilitate such applications and to extend battery life. The core building blocks of this program include ultra-low energy successive approximation register (SAR) and multi-stage sigma-delta (SD) analog-to-digital converter. These IP blocks will become the initial prototype ICs subsystem which can later be reused to build more complex integrated system. Thus we not only address the current market needs and generate immediate incomes but also lay down the foundation for more advanced analog circuit technology for future technological needs in Hong Kong.