A 24-Gsps 3-Bit Nyquist ADC Using InP HBTs for DSP-Based Electronic Dispersion Compensation

Hideyuki NOSAKA  Makoto NAKAMURA  Kimikazu SANO  Minoru IDA  Kenji KURISHIMA  Tsugumichi SHIBATA  Masami TOKUMITSU  Masahiro MURAGUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.6   pp.1225-1232
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.6.1225
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuit and Device Technologies)
Category: Optical
Keyword: 
analog-digital conversion,  digital signal processing,  equalizers,  InP HBT,  chromatic dispersion,  polarization-mode dispersion,  OC-192,  

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Summary: 
A 3-bit flash analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) was developed using InP HBTs. Nyquist operation was confirmed up to 24 Gsps, which enables oversampling acquisition for 10 Gbit/s non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signals. The ADC can also be operated at up to 37 Gsps for low input frequencies. To reduce aperture jitter and achieve a wide band of over 7 GHz, an analog input signal for all pre-amplifiers and a clock signal for all latched comparators are provided as traveling waves through coplanar transmission lines. EDC was demonstrated by capturing a 10-Gbit/s pseudo-random bit stream (PRBS) with the waveform degraded by polarization-mode dispersion (PMD). By using the captured data, we confirmed that a calculation of a transversal filter mitigates PMD.