A 6th-Order Quadrature Bandpass Delta Sigma AD Modulator Using Dynamic Amplifier and Noise Coupling SAR Quantizer

Chunhui PAN  Hao SAN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E102-A   No.3   pp.507-517
Publication Date: 2019/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E102.A.507
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques and Related Topics)
quadrature bandpass delta sigma modulator,  image rejection,  SAR quantizer,  noise coupling,  ring amplifier,  complex integrator,  

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This paper presents a 6th-order quadrature bandpass delta sigma AD modulator (QBPDSM) with 2nd-order image rejection using dynamic amplifier and noise coupling (NC) SAR quantizer embedded by passive adder for the application of wireless communication system. A novel complex integrator using dynamic amplifier is proposed to improve the energy efficiency of the QBPDSM. The NC SAR quantizer can realize an additional 2nd-order noise shaping and 2nd-order image rejection by the digital domain noise coupling technique. As a result, the 6th-order QBPDSM with 2nd-order image rejection is realized by two complex integrators using dynamic amplifier and the NC SAR quantizer. The SPICE simulation results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed QBPDSM in 90nm CMOS technology. Simulated SNDR of 76.30dB is realized while a sinusoid -3.25dBFS input is sampled at 33.3MS/s and the bandwidth of 2.083MHz (OSR=8) is achieved. The total power consumption in the modulator is 6.74mW while the supply voltage is 1.2V.