A Single-Chip Stereo Audio Delta-Sigma A/D Converter with 117 dB Dynamic Range


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E83-A   No.2   pp.243-251
Publication Date: 2000/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques and Related Topics)
A/D converter,  delta-sigma modulator,  switched-capacitor circuits,  digital filter,  

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A 24-bit, 96 kHz stereo A/D converter (ADC) for DVD-audio has been developed. The single-chip integrates stereo delta-sigma modulators (Δ ΣM's), a voltage reference, and a decimation filter. A fourth-order cascaded Δ ΣM using a local feedback technique was employed to avoid overload without sacrificing noise performance. Low power switched-capacitor techniques were used for implementation. A two-stage decimation filter architecture that reduces digital switching noise was also developed. A merged multi-stage comb filter was used for the first stage, and a bit-serial finite-impulse-response (FIR) filter was used for the second stage. The 18.0 mm2 chip was fabricated in 0.6-µm CMOS with low threshold devices. Measured results show 117 dB A-weighted dynamic range in the 20 kHz passband, with 470 mW power dissipation at 5 V operation.