A High Resolution, Wide Range Digital Impedance Controller

Tae-Hyoung KIM  Kwang-Jin LEE  Uk-Rae CHO  Hyun-Geun BYUN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.8   pp.1723-1725
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.8.1723
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Papers Selected from AP-ASIC 2004)
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Keyword: 
memory,  impedance control,  interface circuit,  eye window,  

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Summary: 
This paper describes a digital impedance controller (DIC) [1] for high-speed signal interface. The proposed DIC provides the wide range impedance control covering from 23 Ω to 140 Ω with 3.29% maximum quantization error. The maximum quantization error of the proposed DIC is 2.26% with RQ ranging from 23 Ω to 53 Ω, the same range covered by conventional scheme. The high resolution and wide range impedance control is implemented by using automatic gate voltage optimization. The amount of jitter caused by quantization error is 6.9 ps while 13.8 ps in conventional scheme. The data input valid window is 623 ps at 0.75200 mV and maximum eye open is 641 mV meaning about 10% improvement at 1.5 Gbps/pin DDR3 SRAM interface.