Band Connections for Digital Substrate Noise Reduction Using Active Cancellation Circuits

Hiroto SUZUKI  Kazuyuki WADA  Yoshiaki TADOKORO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.2   pp.372-379
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.2.372
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques and Related Topics)
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Keyword: 
digital substrate noise,  active cancellation,  mixed-signal circuit,  

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Summary: 
Band connections employed in active cancellation circuits for effective reduction of digital substrate noise are proposed. An almost-odd-symmetrical noise characteristic is utilized for canceling out noises. Advancing this idea, interlaced connections of four bands are also proposed. Excess cancellation by those bands is more effective for noise reduction in a guard ring than a cancellation by two bands. Use of L-shaped bands on the basis of the interlaced connection suppresses the noise more. Simulation and experimental results show that the proposed band connections reduce the noise.