Dicode Partial Response Signaling over Inductively-Coupled Channel

Koichi YAMAGUCHI  Masayuki MIZUNO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E94-C    No.4    pp.613-618
Publication Date: 2011/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E94.C.613
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Circuits and Design Techniques for Advanced Large Scale Integration)
inductively coupled,  partial response,  current-mode driver,  adaptive equalization,  

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Dicode partial response signaling system over inductively-coupled channel has been developed to achieve higher data rate than self-resonant frequencies of inductors. The developed system operates at five times higher data rates than conventional systems with the same inductor. A current-mode equalization in the transmitter designed in a 90-nm CMOS successfully reshapes waveforms to obtain dicode signals at the receiver. For a 5-Gb/s signaling through the coupled inductors with a 120-µm diameter and a 120-µm distance, 20-mV eye opening was observed. The power consumption value of the transmitter was 58 mW at the 5-Gb/s operation.