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Multihit multichannel time-to-digital converter with ±1% differential nonlinearity and near optimal time resolution

Andreani, Pietro LU ; Bigongiari, F.; Roncella, Roberto; Saletti, Roberto; Terreni, Pierangelo; Bigongiari, A. and Lippi, M. (1998) In IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 33(4). p.650-656
Abstract
An eight-channel, 1 ns bin-size, 23 b dynamic range, single-chip, multihit, time-to-digital converter (TDC) is presented in this paper. A new architecture mixing two previous TDC realizations has been adopted. The chip can execute common-start or common-stop operations on the trailing, leading, or both transitions of the input channels; it stores at least 32 events/channel with a double-hit resolution of 16 ns. A prototype of about 120 mm2 has been integrated into a double-metal, single-poly, n-well 1 μm CMOS process, and its performance has been compared to that of similar devices. Test results show that a differential nonlinearity error of ±1%, an integral nonlinearity less than 0.2 least significant hit (LSB), and a time resolution of... (More)
An eight-channel, 1 ns bin-size, 23 b dynamic range, single-chip, multihit, time-to-digital converter (TDC) is presented in this paper. A new architecture mixing two previous TDC realizations has been adopted. The chip can execute common-start or common-stop operations on the trailing, leading, or both transitions of the input channels; it stores at least 32 events/channel with a double-hit resolution of 16 ns. A prototype of about 120 mm2 has been integrated into a double-metal, single-poly, n-well 1 μm CMOS process, and its performance has been compared to that of similar devices. Test results show that a differential nonlinearity error of ±1%, an integral nonlinearity less than 0.2 least significant hit (LSB), and a time resolution of 0.443 LSB-significantly better than those of comparable TDCs and very close to the theoretical limit of 0.408 LSB-have been achieved (Less)
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  author       = {Andreani, Pietro and Bigongiari, F. and Roncella, Roberto and Saletti, Roberto and Terreni, Pierangelo and Bigongiari, A. and Lippi, M.},
  issn         = {0018-9200},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {650--656},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits},
  title        = {Multihit multichannel time-to-digital converter with ±1% differential nonlinearity and near optimal time resolution},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/4.663573},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {1998},
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