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A High-resolution Vernier Gated-Ring-Oscillator TDC in 90-nm CMOS

Lu, Ping LU and Andreani, Pietro LU (2010) NORCHIP Conference, 2010 In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
A Vernier Gate-Ring-Oscillator (GRO) Time to Digital Converter (TDC) is proposed and implemented in 90-nm CMOS process technology. It utilizes two GRO chains as the delay lines. The time resolution is determined by the difference between two delays, so not limited by the process. Moreover, the quantization noise can be first-order shaped by the gated behavior in the oscillators, which further improves the in-band TDC noise contribution for an ADPLL. Operating at 1.2-V supply with 250MHz clock, the chip achieves a less-than-10ps coarse resolution (varies with digital control bits) and consumes only 3.6-mA.
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10.1109/NORCHIP.2010.5669467
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  abstract     = {A Vernier Gate-Ring-Oscillator (GRO) Time to Digital Converter (TDC) is proposed and implemented in 90-nm CMOS process technology. It utilizes two GRO chains as the delay lines. The time resolution is determined by the difference between two delays, so not limited by the process. Moreover, the quantization noise can be first-order shaped by the gated behavior in the oscillators, which further improves the in-band TDC noise contribution for an ADPLL. Operating at 1.2-V supply with 250MHz clock, the chip achieves a less-than-10ps coarse resolution (varies with digital control bits) and consumes only 3.6-mA.},
  author       = {Lu, Ping and Andreani, Pietro},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  isbn         = {978-1-4244-8972-5},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4},
  title        = {A High-resolution Vernier Gated-Ring-Oscillator TDC in 90-nm CMOS},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NORCHIP.2010.5669467},
  year         = {2010},
}