A 6-b UWB subsampling track & hold with 5.5-GHz ERBW in 40 nm CMOS

Maarten Strackx, Emiliano D'Agostino, Paul Leroux, Patrick Reynaert

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    3 Scopus citations


    This paper presents an ultra wideband track and hold (T/H) circuit using direct RF subsampling for radar applications. The circuit enables digitization of the whole received UWB pulse instead of a sole distance measurement used in correlating receivers. In this way, more target information is acquired for further digital processing. Subsampling was applied to achieve a low power concumption of 1.4 mW which includes the T/H core and clock generator. The circuit operates on a rail-to-rail input using the bootstrapping technique. To avoid reliability issues caused by bootstrapping the sampling switch, bulk switching and precharge techniques are introduced. An effective resolution bandwidth of 5.5-GHz was measured with an accuracy of 6-b. The track and hold circuit has been implemented in 40 nm CMOS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2014
    PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781479938629
    StatePublished - 2014
    Event2014 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2014 - Tampa Bay, FL
    Duration: 1 Jun 20143 Jun 2014

    Publication series

    NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
    ISSN (Print)1529-2517


    Conference2014 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityTampa Bay, FL

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering

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