In this paper, a ΔΣ analog-to-digital converter (ADC) was designed and measured for broadband and high-resolution applications by applying the simple circuit technique to alleviate the feedback timing of input feed-forward architecture. With the proposed technique, a low-speed comparator and dynamic element matching (DEM) logic can be applied even for high-speed implementation, which helps to decrease power dissipation. Two prototypes using slightly different input branch topologies were fabricated with a 0.18 um 2-poly and 4-metal CMOS process, and measured to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed circuit technique. The sampling capacitor and feedback DAC capacitors were separated in prototype A, while they were shared in prototype B. The prototypes achieved 81.2 dB and 72.4 dB of SNDR in a 2.1 MHz signal band, respectively.
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