Mixed Signal Circuit Design

High Frequency Data Converters - Design and Implementation

Associated Courses:
High-Frequency Data Converters: Design and Implementation (Vorlesung)
High-Frequency Data Converters: Design and Implementation (Projekt)

Contact Person
Prof. Gerfers

High-Frequency Data Converter Techniques

EN 424 (Vorlesung)
EN 414 (Projekt)

Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 (Vorlesung)
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 (Projekt)
Start 18.04.2023

Learning Outcome
The continuous progress in the field of integrated nano-electronic circuits and systems makes it possible to integrate more complex functions with ever-increasing operating speeds in a system-on-chip approach.

The module "High-Frequency Data Converter Techniques" takes up this technological development and focuses on the architecture, design and mode of operation of high-frequency high-precision building blocks such as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), phase-locked loops (PLLs) etc. These building blocks are key for application areas like wireless infrastructure applications (e.g. LTE), transceiver systems for electro-optical applications (e.g. Silicon Photonics), power dissipation low sensor systems for biomedical applications (e.g. nerve stimulation) or topics of automotive electronics and Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Teachning Content
In this course the following topics are taught
1.    High-speed transceiver architectures, wireline receiver and transmitter, equalizer
2.    Nyquist rate ADC oversampling ADCs, SAR ADCs, Slope ADCs and their pros and cons
3.    SC technology, track - & - Hold Architecturen, Noise Folding, comparators
4.    Nyquist rate DAC, oversampling DACs, current-steering vs voltage mode as well as and their pros and cons
5.    Programmable Amplifier (PGA / VGA), antialiasing filter
6.    Z-transform, discrete fast Fourier transform, resolution, linearity
7.    layout