A 12-bit CMOS Current Steering D/A Converter for Embedded Systems

Jesus Ruiz-Amaya, Manuel Delgado-Restituto, Juan F. Fernandez-Bootello, Davide Brandano, Rafael Castro-Lopez, Jose M. de la Rosa
2006 APCCAS 2006 - 2006 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems  
This paper describes the design of a 12-bit digital-to-analog converter for a wireline modem chip implemented in a 0.13tm digital CMOS technology. Transistor-level simulations from extracted layout at the nominal modem data rate of 8OMS/s show an Spurious-Free Dlynamic-Range (SFDR) better than 62dB at Nyquist rate under industrial operation conditions (-40 to 850 temperature range and +10% supply variations) and for all technology process corners. Additionally, the converter achieves a
more » ... achieves a Multi-Tone Power Ratio (MTPR) higher than 59dB for different Discrete MultiTone (DMT) test patterns consisting of 1536 carriers that fall in the Nyquist band. Simulation results at a higher data rate of 200MS/s are also shown in the paper. The converter dissipates less than 150mW from a mixed 3.3/1.2V supply and occupies less than 1.7mm2.
doi:10.1109/apccas.2006.342087 dblp:conf/apccas/Ruiz-AmayaDFBCR06 fatcat:ti42qasvrveg7pt2lgi7doudzm