This paper presents an improved architecture of the multistage (MASH) multibit sigma-delta modulators (ΣΔMs). The architecture can be immune to circuit nonidealities over a large portion of input range when oversampling ratio (OSR) is low, and hence the dynamic range (DR) can be improved. Our approach is based on two resonator topologies, high-Q cascade-of-resonator-with-feedforward (HQCRFF) and low-Q cascade-of-integrator- with-feedforward (LQCIFF). The key to improving DR is to use HQCRFF-based single-bit structure in the first stage and have the first stage oscillated. When the first stage oscillates, the coarse quantization noise vanishes and hence circuit nonidealities, such as finite op-amp gain and capacitor mismatching, do not cause leakage quantization noise problem. In addition, because of the in-band zeros introduced by the resonators, the proposed architecture enhances the suppression of the in-band quantization noise for wideband applications. As the results of simulation, the proposed MASH architecture can inherently have wide DR without using additional calibration techniques.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2005|
|Event||IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2005, ISCAS 2005 - Kobe, Japan|
Duration: 23 May 2005 → 26 May 2005