A third order delta-sigma modulator employing shared opamp technique for WCDMA on 0.18um CMOS

Ghazal Fahmy, Daisuke Kanemoto, Haruichi Kanaya, Keiji Yoshida, Ramesh Pokharel, Awinash Anand

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Analog to digital converter is a vital component in a wireless transceiver. High order loop filter is one of conventional approach to attain high resolution delta-sigma modulator which required one opamp for each integrator. A third orders delta-sigma modulator (DSM) has been designed utilizing shared opamp technique to reduce number of opamp required and decrease power consumption. Moreover, this architecture has relaxed comparator speed which is appropriate for wireless applications. First and second stages are sharing one opamp in integration and sampling phase. The proposed circuit has been designed on TSMC 0.18um CMOS technology. 2MHz Bandwidth, 50dB Peak SQNR, which is suitable for WCDMA, have been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1204-1209
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Electronics Express
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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