Conference paper

A New Continuous Time Offset and Gain Calibration Strategy for Open-loop Residue Amplifiers of ADC

M. Ghasemzadeh (Urmia Univ., Iran), D. Makarem (Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

A continuous-time offset cancellation and gain calibration strategy is proposed for open-loop residue amplifiers of pipeline ADC’s. The strategy detects gain and offset error using a reliable technique and saves digital amounts of the signals which are resulted from the calibration loop. This allows data conversion to proceed without any interruption. The structure is shared between several RA stages in ADC, decreasing power consumption and area occupation. The strategy does not require extra circuits like replica residue amplifier or wide-bits digital processor for offset and gain-error correction. Utilizing a unit gain and offset calibration structure for the whole RA in the main ADC results in a significant power consumption reduction. The simulations show that the input-referred offset is reduced to around 30 µV. Also, the gain calibration loop provides a gain of 8 with an error deviation less than 0.001.

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Receipt of papers:

March 15th, 2023

Notification of acceptance:

April 30th, 2023

Registration opening:

May 15th, 2023

Final paper versions:

May 15th, 2023