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Self-Injection-Locked Integrated Analog-to-Digital Converter

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Project "SILICON" data sheet

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Organization address
address: BELFIELD
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 4

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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website
 Total cost 175˙866 €
 EC max contribution 175˙866 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2019-03-31


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 Project objective

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) will soon represent the main target application of ICs, involving thousands of autonomous devices forming a large communication network for the purpose of exchanging/processing information about the physical world. From a hardware standpoint, the RF wireless transceivers of IoT devices demand the highest possible energy efficiency and a small area to enable inexpensive large-scale integration. Since analog/RF building blocks must be integrated with the mainstream digital technology, new circuit topologies and techniques must be adopted. The time-mode signaling, recently exploited in all-digital PLLs, data converters (the so called time-mode or VCO-based ADCs), opamps and filters, allows the performance of “analog” circuits to improve with the technology scaling. The proposed research focuses on a novel architecture of time-mode ADC, attempting to mitigate the fundamental limitations of such class of converters (i.e. the highly nonlinear VCO) by exploiting advanced RF techniques, thus giving rise to a hybrid time/frequency-mode operation. Studies have shown that by injection-locking an oscillator to its own delayed resonating waveform (self-injection-locking, SIL), the oscillating frequency can be made reasonably linear versus only two well-controlled parameters (i.e. the amplitude and phase of the self-injected signal). The SIL technique will be exploited to achieve a known, predictable relationship between the oscillating frequency and a certain analog quantity (i.e. the input signal). Accordingly, the proposed research attempts to mathematically overcome, and not to compensate accordingly, the nonlinear characteristic of an oscillator. By adding a simple digital frequency detector, SILICON has potential to devise a new class of data converters, the SIL-ADCs. It will also provide the applicant with cutting edge training from academic & industry leaders in the field which will be implemented using a personalised career development plan.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Hongying Wang, Filippo Schembari, Marek Miskowicz, Robert Bogdan Staszewski
An Adaptive-Resolution Quasi-Level-Crossing-Sampling ADC Based on Residue Quantization in 28-nm CMOS
published pages: 178-181, ISSN: 2573-9603, DOI: 10.1109/lssc.2019.2899723
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters 1/8 2019-10-07
2019 Viet Nguyen, Filippo Schembari, Robert Bogdan Staszewski
A 0.2-V 30-MS/s 11b-ENOB Open-Loop VCO-Based ADC in 28-nm CMOS
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2573-9603, DOI: 10.1109/lssc.2019.2906777
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters 2019-10-07

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