Special Seminar - Aeluros & UCB ISSCC06 presentation Feb. 1

Ann Guerra guerra at par.stanford.edu
Wed Jan 25 15:37:07 PST 2006


Wednesday, February 1, 2006
during the weekly Circuits Meeting
2:30 p.m.
Paul G. Allen Center for Integrated Systems
CIS-101, the Linvill Room

"An Integrated VCSEL Driver for 10Gb Ethernet in 0.13um CMOS" (13.8)

Presenter:  Shwe Verma, Aeluros
Co-authors:  S. Rabii, P. Chau, J. Dao, A. Feldman, H.-J. Liaw, M. Loinaz,
M. Lucchas, A. Salleh, S. Sheth, S. Sidiropoulos, and D. Stark

Abstract:  A 10.3Gb/s VCSEL driver is integrated with a complete Ethernet
transceiver in a standard 0.13um CMOS process.  When driving a VCSEL
differentially, the resulting optical eye exceeds the 10Gb/s Ethernet mask
by 35%.  Intended for short-reach applications, the driver dissipates 85mW
from 1.2V and occupies 0.15mm^2.
"A 6b 600MS/s 5.3mW Asynchronous ADC in 0.13um CMOS" (31.5)

Presenter:  Mike Chen, U. C. Berkeley
Co-author:  R. Brodersen

Abstract:  A 1.2V 6b ADC using asynchronous processing with dual time
interleaving and non-binary successive approximation achieves 600MS/s
while dissipating 5.3mW in a 0.13um CMOS process.  A capacitive ladder
network is used to reduce the input capacitance without compromising
matching accuracy.  The ADC occupies an active area of 0.12mm^2 and has
an input 3dB BW of over 4GHz.
"An Ultra-Low-Power 2.4GHz RF Transceiver for Wireless Sensor Networks in
130nm CMOS with 400mV Supply and an Integrated Passive RX Front-end"

Presenter:  Ben Cook, U. C. Berkeley
Co-authors:  A. Berny, A. Molnar, S. Lanzisera, and K. Pister

Abstract:  A 2.4GHz RF transceiver in 130nm CMOS for sensor networks is
presented.  The transceiver operates from 400mV to accommodate a single
solar cell power supply.  The RX dissipates 200 to 750uW and achieves a
6.7dB NF and a -6.2dBm IIP3 at 330uW.  At 300uW output power, the PA is
44% efficient and the overall TX is 30% efficient.

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