September 01, 2017

A Capacitor-DAC-Based Technique For Pre-Emphasis-Enabled Multilevel Transmitters

  • Chang M.
  • Chen Y.
  • Du Y.
  • Hu B.
  • Huang R.
  • Lee J.

This brief presents a capacitor digital-to-analog converter (DAC) based technique that is suitable for pre-emphasis-enabled multilevel wireline transmitter design in voltage mode. Detailed comparisons between the proposed technique and conventional direct-coupling-based as well as resistor-DAC-based multilevel transmitter design techniques are given, revealing potential benefits in terms of speed, linearity, implementation complexity, and also power consumption. A PAM-4 transmitter with 2-Tap feed-forward equalization adopting the proposed technique is implemented in 65-nm CMOS technology. It achieves a 25-Gb/s data rate and energy efficiency of 2 mW/Gb/s.

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