Very High-Speed CMOS Comparators for multi-GS/s A/D Converters

Muratore D. G., Akdikmen A., Maloberti F.

2015 11th Conference on PhD Res in Microelect & Elect PRIME, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 29 June 2015 - 02 July 2016, pp.240-243 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Glasgow
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-243
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ultra high-speed comparators for data-converters operating with conversion rate of 10+ GS/s are discussed. It is shown that the use of nanometer technologies and specific architectures allow comparator speeds in the 30 ps range or below. State-of-the-art schemes of latch are critically analysed and strategies for enhancing the speed are discussed. A novel scheme, the latch with embedded preamp, increases the speed of the fast scheme by almost a factor 2.