A 12-Bit 1GS/s Current-Steering DAC with Matching Capacitor in Switched Current Cell
This paper presents a 12-bit 1GS/s current-steering DAC with matching capacitor in switched current cell, which has been designed to enhance the DAC’s dynamic performance. Compared with traditional designs, the switched current cell with an matching capacitor can suppress the output-dependent delay differences effect. The Chip was designed by using TSMC 0.18μm CMOS mixed model, and the post-simulation results show that the DAC achieves 74.1 and 68.9 dBc SFDR at 1GS/s with 50MHz and 450MHz output frequency, respectively.
X. B. Xue et al., "A 12-Bit 1GS/s Current-Steering DAC with Matching Capacitor in Switched Current Cell", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 588-589, pp. 944-947, 2012