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A 0.5V time-domain instrumentation circuit with clocked and unclocked ΔΣ operation

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Title: A 0.5V time-domain instrumentation circuit with clocked and unclocked ΔΣ operation
Authors: Leene, L
Constandinou, TG
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: This paper presents a time-domain instrumentation circuit with exceptional noise efficiency directed at using nanometre CMOS for next generation neural interfaces. Current efforts to realize closed loop neuromodulation and high fidelity BMI prosthetics rely extensively on digital processing which is not well integrated with conventional analogue instrumentation. The proposed time-domain topology employs a differential ring oscillator that is put into feedback using a chopper stabilized low noise transconductor and capacitive feedback. This realization promises better digital integration by extensively using time encoded digital signals and seamlessly allows both clocked & unclocked ΔΣ behavior which is useful on-chip characterization and interfacing with synchronous systems. A 0.5V instrumentation system is implemented using a 65nm TSMC technology to realize a highly compact footprint that is 0.006mm2 in size. Simulation results demonstrate an excess of 55 dB dynamic range with 3.5 Vrms input referred noise for the given 810nW total system power budget corresponding to an NEF of 1.64.
Date of Acceptance: 17-Feb-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/46107
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2017.8050956
ISSN: 2379-447X
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 2619
End Page: 2622
Journal / Book Title: Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on
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Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/K015060/1
Conference Name: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2017-05-28
Finish Date: 2017-05-31
Conference Place: Baltimore, MD (USA)
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering