The purpose of this paper is to introduce a low power digital‐to‐analog converter (DAC) by using a sequential triggering technique in cascaded current source.
The block of current cell consists of current switch and source. A sequential switching on process is implemented with the current triggering technique in source. An experiment of 12‐b 150‐MS/s DAC has been integrated in a single‐poly four‐metal 0.35 μm CMOS process.
Compared with conventional cell array in 12‐b 150‐MS/s DAC, the proposed cell array shows that more than 30 percent of power consumption is reduced in full digital bit operation with allowable linearity error of 0.4 LSB.
This paper presents a new operation method of cell array in a current‐steering digital‐to‐analog converter (DAC) to reduce the power consumption significantly.
Cui, Z., Choi, H., Cho, T. and Kim, N. (2011), "A sequential triggering technique in cascaded current source for low power 12‐b D/A converter", Microelectronics International, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 4-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/13565361111097056Download as .RIS
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