A TDC-based skew compensation technique for high-speed output driver

Debashis Dhar, Inhwa Jung, Chulwoo Kim

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Abstract

A time-to-digital converter (TDC)-based skew compensation technique is proposed to minimize timing skew between main and pre-emphasis signals of high-speed current mode output driver. Skew between signals of main and pre-emphasis branches of output driver increases jitter. The proposed technique measures and compensates the timing skew to reduce the jitter in the output data. With the compensation technique, maximum jitter reduction achieved is as high as 49%. The power overhead for the compensation block is only 7% of the total power consumption. The output driver with the proposed compensation technique is designed using 110 nm CMOS process technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISOCC 2012 - 2012 International SoC Design Conference
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2012 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 Nov 42012 Nov 7

Other

Other2012 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period12/11/412/11/7

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dhar, D., Jung, I., & Kim, C. (2012). A TDC-based skew compensation technique for high-speed output driver. In ISOCC 2012 - 2012 International SoC Design Conference (pp. 61-64). [6406925] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISOCC.2012.6406925