An 8-Gb/s receiver is demonstrated in 0.35-mum SiGe with two on-chip 60-fF ac-coupling capacitors. These capacitors are formed by on-chip metal layers and have a breakdown voltage of at least +/-690 V, which is the dc input range of the receiver. The receiver especially resists strong ac common-mode edges with a slew rate up to 4 V/ns for enhanced EMI rejection. The self-clocked quantized feedback technique used, features uncoded data that contains long sequences of consecutive identical digits or ac-unbalanced data. The differential input sensitivity is 0.5-1.1 Vpp with a supply voltage between 2.5 and 3.5 V
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1909-1915
Number of pages7
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

    Research areas

  • capacitive coupling, common-mode rejection, self-clocked quantized feedback

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