An integrated LVDS transmitter-receiver system with increased self-immunity to EMI in 0.18- micrometer CMOS

Gilbert Andrew Matig-a, Mehmet Yuce, Jean-Michel Redoute

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This paper presents the design of an integrated lowvoltage differential signaling (LVDS) transmitter–receiver system with a superior immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The effects of injected RF interference on the differential communication bus between the proposed and typical LVDS transmitter and receiver front-ends are presented and explained mathematically. The design of a proposed wide input common-mode range LVDS receiver with an increased noise margin is discussed in detail. Transverse electromagnetic (TEM) cellmeasurements confirm that the proposed LVDS transmitter–receiver yields a worst-case bit error rate (BER) of 0.1 for an injected 30-dBm EMI signal at 840 MHz, while the typical transmitter–receiver pair fails with a BER of 0.5 for EMI levels as low as 23 dBm at frequencies ranging from 650 to 800 MHz, 820 to 860 MHz, and at 560 MHz. The discussed LVDS transmitter–receiver circuits were designed using
the UMC 0.18-μm CMOS process with a supply voltage of 1.8 V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231 - 240
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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