EMI insensitive reference current generation and distribution in an 8 bit current steering D/A converter in UMC 0.18 μm CMOS

Jean Michel Redoute

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This paper describes the electromagnetic susceptibility of an 8 bit current steered thermometer encoded digital to analog converter (DAC) when electromagnetic interference (EMI) is injected into its bias current generator circuit. A theoretical analysis is presented and illustrates how the immunity to EMI can be increased by observing two fundamental design guidelines: these derivations are corroborated with simulations using the UMC 0.18 μm CMOS process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2011 (APMC 2011)
Subtitle of host publicationMelbourne, VIC, Australia; 5-8 December 2011
EditorsKim Eccleston, Karu Estelle
Place of PublicationPIscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780858259744, 9781457720345
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2011 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6170030 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2011
Abbreviated titleAPMC 2011
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  • analog integrated circuit design
  • digital to analog converters
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • electromagnetic interference (EMI)

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