Nowadays, many applications require the measurement of a time interval: while a coarse timing information down to the nanoseconds range can be easily obtained with a counter, achieving a precision in the order of few picoseconds require more complex circuits, especially if high linearity and operating rates up to tens of Mcps are also necessary. In this paper, we show preliminary results on a new fully integrated time to amplitude converter designed in 350nm Si-Ge technology. The circuit is able to provide a timing precision as low as 4.3ps rms on a 12.5ns full scale range and a linearity better than 1% rms.

4.3ps rms jitter time to amplitude converter in 350nm Si-Ge technology

Giulia Acconcia;Massimo Ghioni;Ivan Rech
2021-01-01

Abstract

Nowadays, many applications require the measurement of a time interval: while a coarse timing information down to the nanoseconds range can be easily obtained with a counter, achieving a precision in the order of few picoseconds require more complex circuits, especially if high linearity and operating rates up to tens of Mcps are also necessary. In this paper, we show preliminary results on a new fully integrated time to amplitude converter designed in 350nm Si-Ge technology. The circuit is able to provide a timing precision as low as 4.3ps rms on a 12.5ns full scale range and a linearity better than 1% rms.
EBCCSP 2021 - Proceedings: 2021 7th International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication and Signal Processing
978-1-6654-3697-7
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time to amplitude converter
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