Capacitor mismatch in switched capacitor circuits, techniques to minimize mismatch
This thesis about the designing of capacitive mismatch insensitive switched capacitor amplifier for analog to digital converters (ADC). The accuracy of the conversion is an important factor. The accuracy depends upon the residue amplifier used in the designing of the pipelined ADC. So, designing of accurate gain switched capacitor (SC) amplifier is an important concern. The gain accuracy of SC amplifier depends upon the MOS switches, capacitance mismatch and operational amplifier. Among these three, the accuracy will be affected more due to the mismatch of the capacitance values. This thesis is more concentrated on capacitance mismatch. I proposed a switched capacitor amplifier whose gain is less sensitive to capacitance mismatch as compared to conventional switched capacitor amplifier. The percentage of error variation of the gain due to mismatch in proposed circuit varies from 2.1% to 2.9% but in conventional amplifier it varies from -5.1% ~ 8.5%. Proposed circuit has an improvement of 5.6%. All these simulation have done using 180nm technology in LT Spice.
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