Digital estimation and compensation method for nonlinearity mismatches in time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters
2015 (English)In: Digital signal processing (Print), ISSN 1051-2004, E-ISSN 1095-4333, Vol. 41, 130-141 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Channel mismatches in time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters (TIADCs) typically result in significant degradation of the ADCs dynamic performance. Offset, gain, and timing mismatches have been widely investigated whereas nonlinearity mismatches have not. In this work, we analyze the influence of nonlinearity mismatches by using a polynomial model. As a cost measure we use the signal-to-noise and distortion ratio (SNDR) and then derive a compact formula describing the dependency on nonlinearity mismatches. Based on the spectral characteristics of the TIADCs, we propose a foreground estimation method and a compensation method using a cascaded structure of adders and multipliers. Through behavioral-level simulations, we prove the validity of the derivations and demonstrate that the proposed estimation and compensation method can bring a considerable amount of improvement in the combined TIADCs dynamic performance. The proposed method is efficient assuming that a smooth approximation of the nonlinearity mismatches is sufficient.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2015. Vol. 41, 130-141 p.
Analog-to-digital converters; Digital compensation; Foreground estimation; Hybrid filter banks; Nonlinearity mismatches; Time interleaved
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118843DOI: 10.1016/j.dsp.2015.03.015ISI: 000354230700012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118843DiVA: diva2:818142