Tag Archives: Noise

The benefits of differential circuits

Introduction From my personal blog: I’ve been lucky enough to find myself in a team that’s intent on finding the best circuit design for a given application. This doesn’t happen often to many people, but I feel that I’ve had more than my share of this opportunity. The conclusion is usually that we come up […]

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Circuit Simulator Analyses

I’ve decided to go through some basics of circuit design. In this post, I’ll cover the different types of circuit simulator analyses. Most are available in SPICE, Synopsys HSPICE, Cadence Spectre, and Agilent ADS, depending on vendor-specific options.

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Fundamentals of Analog/RF design: Noise, Signal, Power

Analog design does not scale the way digital design does. Namely, as process shrinks, one does not immediately benefit by having reduced power consumption for the same performance. I will show in this post the main constraint involved in analog/RF design: that to maintain a given SNR, a certain amount of power must be consumed […]

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Calculation of ADC SNR in Cadence Skill/Ocean

However, here’s how I compute SNR/SNDR from an FFT using Cadence Ocean/Skill.

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