10 Gb/s 1.95 mW active cascode transimpedance amplifier for high speed optical receivers

Diaa Abd-Elrahman, Mohamed Atef, Guoxing Wang

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and performance of a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for optical receivers integrated in a 130nm CMOS technology. The proposed TIA is based on common source (CS) voltage amplifier with a shunt-shunt feedback resistor using active cascode technique (CSACTIA). The CSAC technique succeeds to extend the bandwidth without scarifying the gain and power consumption. The presented CSAC-TIA shows a post layout simulated transimpedance gain of 56.65 dBΩ with bandwidth 7 GHz for 0.2 pF photodiode capacitance and optical sensitivity of -20.5 dBm at a BER= 10-12. The presented CSAC-TIA consumes 1.95 mW from single voltage supply of 1.5 V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Oct 16 2016Oct 19 2016

Publication series

NameMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume0
ISSN (Print)1548-3746

Other

Other59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period10/16/1610/19/16

Keywords

  • Active cascode
  • Bandwidth extenssion
  • Transimpedance amplifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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