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High Precision 16-bit Readout Gas Sensor Interface in $0.13\mu m \hspace{2mm} CMOS$

Jayaraman, Balaji and Bhat, Navakanta (2007) High Precision 16-bit Readout Gas Sensor Interface in $0.13\mu m \hspace{2mm} CMOS$. In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems:ISCAS 2007, 27-30 May 2007, New Orleans, LA, USA, pp. 3071-3074.


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A high precision 16-bit readout circuit for gas sensor interface is realized in $0.13 \mu m \hspace{2mm}CMOS$ technology. The front end signal conditioning circuit comprises a low power resistance-to-time period converter with subthreshold operation of transistors. The time-period proportional to the transducer output is digitized using a counter based frequency-to-digital conversion (FDC) technique. In order to handle the sensor signal with a dynamic range of 160dB, subranging technique is employed to provide feedback to front end circuit interfacing the sensor. While the 3 MSBs of 16-bit word restrict the input frequency to FDC between 1MHz and 10MHz, the 13-bit counter operates on this signal to provide a worst case resolution of 0.4%. The power consumption of the readout circuit is $366\mu W$ from a 1.2V supply.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: CMOS integrated circuits;gas sensors;power consumption;readout electronics;signal processing equipment
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11684

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