Daisy chain transmitter for power reduction in inductive-coupling CMOS link

Kiichi Niitsu, Noriyuki Miura, Mari Inoue, Yoshihiro Nakagawa, Masamoto Tago, Masayuki Mizuno, Takayasu Sakurai, Tadahiro Kuroda

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    A daisy chain of current-driven transmitters in inductive-coupling complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) links is presented. Transmitter power can be reduced since current is reused by multiple transmitters. Eight transceivers are arranged with a pitch of 20 μm in 0.18 μm CMOS. Transmitter power is reduced by 35 without sacrificing either the data rate (1 Gb/s/ch) or BER (< 10-12) by using a 4-transmitter daisy chain. A coding technique for efficient use of daisy chain transmitters is also proposed. With the proposed coding technique, additional power reduction can be achieved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)829-835
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr


    • Daisy chain
    • Inductive coupling
    • Low power
    • Wide bandwidth

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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