Transmission line coupler design and mixer-based receiver for dicode partial response communications

Tsutomu Takeya, Tadahiro Kuroda

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    This paper presents a method of designing transmission line couplers (TLCs) and a mixer-based receiver for dicode partial response communications. The channel design method results in the optimum TLC design. The receiver with mixers and DC balancing circuits reduces the threshold control circuits and digital circuits to decode dicode partial response signals. Our techniques enable low inter-symbol interference (ISI) dicode partial response communications without three level decision circuits and complex threshold control circuits. The techniques were evaluated in a simulation with an EM solver and a transistor level simulation. The circuit was designed in the 90-nm CMOS process. The simulation results show 12-Gb/s operation and 52mW power consumption at 1.2V.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)940-946
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 May


    • Channel design
    • Dicode
    • Non-contact interface
    • Partial response
    • Serial link
    • Transmission line coupler

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Mathematics


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