Articles | Volume 16
04 Sep 2018
 | 04 Sep 2018

High-Speed Serializer for a 64 GS s−1 Digital-to-Analog Converter in a 28 nm Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator CMOS Technology

Daniel Widmann, Markus Grözing, and Manfred Berroth

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High-Speed Serializer for a 64 GS/s Digital-to-Analog Converter in a 28nm Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator CMOS Technology D. Widmann, M. Grözing, and M. Berroth

Short summary
Digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with very high conversion rates and bandwidth are of special interest for optical coherent transceiver systems and arbitrary waveform generators. An attractive solution to provide several channels with very high data rates of tens of Gbit/s is to use a high speed serializer. We present a CMOS serializer consisting of a 19 channel 16:1 multiplexer (MUX) for output data rates up to 64 Gbit/s per channel and a low skew clock distribution network.