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Hintikka, M. & Kostamovaara, J. Analog Integr Circ Sig Process (2017) 93: 245.

A 700 MHz laser radar receiver realized in 0.18 μm HV-CMOS

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Author: Hintikka, Mikko1; Kostamovaara, Juha1
Organizations: 1Department of Information and Electrical Engineering, Circuits and Systems Research Group, University of Oulu, Erkki Koiso-Kanttilankatu 3, Tietotalo, 90570 Linnanmaa, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-09-08


This study presents a CMOS receiver chip realized in 0.18 μm High-Voltage CMOS (HV-CMOS) technology and intended for high precision pulsed time-of-flight laser range finding utilizing high-energy sub-ns laser pulses. The IC chip includes a trans-impedance preamplifier, a post-amplifier and a timing comparator. Timing discrimination is based on leading edge detection and the trailing edge is also discriminated for measuring the width of the pulse. The transimpedance of the channel is 25 kΩ, the uncompensated walk error is 470 ps in the dynamic range of 1:21,000 and the input referred equivalent noise current 450 nA (rms).

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Series: Analog integrated circuits and signal processing
ISSN: 0925-1030
ISSN-E: 1573-1979
ISSN-L: 0925-1030
Volume: 93
Issue: 2
Pages: 245 - 256
DOI: 10.1007/s10470-017-1041-0
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The authors acknowledge financial support from the Academy of Finland (Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research, Contract Nos. 272196, 255359, 263705 and 251571) and the Infotech Oulu Graduate School.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 255359
Detailed Information: 255359 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
263705 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
251571 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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