2006 Volume 3 Issue 10 Pages 216-220
Results for a 10.0Gb/s all-active LVDS receiver, designed using active bandwidth improvement strategies, are presented. The generalized model generated for the active peak load shows that the transfer characteristic of the load is similar to that of inductive shunt peaking, and can achieve bandwidth improvements comparable to that of on-chip inductive shunt peaking without the associated area penalty. The measured 3dB bandwidth of the transceiver is 6.0GHz, and the input sensitivity (BER < 10-13) at 10.0Gb/s and 11.0Gb/s are 80mVpp and 100mVpp respectively. The total transceiver power consumption, including the 50Ω source terminated output driver, is 60mW.