Prof. Razavi and Postdoc H. Wei Received the 2013 IEEE CICC Best Paper Award
Professor Behzad Razavi and postdoc Hegong Wei have received the 2013 IEEE CICC Best Paper Award for their paper entitled, "An 8-Bit 4-GS/s 120-mW CMOS ADC," co-authored with P. Zhang and B. Sahoo. The award will be presented in the keynote session of the 2014 CICC in San Jose, CA. The research reported in this paper improves the power efficiency of analog-to-digital converters by a factor of 3 compared with the prior art. Using a new timing mismatch calibration technique, this ADC is the first to reach such performance.