A CMOS 0.18 μm 600 MHz clock multiplier PLL and a pseudo-LVDS driver for the high speed data transmission for the ALICE Inner Tracking System front-end chip

A. Lattuca , G. Mazza , G. Aglieri Rinella , C. Cavicchioli , N. Chanlek , A. Collue , Y. Degerli , A. Dorokhov , C. Flouzat , D. Gajanana , C. Gao , F. Guilloux , Krzysztof Sielewicz


This work presents the 600 MHz clock multiplier PLL and the pseudo-LVDS driver which are two essential components of the Data Transmission Unit (DTU), a fast serial link for the 1.2 Gb/s data transmission of the ALICE inner detector front-end chip (ALPIDE). The PLL multiplies the 40 MHz input clock in order to obtain the 600 MHz and the 200 MHz clock for a fast serializer which works in Double Data Rate mode. The outputs of the serializer feed the pseudo-LVDS driver inputs which transmits the data from the pixel chip to the patch panel with a limited number of signal lines. The driver drives a 5.3 m-6.5 m long differential transmission line by steering a maximum of 5 mA of current at the target speed. To overcome bandwidth limitations coming from the long cables the pre-emphasis can be applied to the output. Currents for the main and pre-emphasis driver can individually be adjusted using on-chip digital-to-analog converters. The circuits will be integrated in the pixel chip and are designed in the same 0.18 µm CMOS technology and will operate from the same 1.8 V supply. Design and test results of both circuits are presented.
Author A. Lattuca
A. Lattuca,,
, G. Mazza
G. Mazza,,
, G. Aglieri Rinella
G. Aglieri Rinella,,
, C. Cavicchioli
C. Cavicchioli,,
, N. Chanlek
N. Chanlek,,
, A. Collue
A. Collue,,
, Y. Degerli
Y. Degerli,,
, A. Dorokhov
A. Dorokhov,,
, C. Flouzat
C. Flouzat,,
, D. Gajanana
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et al.`
Total number of authors38
Journal seriesJournal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishElectronic detector readout concepts (solid-state); Particle tracking detectors (Solidstate detectors)
URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-0221/11/01/C01066
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.22 (2) - 2016=1.297 (5)
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