Low-power LVDS for digital readout circuits

Abstract

This paper presents a mixed-signal LVDS driver in 90 nm CMOS technology. The designed LVDS core is to be used as a data link between Infrared Focal Plane Array (IRFPA) detector end and microprocessor input. Parallel data from 220 pixels of IRFPA is serialized by LVDS driver and read out to microprocessor. It also offers a reduced power consumption rate, high data transmission speed and utilizes dense placement of devices for area efficiency. The entire output driver circuit including input buffer draws 5mA while the output swing is 500mV at power supply of 1.2V for data rate of 6.4Gbps.Total LVDS chip area is 0.79 mm2. Due to these features, the designed LVDS driver is suitable for purposes such as portable, high-speed imaging.