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High-speed CMOS serial link circuit design
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
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2015

A Feedforward Controlled On-Chip Switched-Capacitor Voltage Regulator Delivering 10 W in 32 nm SOI CMOS
T. Andersen, F. Krismer, J.W. Kolar, T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, L. Kull, T. Morf, M. Kossel, M. Braendli, P.A. Francese
Proceedings of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2015), San Francisco, USA

Energy-Efficient High-Speed SAR ADCs in CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
High-Performance AD and DA Converters, IC Design in Scaled Technologies, and Time-Domain Signal Processing, pp. 45-63, Springer, 2015


2014

A DDR3/4 memory link TX supporting 24-40 Ω, 0.8-1.6 V, 0.8-5.0 Gb/s with slew rate control and thin oxide output stages in 22-nm CMOS SOI
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, Matthias Brandli, Thomas Morf, Lukas Kull, Toke M. Andersen, Hazar Yueksel
European Solid State Circuits Conference, pp. 135-138, 2014

A deep trench capacitor based 2: 1 and 3: 2 reconfigurable on-chip switched capacitor DC-DC converter in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Toke M Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann W Kolar, Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, Matthias Brandli, Peter Buchmann, others
29th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), pp. 1448-1455, 2014

A 110 mW 6 bit 36 GS/s interleaved SAR ADC for 100 GBE occupying 0.048 mm 2 in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Jan Pliva, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, others
2014 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 89-92

A 16 Gb/s receiver with DC wander compensated rail-to-rail AC coupling and passive linear-equalizer in 22 nm CMOS
Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl, Matthias Braendli, Peter Buchmann, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Hazar Yueksel
European Solid-State Circuits Conference, pp. 435-438, 2014

A 3.5 pJ/bit 8-tap-feed-forward 8-tap-decision feedback digital equalizer for 16Gb/s I/Os
Thomas Toifl, Peter Buchmann, Troy Beukema, Michael Beakes, Matthias Brandli, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Marcel Kossel, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf
40th European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp. 455-458, 2014

Wide bandwidth room-temperature THz imaging array based on antenna-coupled MOSFET bolometer
Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Lukas Kull, Dan Corcos, Danny Elad, Noam Kaminski, Ullrich R Pfeiffer, Richard Al Hadi, others
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical215, 96-104, Elsevier, 2014


2013

A 10 Gb/s 8-Tap 6b 2-PAM/4-PAM Tomlinson--Harashima Precoding Transmitter for Future Memory-Link Applications in 22-nm SOI CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, M Brandli, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 48(12), 3268-3284, 2013

A 3.1 mW 8b 1.2 GS/s single-channel asynchronous SAR ADC with alternate comparators for enhanced speed in 32 nm digital SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, M Brandli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 48(12), 3049-3058, 2013

Design of a cloverleaf antenna for an antenna coupled bolometer for room temperature THz imaging
Bernhard Klein, Ronny Hahnel, Dirk Plettemeier, Thomas Morf, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, M Kuhn, Thomas Toifl, Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminski, others
International Semiconductor Conference Dresden-Grenoble (ISCDG), pp. 1-4, 2013

A 16Gb/s 3.7 mW/Gb/s 8-tap DFE receiver and baud rate CDR with 30kppm tracking bandwidth
Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl, Peter Buchmann, M Brandli, Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Morf, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Alessandro Cevrero
IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 33-36, 2013

An 8Gb/s 1.5 mW/Gb/s 8-tap 6b NRZ/PAM-4 Tomlinson-Harashima precoding transmitter for future memory-link applications in 22nm CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, Matthias Brandli, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 408-409, 2013

A 5.7 mW/Gb/s 24-to-240 Ω 1.6 Gb/s thin-oxide DDR transmitter with 1.9-to-7.6 V/ns clock-feathering slew-rate control in 22nm CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, M Brandli, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 310-311, 2013

Design of a wide-bandwidth on-chip antenna for uncooled passive THz imaging
Bernhard Klein, Thomas Morf, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminski, Danny Elad, Lukas Kull, Matthias Braendli, Thomas Toifl, others
International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT), pp. 79-82, 2013

A 35mW8 b 8.8 GS/s SAR ADC with low-power capacitive reference buffers in 32nm Digital SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), pp. C260-C261, 2013

A 4.6 W/mm 2 power density 86% efficiency on-chip switched capacitor DC-DC converter in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Toke M Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann W Kolar, Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, M Brandli, Peter Buchmann, others
28th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), pp. 692-699, 2013

Room-Temperature THz Imaging Based on Antenna-Coupled MOSFET Bolometer
Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Lukas Kull, Dan Corcos, Danny Elad, Noam Kaminski, Matthias Braendli, Christian Menolfi, Marcel Kossel, Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl
MEMS, pp. 20-23, 2013


2012

High Power Density On-Chip Switched Capacitor Converters for Microprocessor Power Delivery
Toke Meyer Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann W Kolar, Thomas Toifl
Trends in next generation microprocessors, PowerSoC, 2012

A 2.6 mW/Gbps 12.5 Gbps RX With 8-Tap Switched-Capacitor DFE in 32 nm CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, D. Dreps, T. Beukema, A. Prati, D. Gardellini, M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, others
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 47(4), 897-910, 2012

A 28-Gb/s 4-tap FFE/15-tap DFE serial link transceiver in 32-nm SOI CMOS technology
John F Bulzacchelli, Christian Menolfi, Troy J Beukema, Daniel W Storaska, Juergen Hertle, David R Hanson, Ping-Hsuan Hsieh, Sergey V Rylov, Daniel Furrer, Daniele Gardellini, others
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 47(12), 3232-3248, 2012


2011

A 2.6 mW/Gbps 12.5 Gbps RX with 8-tap switched-cap DFE in 32nm CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, A. Prati, D. Gardellini, M. Brandli, M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, P.A. Francese, others
Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), pp. 210-211, 2011


2010

A 4.5 mW/Gb/s 6.4 Gb/s 22+ 1-lane source-synchronous link rx core with optional cleanup PLL in 65nm CMOS
Robert Reutemann, Michael Ruegg, Fran Keyser, John Bergkvist, Daniel Dreps, Thomas Toifl, M Schmatz
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 160-161, 2010


2009

Switched Inductor With Wide Tuning Range and Small Inductance Step Sizes
M. Kossel, T. Morf, P. Buchmann, M.L. Schmatz, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters 19(8), 515-517, 2009

LC PLL with 1.2-octave locking range based on mutual-inductance switching in 45-nm SOI CMOS
M. KOSSEL, T. MORF, J. WEISS, P. BUCHMANN, C. MENOLFI, T. TOIFL, M.L. SCHMATZ
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 44(2), 436-449, 2009

Antenna coupled far-infrared/THz detector in CMOS
T. Morf, J. Weiss, L. Kull, H. Rothuizen, T. Toifl, M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, G. von Bueren, T. Brunschwiler, M. Schmatz
Electronics Letters 45(25), 1321-1323, IET, 2009

A 1.25-5 GHz clock generator with high-bandwidth supply-rejection using a regulated-replica regulator in 45-nm CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M.L. Schmatz
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 44(11), 2901-2910, 2009


2008

A T-Coil-Enhanced 8.5 Gb/s High-Swing SST Transmitter in 65 nm Bulk CMOS With -16 dB Return Loss Over 10 GHz Bandwidth
M Kossel, C Menolfi, J Weiss, P Buchmann, G Bueren von, L Rodoni, T Morf, T Toifl, M Schmatz
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 43(12), 2905-2920, 2008

Active compensation of supply noise for a 5-GHz VCO in 45-nm CMOS SOI technology
D. Nema, T. Toifl
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 2617-2620, 2008

A T-Coil-Enhanced 8.5 Gb/s High-Swing Source-Series-Terminated Transmitter in 65nm Bulk CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Jonas Weiss, Peter Buchmann, George von Bueren, Lucio Rodoni, Thomas Morf, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC. Digest of Technical Papers, 2008

A small-area voltage regulator with high-bandwidth supply-rejection using a regulated replica in 45nm CMOS SOI
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, pp. 157-160, 2008


2007

A Low-Power 40 Gbit/s Receiver Circuit Based on Full-Swing CMOS-Style Clocking
Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Christoph Hagleitner, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Jonas Weiss, Martin Schmatz
IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, pp. 1-4, 2007

Wide tuning range LC-oscillator in 65nm SOI CMOS, based on switchable secondary inductor
T. Morf, M. Kossel, J. Weiss, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, G. von Bueren, R. Bucnmann, M. Schmatz
Electronics Letters 43(24), 1364-1365, IET, 2007

A 72mW 0.03 mm2 inductorless 40Gb/s CDR in 65nm SOI CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, C. Hagleitner, M. Kossel, T. Morf, J. Weiss, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, pp. 226-598, 2007

A 16Gb/s source-series terminated transmitter in 65nm CMOS SOI
C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, J. Weiss, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, pp. 446-614, 2007


2006

A DC-to-44-GHz 19dB Gain Amplifier in 90nm CMOS Using Capacitive Bandwidth Enhancement
J.R.M. Weiss, M.A. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M.L. Schmatz, T. Toifl, H. Jaeckel
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, pp. 2082-2091, 2006


A 22-Gb/s PAM-4 receiver in 90-nm CMOS SOI technology
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, J. Weiss, M.L. Schmatz
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 41(4), 954-965, 2006


2005

A 0.94-ps-RMS-jitter 0.016-mm2 2.5-GHz multiphase generator PLL with 360 degree digitally programmable phase shift for 10-Gb/s serial links
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, R. Reutemann, M. Ruegg, M.L. Schmatz, J. Weiss
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 40(12), 2700-2712, 2005

A 22 Gbit/s PAM-4 receiver in 90 nm CMOS-SOI technology
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 380-383, 2005

Electrical and optical transceivers for short-range data communication, fabricated in VLSI 90-nm bulk and SOI CMOS technology
T Morf, C Menolfi, T Toifl, C Kromer, G Sialm, M Kossel, J Weiss, P Buchmann, C Berger, M Schmatz
IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, pp. 4, 2005

A low-jitter wideband multiphase PLL in 90nm SOI CMOS technology
M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, T. Toifl, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 414-415, 2005

Low-jitter 10 GHz multiphase PLL in 90 nm CMOS
M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Schmatz, T. Toifl, J. Weiss
Electronics Letters 41(19), 1053-1054, IET, 2005

A 25Gb/s PAM4 transmitter in 90nm CMOS SOI
C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, R. Reutemann, M. Ruegg, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 72-73, 2005


2004

30-40-GHz drain-pumped passive-mixer MMIC fabricated on VLSI SOI CMOS technology
F. Ellinger, L.C. Rodoni, G. Sialm, C. Kromer, G. von Buren, M.L. Schmatz, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, T. Morf, M. Kossel, others
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 52(5), 1382-1391, 2004

A multiphase PLL for 10 Gb/s links in SOI CMOS technology
M. Kossel, T. Morf, W. Baumberger, A. Biber, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, M. Schmatz
IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, pp. 207-210, 2004


2003

Wideband CMOS transimpedance amplifier
M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Schmatz, T. Toifl
Electronics letters 39(7), 587-588, IET, 2003

A 23GHz differential amplifier with monolithically integrated T-coils in 0.09/μm CMOS technology
T. Toifl, M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 239-242, 2003

High-density optical interconnects within large-scale systems
C. Berger, M.A. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, T. Toifl, M.L. Schmatz
Photonics Fabrication Europe, pp. 222--235, 2003

Optical links for printed circuit boards
C. Berger, R. Beyeler, G.L. Bona, R. Dangel, L. Dellmann, P. Dill, F. Horst, M.A. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, others
16th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society LEOS, pp. 61-62, 2003


2001

IBM CMOS 6SF for the Challenging Requirements of the High Energy Physics Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider
F. Faccio, G. Anelli, M. Campbell, G. Cervelli, P. Jarron, A. Marchioro, G. Mazza, P. Moreira, P. Placidi, A. Rivetti, others
IBM Microelectronics, 20, 2001

A radiation tolerant gigabit serializer for LHC data transmission
P. Moreira, G. Cervelli, J. Christiansen, F. Faccio, A. Kluge, A. Marchioro, T. Toifl, JP Cachemiche, M. Menouni, others
Workshop on Electronics for LHC Experiments, 2001


2000

Integrated circuits for particle physics experiments
W. Snoeys, G. Anelli, M. Campbell, E. Cantatore, F. Faccio, E.H.M. Heijne, P. Jarron, K.C. Kloukinas, A. Marchioro, P. Moreira, others
Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of 35(12), 2018-2030, IEEE, 2000