A robust parasitic-insensitive successive approximation capacitance-to-digital converter

Hesham Omran, Muhammad Arsalan, Khaled N. Salama

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In this paper, we present a capacitive sensor digital interface circuit using true capacitance-domain successive approximation that is independent of supply voltage. Robust operation is achieved by using a charge amplifier stage and multiple comparison technique. The interface circuit is insensitive to parasitic capacitances, offset voltages, and charge injection, and is not prone to noise coupling. The proposed design achieves very low temperature sensitivity of 25ppm/oC. A coarse-fine programmable capacitance array allows digitizing a wide capacitance range of 16pF with 12.5-bit quantization limited resolution in a compact area of 0.07mm2. The fabricated prototype is experimentally verified using on-chip sensor and off-chip MEMS capacitive pressure sensor. © 2014 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 2014 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479932863
StatePublished - Sep 2014

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