A 1.2 Volt, 90nm, 16-Bit Three Way Segmented Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) for Low Power Applications

Maruthi Chandrasekhar BH and Sudeb Dasgupta
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee


This paper presents a new scheme of designing a 16-bit Digital to Analog Converter with a Supply voltage of 1.2 Volts. The proposed design combines three different architectures in a novel way so as to achieve low power and low area requirements of the present day technology. The design is targeted to cater the needs of Digital Audio applications. Simulations are done in CADENCE Virtuoso Front to Back Design Environment at 90nm technology node. Low power Consumption and low area are reported with moderate accuracy.