This paper presents an ultrasound receiver ASIC in 180nm CMOS that enables element-level digitization of echo signals in miniature 3D ultrasound probes. It is the first to integrate an analog front-end and a 10-b Nyquist ADC within the 150 μ m element pitch of a 5-MHz 2D transducer array. To achieve this, a hybrid SAR/shared-single-slope architecture is proposed in which the ramp generator is shared within each 2 × 2 subarray. The ASIC consumes 1.54mW/element and has been successfully demonstrated in an acoustic imaging experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSI Circuits 2019 - Digest of Technical Papers
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9784863487185
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event33rd Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSI Circuits 2019 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 Jun 201914 Jun 2019


Conference33rd Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSI Circuits 2019

    Research areas

  • ADC, ASIC, receiver, ultrasound

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