# device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

1. ## sigma delta psd simulation

How do people estimate the effect of sampling switches noise on a cirсuit level? I was doing long transient simulations, than FFT and finally got PSD from which I could get the SNR and estimate SFDR.

However it seems that transistor noise source are not included in transient analyses and Matlab behavioral simulations show that the thermal noise of the switches (and thus the size of the sampling caps) is important for the performance.

Can anyone suggest a solution how to include the device noise in the final PSD of a sigma-delta modulator? 2. ## Re: device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

you can learn more about noise in sigma delta modulater in the basic of data converter book. •

3. ## device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

2 refdv:

I would be most happy if you could reference me to a book which explains my question!

I thought I stated it pretty clear: how to include the effect of the sampling switches thermal noise (and OTA thermal noise) in the circuit simulation with Cadence? 4. ## device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

The Model with support thermal Noise and Flick noise , You can check your model , AF is thermal Noise parameter , and Kf is flick noise parameter ,
In the RF model , the Model always have the two paramter , But other is zero , It don't consider these 5. ## Re: device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

I use hspice only, I know in hspice you can not add device noise in transient analysis. The parameter AF and KF is just for ac analysis.
I think the noise is to estimate, not to simulatie. You can reference to razavi's book for noise calculation. •

6. ## device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

hi borodenkov,

I'm relatively new in this. But when you say you did transient analysis and then FFT, you did it using cadence? Really like to know how you did it. 7. ## Re: device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

if we design a adc or pll or opamp,
is the noise analysis essential? 8. ## Re: device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

This paper may be helpful for you.
http://www.designers-guide.com/Analysis/delta-sigma.pdf

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9. ## device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

using matlab is very good tools 10. ## device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

You cannot add switch on resistance to
the transient simulation, the SNR that you
extract from the simulation result is related
to quantization noise and not any other noise sources
(such as shot, thermal, flicker)
gaussian random signal to the system
can be somewhat correct, but you cannot do the same thing in hspice or cadence, because transient
time step is not constant as oppose to simulink
simulation (that introduce over or under estimation
of the added noise whit respect to the sampling instant that you choose for fft).
Only thing you can do, is the general noise analysis
of an SC integrator (dont forget to multiply the analysis result by 2 because there is a systematic error of 6dB) 11. ## Re: device noise in sigma delta adc simulation

Thanks devrimaksin!

Actually I've read the paper by Kundert (referenced above) and used the data obtained from the noise analysys of the integrator in Matlab.

Please explain more about "a systematic error of 6dB" - I did not get it from the 1st time..

Another thing - you've written
SNR that you extract from the simulation result is related to quantization noise and not any other noise sources (such as shot, thermal, flicker)"
I guess it should also include the errors introduced my analog imperfections - finite opamp gain & GBW etc..[/quote] --[[ ]]--