A high-resolution and one-cycle conversion time-to-digital converter architecture for PET image applications

Duo Sheng, Ching Che Chung, Chih Chung Huang, Jia Wei Jian

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Abstract

In this paper, a high-resolution and one-cycle conversion time-to-digital converter (TDC) architecture with cell-based design for positron emission tomography (PET) applications is presented. The proposed TDC employs a cascade-stage structure to achieve high timing resolution and wide sampling range at the same time. Besides, based on the proposed two-level conversion structure, the proposed TDC not only can achieve single cycle latency and high speed of operation, but also have low circuit complexity as compared with conventional approaches. Simulation results show that operation frequency of the proposed TDC can be improved to 200MHz with 50ps resolution. In addition, the proposed TDC can be implemented with standard cells, making it easily portable to different processes and very suitable for biomedical chip applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages2461-2464
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 31
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 32013 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period13-07-0313-07-07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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