A 10Gb/s Data-Dependent Jitter Equalizer

J. Buckwalter and A. Hajimiri

An equalization circuit is presented that reduces data-dependent jitter by aligning data transition deviations. This paper presents an analytic solution to data-dependent jitter and demonstrates its impact on the phase noise of the recovered clock. A data-dependent jitter equalizer is presented that compensates the impairment of the channel and lowers the phase noise of the recovered clock. The circuit is implemented in a SiGe BiCMOS process and operates at 10Gb/s. It suppresses phase noise resulting from data dependent jitter by 10 dB.