A 12-bit, 1.67-MS/s, two-stage cyclic ADC, using a 1.5-bit algorithm in a 2.5-bit framework is proposed in this brief. The number of accurate comparators is reduced to half as compared with the conventional 2.5-bit stage, which reduces the power consumption. Furthermore, the pipelined operation of the two stages reduces the total number of clock-cycles, which improves the conversion rate. The proposed ADC is designed and fabricated in a standard 180-nm CMOS technology. The obtained differential nonlinearity and integral nonlinearity are +0.5/-0.5 LSB and +0.8/-0.9 LSB, respectively. The ADC consumes 435-μW of power and occupies an area of 0.045 mm2. The postlayout simulations of ADC designed in a column-pitch of 5.6 μm show that it is suitable for column-parallel readout in CMOS image sensors. © 1993-2012 IEEE.