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A Low-Power Voltage Reference Cell with a 1.5 V Output

Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8(2), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/jlpea8020019
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 8 June 2018 / Accepted: 11 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CMOS Low Power Design)
A low-power voltage reference cell for system-on-a-chip applications is presented in this paper. The proposed cell uses a combination of standard transistors and thick-oxide transistors to generate a voltage above 1 V. A design procedure is also presented for minimizing the temperature coefficient (TC) of the reference voltage. This circuit was fabricated in a standard 0.35 μm complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process. It generates a 1.52 V output with a TC of 42 ppm/C from −70 C to 85 C while consuming only 1.11 μW. View Full-Text
Keywords: voltage reference; low power; temperature dependence; CMOS integrated circuits; analog integrated circuits voltage reference; low power; temperature dependence; CMOS integrated circuits; analog integrated circuits
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Navidi, M.M.; Graham, D.W. A Low-Power Voltage Reference Cell with a 1.5 V Output. J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8, 19.

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