This paper presents a low-power, area-efficient three-stage CMOS Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA) suitable for very large capacitive loads, CL. A single Miller capacitor and an inverting current buffer embedded in the input stage are exploited to implement the frequency compensation network. Additional feed-forward path and a slew rate enhancer are also utilized to improve the large-signal transient response. Detailed small-signal analysis reveals that the proposed one does not exhibit an upper limit of drivable CL. The OTA is fabricated in a standard 0.35-μm technology and occupies 0.0027 mm² of die area. Under 1.4-V supply and 6.36-μA quiescent current consumption, it provides a DC gain greater than 110 dB and is stable for any CL larger than 5 nF. Comparison with the state of the art shows remarkable improvement of both small-and large-signal performance.
|Titolo:||High-Performance Three-Stage Single-Miller CMOS OTA with no Upper Limit of CL|
GRASSO, ALFIO DARIO (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|