A new very low-voltage topology to implement MOS current mode logic (MCML) XOR gates is proposed in this paper. Instead of stacking several level oftransistors to implement a two inputs XOR gate, a p-type differential pair is used to steer the current in n-type differential pairs through current mirrors. The proposed topology allows to reduce the minimum supply voltage of MCML XOR gates while guaranteeing a fully current mode behavior as in the conventional XOR gate. The proposed topology has been compared against the conventional and triple tail MCML XOR gates. Simulation results referring to a 40 n m CMOS technology for VDD=1 V confirm that the XOR gate presented in this work exhibits a lower propagation delay than the previously published low voltage MCML XOR gate. Furthermore both theoretical analysis and simulation results in a 40 n m process show that the proposed topology is able to work with a VDD as low as 0.65 V whereas state of the art topologies are not usable below 0.8 V.
|Titolo:||A Novel Very Low Voltage Topology to implement MCML XOR Gates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|
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