The use of two frequency compensation schemes for three-stage operational transconductance amplifiers, namely the reversed nested Miller compensation with nulling resistor (RN-MCNR) and reversed active feedback frequency compensation (RAFFC), is presented in this paper. The techniques are based on the basic RNMC and show an inherent advantage over traditional compensation strategies, especially for heavy capacitive loads. Moreover, they are implemented without entailing extra transistors, thus saving circuit complexity and power consumption. A well-defined design procedure, introducing phase margin as main design parameter, is also developed for each solution. To verify the effectiveness of the techniques, two amplifiers have been fabricated in a standard 0.5-mu m CMOS process. Experimental measurements are found in good agreement with theoretical analysis and show an improvement in small-signal and large-signal amplifier performances. Finally, an analytical comparison with the nonreversed counterparts topologies, which shows the superiority of the proposed solutions, is also included.
|Titolo:||Advances in Reversed Nested Miller Compensation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|