A CMOS voltage reference combining body effect with switched-current technique

Ning Ren*, Hao Zhang, Tsutomu Yoshihara

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    A precise CMOS voltage reference using body effect and switched-current technique is presented in this paper. To reduce static current, the threshold voltage with body effect in nMOSFET transistor is utilized instead of the V BE of BJT transistor. Owning to the switched-current technique, only one transistor is required to generate the reference voltage, so that the threshold voltage mismatch in conventional two-transistor configuration is eliminated. The proposed circuit is designed and simulated under 0.18-μm CMOS technology. The output voltage is 147.44 mV, and the temperature coefficient is less than 5.2 ppm/°C ranging from -20 °C to 100 °C. The voltage line-sensitivity is 0.44 %/V ranging from 1.5 V to 3.3 V. The power-supply-rejection-ratio (PSRR) is -56 dB at 100 Hz. The average current consumption is about 16 μA.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISOCC 2012 - 2012 International SoC Design Conference
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2012 - Jeju Island
    Duration: 2012 Nov 42012 Nov 7


    Other2012 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2012
    CityJeju Island


    • body effect
    • CMOS voltage reference
    • subthreshold
    • switched-current technique

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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