A Low Voltage CMOS Op-Amp

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Provided by: Institute of Research in Engineering and Technology (IRET)
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors discuss about high frequency CMOS Operational Amplifier (Op-Amp) which operates at 3V power supply using tsmc 0.18 micron CMOS technology. The OPAMP designed is a two-stage CMOS OPAMP followed by an output buffer. This Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA) employs a Miller capacitor and is compensated with a current buffer compensation technique. The unique behavior of the MOS transistors in saturation region not only allows a designer to work at a low voltage, but also at a high frequency. Designing of two-stage op-amps is a multi-dimensional-optimization problem where optimization of one or more parameters may easily result into degradation of others.
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