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Cancellation of Amplifier Offset and 1/f Noise: An Improved Chopper Stabilized Technique

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4 Author(s)
Agnes, A. ; Univ. of Pavia, Pavia ; Cabrini, A. ; Maloberti, F. ; Martini, G.

In this brief, a theoretical analysis on the limits of conventional chopper stabilization technique is presented and a solution conceived to improve the amplifier performance is proposed. The expected replicas of the 1/f noise at the chopping frequency and its multiples are attenuated by a modified chopping control. Simulations done by using records of real 1/f noise outputs showed that, by following the proposed approach, the spectrum of the signal is not affected while the 1/f replicas are reduced by more than 40 dB with respect to conventional techniques. The required circuit for the generation of the chopping signal is also described. The resulting overhead with respect to conventional techniques is negligible and fully acceptable.

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Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 6 )