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An Integrated 1.2V-to-6V CMOS Charge-Pump for Electret Earphone

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4 Author(s)
Chun-Yen Tseng ; Nat. Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu ; Shih-Chieh Chen ; Shia, T.K. ; Po-Chiun Huang

This work proposes a new charge pump design that achieves a high set-up ratio for electret earphone driving circuits. The voltage pumping cell is based on Cockcroft-Walton topology to achieve small area with constant MOS capacitor value under low system voltage operation. A 6-V output voltage is regulated by a PFM-based loop. This loop includes a new switched-capacitor divider as a part of the sensing circuitry. All the components are integrated in a standard 0.18 mum CMOS. Measurement results show that with 1.2 V supply, the output voltage is around 6 V with 30 mV output ripple. The maximum output driving current is up to 0.7 mA.

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VLSI Circuits, 2007 IEEE Symposium on

Date of Conference:

14-16 June 2007