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This brief presents a high-efficiency current-regulated charge pump for a white light-emitting diode driver. The charge pump incorporates no series current regulator, unlike conventional voltage charge pump circuits. Output current regulation is accomplished by the proposed pumping current control. The experimental system, with two 1-muF flying and load capacitors, delivers a regulated 20-mA current from an input supply voltage of 2.8-4.2 V. The measured variation is less than 0.6% at a pumping frequency of 200 kHz. The active area of the designed chip is 0.43 mm2 in a 0.5-mum CMOS process.
Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:56 , Issue: 10 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2009