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A Power-Efficient Voltage Upconverter for Embedded EEPROM Application

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3 Author(s)
Jong-Min Baek ; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea ; Jung-Hoon Chun ; Kee-Won Kwon

This brief presents a power-efficient voltage upconverter applicable to a mobile electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM). The power dissipation is reduced by optimizing the three constituent blocks: the CMOS-type Dickson's charge pump, the level detector for the boosted power supply (V P P), and the level shifter. The power consumption of the V P P level detector is greatly reduced by employing an RC coupled voltage divider. The short-circuit current of the level shifter is eliminated by bootstrapping the gate nodes of stacked protection PMOSFETs. The voltage upconverter is implemented into a 768-bit EEPROM using 0.18-m CMOS technology and dissipates about 20.2 W for regulation and consumption of V P P.

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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 6 )