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A current source with a small current error has been proposed to maintain the bandwidth of the system without an increase in power consumption for a margin. It minimizes the current error under process, supply voltage, and temperature (PVT) variations. Because the on-resistance of the nMOS array is self-calibrated digitally by an on-chip digital PVT detector, a current error of only ±2% is achieved. The current source has been implemented in an 80-nm CMOS process, occupies 0.018 mm2 and consumes 94.9 μW at a supply voltage of 1.0 V.
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:20 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: April 2012