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Improvement of LDO's PSRR deteriorated by reducing power consumption : Implementation and experimental results

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2 Author(s)
Heng, S. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Univ. of Electro-Commun., Choufu, Japan ; Cong-Kha Pham

In this work, a Bulk-Gate Controlled Circuit, for improving power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) of a Low Dropout Voltage Regulator (LDO) which deteriorates due to lowering of power consumption is proposed. A test chip was fabricated using 0.18-mum CMOS process. Experimental results of the test chip demonstrate that the proposed circuit provides a high performance of PSRR which is up to 77 dB at 10 Hz, and 64.3 dB at 1 KHz, while the consumption current of the whole LDO which includes currents of all component circuits such as a reference circuit, an over current protection circuit, etc., is reduced to 8.5 muA without load, and 35 muA with full load. Comparing to the basic type of conventional LDOs, PSRR of the proposed bulk-gate controlled LDO achieves an improvement of 16 dB for 10 Hz and 27.8 dB for 1 KHz .

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IC Design and Technology, 2009. ICICDT '09. IEEE International Conference on

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18-20 May 2009