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Design of Low Power Enhanced Fully Differential Recyclic Folded Cascode OTA

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35615-5_30,
        author={Pravanjan Patra and S. Kumaravel and B. Venkatramani},
        title={Design of Low Power Enhanced Fully Differential Recyclic Folded Cascode OTA},
        proceedings={Third International conference on advances in communication, network and computing},
        proceedings_a={CNC},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={Folded Cascode Recyclic Common-mode CMRR positive feedback},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35615-5_30}
    }
    
  • Pravanjan Patra
    S. Kumaravel
    B. Venkatramani
    Year: 2012
    Design of Low Power Enhanced Fully Differential Recyclic Folded Cascode OTA
    CNC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35615-5_30
Pravanjan Patra1,*, S. Kumaravel1,*, B. Venkatramani1,*
  • 1: National Institute of Technology
*Contact email: pravanjanpatra80@gmail.com, kumaravel@nitt.edu, bvenki@nitt.edu

Abstract

In the literature, Recyclic Folded Cascode (RFC) and Improved RFC (IRFC) Operational Transconductance Amplifiers (OTAs) are proposed for enhancing the DC gain and the Unity Gain Bandwidth (UGB) of the Folded Cascode (FC) OTA. In this paper, an enhanced RFC (ERFC) OTA which uses positive feedback at the cascode node is proposed for increasing the DC gain and CMRR without changing the unity gain bandwidth (UGB) . For the purpose of comparison, RFC, IRFC and ERFC OTAs are implemented using UMC90nm technology in moderate inversion and studied through simulation. From the simulation, it is found that the DC gain of ERFC OTA is higher by 6dB, 1dB compared to that of RFC and IRFC OTAs respectively. The CM gain of ERFC OTA is lower by 31dB, 34dB compared to that of RFC and IRFC OTAs respectively for the same power and area.