A practical overview of CMOS circuit design, this book covers the technology, analysis, and design techniques of voltage reference circuits. The design requirements covered follow modern CMOS processes, with an emphasis on low power, low voltage, and low temperature coefficient voltage reference design. Dedicating a chapter to each stage of the design process, the authors have organized the content to give readers the tools they need to implement the technologies themselves. Readers will gain an understanding of device characteristics, the practical considerations behind circuit topology, and potential problems with each type of circuit.

Many design examples are used throughout, most of which have been tested with silicon implementation or employed in real-world products. This ensures that the material presented relevant to both students studying the topic as well as readers requiring a practical viewpoint.

Covers CMOS voltage reference circuit design, from the basics through to advanced topics

Provides an overview of basic device physics and different building blocks of voltage reference designs

Features real-world examples based on actual silicon implementation

Includes analytical exercises, simulation exercises, and silicon layout exercises, giving readers guidance and design layout experience for voltage reference circuits

Solution manual available to instructors from the book's companion website

This book is highly useful for graduate students in VLSI design, as well as practicing analog engineers and IC design professionals. Advanced undergraduates preparing for further study in VLSI will also find this book a helpful companion text.

- Coverpage
- Titlepage
- Copyright
- Contents
- About the Authors
- Preface
- Acknowledgements
- Nomenclature
- 1 Warm Up
- 2 Voltage Reference
- 3 Bandgap Voltage Reference
- 4 Error Sources in Bandgap Voltage Reference Circuit
- ADVANCED VOLTAGE REFERENCE CIRCUITS
- 5 Temperature Compensation Techniques
- 6 Sub-1V Voltage Reference Circuit
- 7 High Order Curvature Correction
- 8 CMOS Voltage Reference without Resistors
- A SPICE Model File
- B SPICE Netlist of Voltage Reference Circuit
- Index