A low-voltage and stable phase compensation technique to realize an 99 dB, 650 MHz and 1.8 V three-stage Amplifier

Naoto Ogawa, Kohei Ohtani, Yasuhiro Sugimoto
2012 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems  
A 1.8-V operational 3-stage Amplifier with a 99 dB of voltage gain, a 650 MHz of the unity-gain frequency bandwidth and 54 degrees of phase margin is realized. It has two pairs of a resistor and a capacitor in series as feedback elements and a feed-forward transconductance amplifier to perform threefold phase compensation. In order to apply this threefold phase compensation scheme to realize a high gain and high frequency 3-stage amplifier with enough phase margin, the small signal equivalent
more » ... rcuit model with stray capacitors at the output of each stage of amplifier is newly developed and the small signal transfer function including those stray capacitors are formulated. The transfer function is factorized into poles and zeros so that their relationship and influence on the frequency characteristics can be examined. The 3-stage amplifier is actually circuit designed by using 0.18µm CMOS devices. The calculated gain and phase frequency characteristics from our equivalent circuit model with stray capacitors have agreed very well with SPICE simulation results of the actual circuit especially at high frequencies above 1 GHz.
doi:10.1109/iscas.2012.6271720 dblp:conf/iscas/OgawaOS12 fatcat:wfhdgacogfemnbyzd2u62dert4