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High-PSR Capacitorless LDO with Adaptive Circuit for Varying Loads
Published in World Scientific
Volume: 29
Issue: 11
A capacitorless low-drop-out (LDO) regulator with an NMOS pass transistor-based adaptive network to achieve high and constant power-supply rejection (PSR) for varying loads is presented. The proposed LDO does not require an external capacitor making it suitable for System-on-Chip (SoC) applications. The low-frequency PSR of the LDO varies with load current as the transconductance and output conductance of the power transistor depend on the load current. The proposed LDO is capable of maintaining a constant and high PSR for varying loads by using an adaptive network. The NMOS pass transistor in the adaptive network tracks the power-supply noise through the power transistor and bypasses this noise current through it to the ground. This helps to avoid the flow of this noise current through the load and thus the circuit can achieve high and constant PSR for varying loads. The LDO with adaptive network achieves very high power-supply rejections of -125dB at low frequencies and -60dB at 1MHz, for a load current of 4mA. This LDO is implemented in 0.18-μm CMOS technology and consumes 1.35-mW quiescent power over the range of 1-10mA of the load current. © 2020 World Scientific Publishing Company.
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JournalJournal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
PublisherWorld Scientific