Low Temperature Coefficient CMOS Voltage Reference Circuits

Katsuji KIMURA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E77-A    No.2    pp.398-402
Publication Date: 1994/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on High-Performance MOS Analog Circuits)
voltage reference,  Nagata current mirror,  analog,  temperature-coefficient shifter,  MOS LSI,  

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Novel circuit design techniques for CMOSFET (complementary MOS field-effet transistor)-only bias circuits, which each include a current mirror with a peaking characteristic, a current reference with a positive temperature coefficient, and a voltage reference with an optional temperature dependence, are described. An MOS Nagata current mirror is analyzed, and bias circuits like a CMOS self-biasing Nagata current reference and a CMOS self-biasing Nagata voltage reference, both of which include an MOS Nagata current mirror, are discussed. In addition, a CMOS temperature coefficient shifter, used to add an offset voltage and an optional temperature coefficient to a reference voltage, is also discussed. The CMOS Nagata voltage reference was verified with a breadboard using discrete componente and a 0.15 mV/ temperature dependence.