A CMOS Rail-to-Rail Current Conveyor

Takashi KURASHINA  Satomi OGAWA  Kenzo WATANABE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.12   pp.2894-2900
Publication Date: 2002/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Analog Signal Processing
Keyword: 
current conveyor,  CMOS integrated circuit,  rail-to-rail,  class AB,  wideband,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a second-generation CMOS current conveyor (CCII) consisting of a rail-to-rail complementary n- and p-channel differential input stage for the voltage input, a class AB push-pull stage for the current input, and current mirrors for the current outputs. The CCII was implemented using a double-poly triple-metal 0.6 µm n-well CMOS process, to confirm its operation experimentally. A prototype chip achieves a rail-to-rail swing 2.3 V under 2.5 V power supplies and shows the exact voltage and current following performances up to 100 MHz. Because of its high performances, the CCII proposed herein is quite useful for a building block of current-mode circuits.