High-Efficiency Charge-Pump Circuits which Use a 0.5Vdd-Step Pumping Method

Takao MYONO  Tatsuya SUZUKI  Akira UEMOTO  Shuhei KAWAI  Takashi IIJIMA  Nobuyuki KUROIWA  Haruo KOBAYASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E86-A    No.2    pp.371-380
Publication Date: 2003/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques and Related Topics)
charge-pump circuit,  DC-DC converter,  high-efficiency,  high-voltage generation,  

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This paper presents a 0.5Vdd-step pumping method for Dickson-type charge-pump circuits that achieve high overall efficiency, including regulator circuitry, even at large output currents, and these circuits are targeted at mobile equipment applications. We have designed positive and negative charge-pump circuits which use a 0.5Vdd-step pumping method, are implemented with advanced control functions, and are fabricated with our custom CMOS process. Measured results showed that efficiency of a 2.5-stage positive charge-pump circuit before regulation is more than 93% (power supply Vdd=5 V, output voltage Vout=16.9 V 3.5Vdd, output current Iout=4 mA), and that of a 1.5-stage negative charge-pump circuit is 93% (power supply Vdd=5 V, output voltage Vout=-7.2 V -1.5Vdd, output current Iout=4 mA).