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Equivalent Saturated MOSFET Circuit with Wide Input Range
Takahide SATO Shigetaka TAKAGI Nobuo FUJII
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2005/02/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques and Related Topics)
MOSFET, saturation region, equivalent MOSFET circuit,
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An equivalent MOSFET circuit with a wide input range is proposed. The proposed circuit is suitable for a realization of a wide input range under a low power supply voltage. The circuit consists of a MOSFET array and level shift circuits. The sum of drain currents of the MOSFET array is used as an equivalent drain current. The equivalent drain current is represented by K(VGS-VT)2 even when its drain-to-source voltage is quite small and some MOSFETs in the array are in the non-saturation region or the cut-off region. The input range of the proposed circuit realized by k-MOSFET array is k times as wide as that of a single MOSFET. It is confirmed through HSPICE simulations that the proposed circuit is effective in applications with a wide dynamic range.