A Self-biased Current Source, using an Asymmetric Bulk-modified MOS Composite Transistor


In this work a new topology for a self-biased current reference, based on an asymmetric bulk-modified MOS (ABM) composite transistor is presented. Two current references based in this technique were designed: a 13.5nA current reference in a 1.5μm CMOS technology, and a 100nA current reference in a 0.18μm CMOS technology. The latter was designed to minimize the temperature dependence of the output current; the result was less than 5% from 0°C to 100°C, which is a very good result in comparison to other reported similar current references.

In 2020 Argentine Conference on Electronics
Fabián Torres
Fabián Torres
ECE Master’s student

My interests include integrated circuits, machine learning, and hardware acceleration.