Reduction of Peak Input Currents during Charge Pump Boosting in Integrated High-Voltage Generators


Doutreloigne J.

8th WSEAS International Conference on Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronics, İstanbul, Turkey, 30 May - 01 June 2009, pp.53-58 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-58

Abstract

This paper describes two methods for the reduction of the peak input current during the boosting of Dickson charge pumps. One of the methods is implemented in the fully integrated Dickson charge pumps of a high-voltage display driver chip for smart-card applications. Experimental results reveal good correspondence with Spice simulations and show a reduction of the peak input current by a factor of 6 during boosting.