Design of a Compact and Low Supply Voltage CMOS Voltage Reference Generator

Basyurt P. B., Bonizzoni E., Maloberti F., Aksin D. Y.

23rd IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Monaco, 11 - 14 December 2016, pp.740-743 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Monaco
  • Page Numbers: pp.740-743
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper describes a novel compact voltage reference generator able to provide low voltage and low power operation. The current-mode scheme, designed and simulated in a standard 0.18-mu m CMOS technology, uses MOS transistors in sub-threshold to achieve low voltage operation. Post layout simulation results show that the proposed circuit is able to generate a reference voltage of 214.5 mV with a supply voltage as low as 0.45 V while consuming a total current of 251 nA. The circuit occupies an area of 0.018 mm(2) and achieves an average temperature coefficient of 65.8 ppm/degrees C for temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C to 100 degrees C.