This brief presents an ultralow-power class-AB operational amplifier (OpAmp) designed in a low-cost 0.18-μm CMOS technology. The proposed circuit uses transistors biased in the subthreshold region for low-voltage low-power operation. For a 0.8-V single supply, this OpAmp has 51-dB open-loop gain, 57-kHz unity-gain frequency, 60° phase margin, and 65-dB common-mode rejection ratio for 8-pF loads with a power consumption of only 1.2 μW. Experimental results illustrate performances such as a 0.14-Vμs slew rate and a 750-mV linear output swing, demonstrating its correct functionality.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2012|
- CMOS analog integrated circuits
- low-power design
- operational amplifiers (OpAmps)