Finding All Elementary Circuits Exploiting Transconductance

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    Abstract

    Commonly used elementary circuits like single transistor amplifier stages, the differential pair and current mirror basically exploit the transconductance of transistors. This paper aims at finding ALL elementary transconductance based circuits. For this purpose, all graphs of two-port circuits with one or two Voltage Controlled Current Sources (VCCS) are generated systematically. This leads to 150 graphs. Each of them can be implemented in various ways using transistors and resistors, covering most commonly required types of two-ports. A new Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) implemented in 0.35?m CMOS illustrates the usefulness of the technique.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2001)
    Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages667-670
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0780366875
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2001
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2001 - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 6 May 20019 May 2001

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2001
    Period6/05/019/05/01
    Other6-9 May 2001

    Keywords

    • METIS-112923
    • EWI-14348
    • IR-41745

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