A Rail-to-rail class-AB amplifier with an offset cancellation for LCD drivers

Chih Wen Lu*

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A rail-to-rail amplifier with an offset cancellation, which is suitable for high color depth and high-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD) drivers, is proposed. The amplifier incorporates dual complementary differential pairs, which are classified as main and auxiliary transconductance amplifiers, to obtain a full input voltage swing and an offset canceling capability. Both offset voltage and injection-induced error, due to the device mismatch and charge injection, respectively, are greatly reduced. The offset cancellation and charge conservation, which is used to reduce the dynamic power consumption, are operated during the same time slot so that the driving period does not need to increase. An experimental prototype amplifier is implemented with 0.35-$\mu$m CMOS technology. The circuit draws 7.5 $\mu$A static current and exhibits the settling time of 3 $\mu$s, for a voltage swing of 5 V under a 3.4 k$\Omega$ resistance, and a 140 pF capacitance load with a power supply of 5 V. The offset voltage of the amplifier with offset cancellation is 0.48 mV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4768875
Pages (from-to)525-537
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Amplifier
  • Class-AB amplifier
  • Liquid-crystal display
  • Liquid-crystal display driver
  • Offset cancellation
  • Rail-to-rail amplifier

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