A new mixed-voltage I/O buffer with a blocking NMOS and a dynamic gate-controlled circuit for high-voltagetolerant applications is proposed. The new proposed I/O buffer can receive the input signals with the voltage swing twice as high as the normal power supply voltage (VDD), which has been fabricated in a 0.25-μm CMOS process to receive 5-V input signals without suffering gate-oxide reliability and circuit leakage issues. The new proposed mixed-voltage I/O buffer can be easily scaled down toward 0.18-μm (or below) CMOS process to serve different mixed-voltage I/O interfaces, such as 1.8/3.3-V or 1.2/2.5-V applications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2005|
|Event||IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2005, ISCAS 2005 - Kobe, Japan|
Duration: 23 May 2005 → 26 May 2005