A compact high-speed low-power rail-to-rail class-B buffer amplifier, which is suitable for liquid crystal display applications, is proposed. The amplifiers are biased by each other to reduce the power consumption and the die area. The buffer draws little current while static but has a large driving capability while transient. The circuit achieves the large driving capability by employing simple comparators to sense the transients of the input to turn on the output stages, which are statically off in the stable state. This increases the speed of the circuit without increasing static power consumption too much. An experimental prototype output buffer implemented in a 0.35-μm CMOS technology demonstrates that the circuit can operate under a wide power supply range. Quiescent current of 4 μA is measured. The buffer exhibits the settling time of 1.5 μs for a voltage swing of 0.1 ∼ (VDD - 0.1) V under a 600 pF capacitance load. The area of this buffer is 32×109 μm 2.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium|
|State||Published - 2006|
|Event||44th International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition, SID 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 4 Jun 2006 → 9 Jun 2006