A 3-mW/Gbps 1.8-V operated current-reuse low-voltage differential signaling driver using vertical metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors

Satoru Tanoi, Tetsuo Endoh

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Abstract

A low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) driver with a new current reuse topology is proposed for low power-supply voltage (VDD) operation. The proposed driver has a new current mirror with shared MOSFET and is designed using vertical MOSFETs. The new current mirror reduces the output degradation to less than half of the conventional. And the design with vertical MOSFETs reduces the voltage drop of the eight-stage cascode circuit to 77.6% of that with planar ones. Our current reuse driver achieves 3-mW/Gbps with 2.5-Gbps and 1.8-V VDD operation in the simulation using 0.18-m gate length MOSFET parameters. The achieved reduction of the power normalized by the output power at 1.8-V VDD is larger than 30% of that for the conventional drivers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04CE03
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume52
Issue number4 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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