DTMOS-Based 0.4V Ultra Low-Voltage Low-Power VDTA Design and Its Application to EEG Data Processing
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In this paper, an ultra low-voltage, ultra low-power voltage differencing transconductance amplifier (VDTA) is proposed. DTMOS (Dynamic Threshold Voltage MOS) transistors are employed in the design to effectively use the ultra low supply voltage. The proposed VDTA is composed of two operational transconductance amplifiers operating in the subthreshold region. Using TSMC 0.18µm process technology parameters with symmetric ±0.2V sup¬ply voltage, the total power consumption of the VDTA block is found as just 5.96 nW when the transconductances have 3.3 kHz, 3 dB bandwidth. The proposed VDTA circuit is then used in a fourth-order double-tuned band-pass filter for processing real EEG data measurements. The filter achieves close to 64 dB dynamic range at 2% THD with a total power consumption of 12.7 nW.
KeywordsUltra low-power, ultra low-voltage, DTMOS, VDTA, analog building blocks, EEG data processing.
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2013, vol. 22, č. 2, s. 458-466. ISSN 1210-2512
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