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Class A+ amplifier with controlled positive feedback for discrete-time signal processing circuits

TitleClass A+ amplifier with controlled positive feedback for discrete-time signal processing circuits
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsVenkatram, H., T. Oh, J. Guerber, and U. Moon
Conference NameIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - ISCAS 2012
Pagination428 - 431
Date Published05/2012
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationSeoul, Korea (South)
ISBN Number978-1-4673-0217-3
Abstract

This paper demonstrates Class-A+ amplifier as an alternative to Class-A amplifier for discrete-time signal processing circuits. Class-A+ amplifier uses cross-coupled latches during the amplification phase at the output to improve settling accuracy compared to Class-A amplifier. The positive feedback latch is reset to fixed bias voltages of the Class-A output stage during the reset-phase. This dynamic compensation technique for realizing stable amplifier enables power and area savings with improved settling accuracy and THD performance. Simulation results show 30% reduction in overall power consumption, 50% reduction in the size of output stage and 10 dB improvement in settling accuracy compared to conventional Class-A amplifier with similar worst case settling time.

DOI10.1109/ISCAS.2012.6272055