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A novel high accuracy bandgap reference voltage source

Songlin Wang (School of Aerospace Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xian, China)
Shuang Feng (Xidian University, Xian, China)
Hui Wang (School of Aerospace Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xian, China)
Yu Yao (Xidian University, Xian, China)
Jinhua Mao (Xidian University, Xian, China)
Xinquan Lai (School of Electronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xian, China)

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 6 November 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to design a new bandgap reference circuit with complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

Design/methodology/approach

Different from the conventional bandgap reference circuit with operational amplifiers, this design directly connects the two bases of the transistors with both the ends of the resistor. The transistor acts as an amplifier to amplify the change of voltage, which is convenient for the feedback regulation of low dropout regulator (LDO) regulator circuit, at last to realize the temperature control. In addition, introducing the depletion-type metal–oxide–semiconductor transistor and the transistor operating in the saturation region through the connection of the novel circuit structure makes a further improvement on the performance of the whole circuit.

Findings

This design is base on the 0.18?m process of BCD, and the new bandgap reference circuit is verified. The results show that the circuit design not only is simple and novel but also can effectively improve the performance of the circuit. Bandgap voltage reference is an important module in integrated circuits and electronic systems. To improve the stability and performance of the whole circuit, simple structure of the bandgap reference voltage source is essential for a chip.

Originality/value

This paper adopts a new circuit structure, which directly connects the two base voltages of the transistors with the resistor. And the transistor acts as an amplifier to amplify the change of voltage, which is convenient for the feedback regulation of LDO regulator circuit, at last to realize the temperature control.

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Citation

Wang, S., Feng, S., Wang, H., Yao, Y., Mao, J. and Lai, X. (2017), "A novel high accuracy bandgap reference voltage source", Circuit World, Vol. 43 No. 4, pp. 141-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/CW-04-2017-0019

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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