An oscillator-based capacitive proximity sensor is presented. To improve the sensor's sensitivity by minimising the effect of parasitic capacitance, the proposed sensor employs a negative capacitance generation technique. The sensor is implemented with a standard 0.18m CMOS technology, and the measurement results show that frequency variation is about 1.4% at 5cm distance while only consuming an 85A current. The die area occupies 520 by 280m, and the size of an external sensing plate is 0.5 by 0.5cm.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Oct 25|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering