Capless LDO Regulator Achieving -76 dB PSR and 96.3 fs FOM

Seong Jin Yun, Jeong Seok Kim, Yong Sin Kim

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The performance of switching devices such as display driver ICs is degraded by large power supply noise at switching frequencies from a few hundreds of kilohertz to a few megahertz. In order to minimize the power supply noise, a low-dropout (LDO) regulator with higher power supply rejection (PSR) is essential. In this brief, a capless LDO regulator with a negative capacitance circuit and voltage damper is proposed for enhancing PSR and figure of merit (FOM), respectively, in switching devices. The proposed LDO regulator is fabricated in a 0.18 μm CMOS. Measurement results show that the proposed LDO regulator achieves -76 dB PSR at 1 MHz and 96.3 fs FOM with a total on-chip capacitance of as small as 12.7 pF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7744496
Pages (from-to)1147-1151
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received September 6, 2016; revised November 7, 2016; accepted November 13, 2016. Date of publication November 15, 2016; date of current version September 25, 2017. This work was supported in part by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea within the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning under Grant NRF-2014R1A1A1003771 and in part by Samsung Electronics. This brief was recommended by Associate Editor H.-J. Chiu.

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  • Low-dropout (LDO) regulator
  • negative capacitance
  • power supply rejection (PSR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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