A start-up free 200nW bandgap voltage reference

Chundong Wu, Wang Ling Goh, Yongkui Yang, Alan Chang, Xi Zhu, Lei Wang

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A low power cross-coupled bandgap voltage reference is proposed in this paper. Based on the suggested structure, a 9.8 ppm/°C temperature coefficient bandgap voltage reference across-50°C to 150°C temperature range with 1.8-V supply voltage is achieved. For the help of the proposed cross coupled structure bandgap voltage reference, start-up circuit can be waived from which can save both area and power consumption for the bandgap circuit. Thus, The total power consumption is only 200 nW at room temperature with 1.8-V supply voltage. The proposed circuit can work at supply voltage varying from 1.4 V to 3.0 V while still enabling a wide temperature range bandgap voltage reference. All the simulation results were based on standard 0.18-μm CMOS process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, NEWCAS 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389006
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016
Event14th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, NEWCAS 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 26 Jun 201629 Jun 2016


Other14th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, NEWCAS 2016


  • bandgap
  • complementary proportional to absolute temperature (CTAT)
  • proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT)
  • start-up
  • temperature coefficient (TC)
  • Voltage reference


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