Efficient current reuse for low-power transceivers

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Research units

  • Texas Instruments
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Electronic Circuit Design Laboratory/SMARAD2


Current boosting is a method where the performance of an active circuit block is optimized by placing a constant current source in parallel with the active signal path to provide optimal biasing for different components. In this paper, a technique to replace the constant dc current source with active building blocks typically required in transceivers is proposed. By using this method the total current consumption of the transceiver can be efficiently reduced without modifying its performance. A design example where the proposed technique reduces the receiver current consumption by 45% is given.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalAnalog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Current reuse, Low-power, Sensor system, Transceivers

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