A Compensation Technique for Two-Stage Differential OTAs

Mohammed Abdulaziz, Markus Törmänen, Henrik Sjöland

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In this paper a frequency compensation method for operational transconductance amplifiers is proposed, which poses no power overhead compared to Miller compensation, while improving the 3dB bandwidth, the unity gain frequency and the slew rate. The technique employees positive feedback to introduce an extra left half plane zero to cancel a pole.The phase margin shows good robustness against process and temperature variations. The proposed technique poses no design constraints on the transconductance or capacitor values which makes it attractive for low power applications with low area overhead.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-598
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • operational amplifier
  • low power electronics
  • active filter
  • low pass filter
  • CMOS technology
  • RF receivers.


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