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Compact and Low-Power Under-Voltage Lockout and Thermal-Shutdown Protection Circuits Using a Novel Low-IQ All-in-One Bandgap Comparator

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posted on 2021-02-21, 03:06 authored by Van Ha NguyenVan Ha Nguyen
This paper presents a novel and compact bandgap comparator (BGRCOMP) for under-voltage lockout (UVLO) and thermal shutdown (TSD) protection circuits. The proposed BGRCOMP is self-referenced and combines the advantages of both a high-accuracy bandgap reference and a comparator into one single circuit. A latch-controlled biasing technique is also presented, which reduces static power consumption of the proposed BGRCOMP. The proposed BGRCOMP is used for the design of compact and low power UVLO and TSD circuits. The post-layout simulation results using a 0.18 µm BCD-on-SOI technology prove the attractive performance of the UVLO and TSD with a static current (IQ) of 7.76 µA and 5.4 µA from a 5 V supply, respectively. The deviations of UVLO thresholds are less than 3 mV in the temperature range of -40~85 °C.


This work was supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


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École de technologie supérieure (ETS), University of Québec

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  • Canada