High-performance wide-VDDH-range level converter for mixed-signal systems

Jungmoon Kim, Chulwoo Kim

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A high-performance wide-VDDH-range level converter (LC) is presented for mixed-signal systems. The proposed LC achieves a low power-delay product over a wide range of VDDH with VDDL in the near-threshold region. The proposed LC uses a feed-forward signal to pull down the output voltage at low VDDH, without increasing the size of the nMOS diode for the pseudo-VDDL. A comparison with conventional LCs shows that the proposed LC not only supports high VDDH but is also robust at low VDDH while exhibiting high performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1126
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume49
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 29

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High-performance wide-VDDH-range level converter for mixed-signal systems. / Kim, Jungmoon; Kim, Chulwoo.

In: Electronics Letters, Vol. 49, No. 18, 29.08.2013, p. 1125-1126.

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