Dynamic substrate bias inverter for low voltage applications

C. K. Lo, Philip Ching Ho Chan

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A new type of inverter for low voltage and low power applications is proposed. It is designed so that the substrate bias voltage can be dynamically adjusted. The bulk is biased positively in the active mode to decrease the threshold voltage Vth and thus provide more output drive, while in the standby mode the substrate bias is not applied to maintain a high Vth, therefore reduce the leakage current. Comparison of performance between the proposed dynamic threshold inverter DTINV and conventional CMOS inverter are made.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Hong Kong Electron Devices Meeting
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Hong Kong Electron Devices Meeting - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Aug 199730 Aug 1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Hong Kong Electron Devices Meeting
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

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  • Engineering(all)

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