A Fully-integrated LC-Oscillator Based Buck Regulator with Autonomous Resonant Switching for Low-Power Applications

Tianyu Jia, Jie Gu

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Abstract

In this paper, a fully integrated, LC-oscillator based buck regulator is presented for low power applications. The proposed design uses a self-resonator as both high-speed clock source and a resonant switch driver for the regulator, which not only achieves significantly improved energy efficiency at 2GHz switching frequency but also delivered a high-quality clock source eliminating requirement of the external high-speed clocks. Measurement on a 65nm testchip shows a wide tuning range from 0.35V to 0.82V with an input voltage 1.1V. The proposed design achieves a peak efficiency of 70.3% and an autonomous clock-less operation. The regulator core area is only 0.079mm 2 .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages179-182
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538664124
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2018
Event2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 5 2018Nov 7 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTainan
Period11/5/1811/7/18

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Clocks
Switching frequency
Energy efficiency
Resonators
Tuning
Switches
Electric potential

Keywords

  • Buck regulator
  • fully integrated
  • input-clock free
  • low power applications
  • resonant switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Jia, T., & Gu, J. (2018). A Fully-integrated LC-Oscillator Based Buck Regulator with Autonomous Resonant Switching for Low-Power Applications. In 2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 179-182). [8579285] (2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASSCC.2018.8579285
Jia, Tianyu ; Gu, Jie. / A Fully-integrated LC-Oscillator Based Buck Regulator with Autonomous Resonant Switching for Low-Power Applications. 2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 179-182 (2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings).
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Jia, T & Gu, J 2018, A Fully-integrated LC-Oscillator Based Buck Regulator with Autonomous Resonant Switching for Low-Power Applications. in 2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings., 8579285, 2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 179-182, 2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018, Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China, 11/5/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASSCC.2018.8579285

A Fully-integrated LC-Oscillator Based Buck Regulator with Autonomous Resonant Switching for Low-Power Applications. / Jia, Tianyu; Gu, Jie.

2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 179-182 8579285 (2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings).

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Jia T, Gu J. A Fully-integrated LC-Oscillator Based Buck Regulator with Autonomous Resonant Switching for Low-Power Applications. In 2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 179-182. 8579285. (2018 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2018 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASSCC.2018.8579285