Conference paper

A Capacitive Feedback 80 dBOhm 1.1 GHz CMOS Transimpedance Amplifier with Improved Biasing

A. Romanova, V. Barzdenas (Vilnius Gediminas Tech. Univ., Lithuania)

The work presents the design of an area-efficient low-noise high-performance CMOS transimpedance amplifier for optical time-domain reflectometers. The proposed solution is based on a low-noise capacitive feedback structure and shows a gain of 83/80 dBOhm with the bandwidth reaching 1.1 GHz and average input-referred noise current density below 1.8 pA/sqrt(Hz) in the presence of a 0.7 pF total input capacitance. The noise-efficient feedback structure allows addressing noise problem of conventional feed-forward or resistive feedback devices with the total power consumption around 21 mW while running at 1.8 V. A more accurate design methodology is proposed including explicit modeling of the biasing circuits and decoupling capacitor and modifications to the reference design are suggested including circuits for PMOS-based biasing and DC current elimination.

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Receipt of papers:

March 13th, 2020

Notification of acceptance:

May 18th, 2020

Registration opening:

May 20th, 2020

Final paper versions:

June 5th, 2020