A pW-power versatile relaxation oscillator operating from sub-threshold (0.3V) to nominal voltage (1.8V) is presented, having Hz-range frequency under sub-pF capacitor. The wide voltage and low sensitivity of frequency/absorbed current to the supply allow the suppression of the voltage regulator, and direct powering from harvesters (e.g., solar cell, thermal from machines) or 1.2-1.5V batteries. A 180nm testchip exhibits a frequency of 4 Hz, 10%/V supply sensitivity at 0.3-1.8V, 8-18pA current, 4%/°C thermal drift from -20°C to 40°C.

A Sub-Leakage PW-Power Hz-Range Relaxation Oscillator Operating with 0.3V-1.8V Unregulated Supply

Aiello O.;
2018-01-01

Abstract

A pW-power versatile relaxation oscillator operating from sub-threshold (0.3V) to nominal voltage (1.8V) is presented, having Hz-range frequency under sub-pF capacitor. The wide voltage and low sensitivity of frequency/absorbed current to the supply allow the suppression of the voltage regulator, and direct powering from harvesters (e.g., solar cell, thermal from machines) or 1.2-1.5V batteries. A 180nm testchip exhibits a frequency of 4 Hz, 10%/V supply sensitivity at 0.3-1.8V, 8-18pA current, 4%/°C thermal drift from -20°C to 40°C.
2018
978-1-5386-4214-6
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