The charge-transfer feedback-controlled split-path CMOS buffer

Kuo Hsing Cheng, Wei Bin Yang, Hong Yi Huang

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A new low-power high-speed CMOS buffer, called the charge-transfer feedback-controlled split-path (CFS) CMOS buffer, is proposed. By using the feedback-controlled split-path method, the shortcircuit current of the output inverter is eliminated. Four additional MOS transistors are used as the charge-transfer diodes, which can transfer the charge stored in the split output-stage driver to the output node. Thus the propagation delay and power dissipation of the CFS buffer are reduced. The HSPICE simulation results show that the power-delay product of the CFS CMOS buffer is a savings over 20% in comparison to a conventional CMOS tapper buffer at 100 MHz operation frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999


  • Charge-transfer
  • Cmos buffer
  • Low power


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