Essential IP Expertise

Analog Alchemy offers a range of essential IP building blocks. These building blocks are a critical part of any analog system. All building blocks provided by Analog Alchemy are optimized for low power consumption and high performance. Essential IP modules are available for technology nodes from 28nm to 350nm, covering an supply voltage range from 0.9V to 3.3V.

Essential IP Modules & Device Development
  • Application specific Device Development; e.g. Inductors & Varactors (see end of the page)
  • Low Power Charge-Pumps, multiplying 1.5V to 25V in standard CMOS process!
  • High Impedance Biasing techniques R >> 100 x109 Ohm
  • Low Power Band-Gap, VBG=1.2V
  • Low Power Band-Gap, VBG=0.5V, VDD=0.9V
  • Low Power Reference/Bias circuits, Iref= 1 – 10uA
  • Power-On-Reset
  • Supply Voltage Doubler, 1.8V-> 3.6V
  • Supply Voltage Doubler, 1V -> 2V
  • Supply Voltage Trippler, 1V -> 3V
  • Logic Level shifter 1.8V -> 2.5V, 3.3V
  • Logic Schmitt-triggers for logic signals crossing supply domains (VssA <-> VssD)

Bandgap References

Analog Alchemy offers a broad range of bandgap voltage reference (BGR) IPs, which are characterized for various CMOS technologies. There are different BGR architectures available, which are optimized for different performance levels and power supply voltages, ranging from 0.9V to 3.3V. All BGR architectures comprise a robust start-up circuit and a bias current generator with multiple current outputs. The BGRs are specified from junction temperature of -40°C to +125°. The BGRs consumes little power while realizing excellent DC and PSRR characteristics.

BGR Concept for Power Supply voltages VDD < 1.2V

Robust Startup required(!):

  • The bidiodes are biased at start by a startup current (Istart)
  • Istart is generated from a VBE, to ensure a temperature independent startup
  • OTA is continuously biased by independent circuit
  • Adaptive persistence of startup current
  • startup is not dependent on any loop bandwidth


Application Specific Device Development

Inductor with De-Embedding within 3D Field Solver