Design of Low Power and Low Phase Noise Current Starved Oscillator for RFID Tag EEPROM

Labonnah Farzana Rahman, Mamun Bin Ibne Reaz, Mohammad Marufuzzaman


Power dissipation of CMOS IC is a key factor in low power applications especially in RFID tag memories. Generally, tag memories like electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) require an internal clock generator to regulate the internal voltage level properly. In EEPROM, oscillator circuits can generate any periodic clock signal for frequency translation. Among different types of oscillators, a current starved ring oscillator (CSRO) is described in this research due to its very low current biasing source, which in turn restrict the current flows to reduce the overall power dissipation. The designed CSRO is able to generate low power and low phase noise, which is a significant feature for any voltage regulators. The simulated output shows that, the improved CSRO dissipates 4.9


CMOS; RFID; EEPROM; CSRO; power dissipation

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