High-voltage integrated linear regulator with current sinking capabilities for portable ultrasound scanners

Guifre Vendrell Pausas, Pere Llimos Muntal, Ivan Harald Holger Jørgensen

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Abstract

This paper presents a high-voltage integrated regulator capable of sinking current for driving pulse-triggered level shifters in drivers for ultrasound applications. The regulator utilizes a new topology with a feedback loop and a current sinking circuit to satisfy the requirements of the portable ultrasound scanner: a great driving strength in the scanner's transducer and a low undershoot voltage in the output node. The design regulates an output voltage of 45 V from an input voltage of 50 V, and it can sink currents up to 100 mA using no external components with only 340 mV of undershoot voltage. The proposed design has been implemented in high-voltage 0.18 μm process whithin an area of 0.11 mm2 and it is suitable for system-on-chip integration due to its low component count and the fully integrated design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS): NORCHIP and International Symposium of System-on-Chip (SoC), 2017 IEEE
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2844-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference - Linköping Konsert & Kongress, Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 23 Oct 201725 Oct 2017
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Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference
LocationLinköping Konsert & Kongress
Country/TerritorySweden
CityLinköping
Period23/10/201725/10/2017
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