Integrated Differential Three-Level High-Voltage Pulser Output Stage for CMUTs

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Abstract

A new integrated differential three-level highvoltage pulser output stage to drive capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) is proposed in this paper. A topology comparison between the new differential output stage and the most commonly used single-ended topology is performed in order to assess the performance of the new output stage. The new topology achieves a 10.9% lower power consumption and an area reduction of 23.5% for the same specifications. The differential output stage proposed is able to generate pulses with a slew rate of 2 V/ns, a frequency of 5MHz and voltage levels of 60, 80, 100V using 0.039mm2 of chip area. The power consumption is 0.951mW for a 30 pF CMUT load. The design presented is implemented in a 0.35 μm high-voltage process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (IEEE PRIME 2015)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages13-16
ISBN (Print)9781479982295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 11th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015
Conference number: 11
http://web.eng.gla.ac.uk/prime2015/

Conference

ConferenceThe 11th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics
Number11
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period29/06/201502/07/2015
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