# Emitter/Source coupled pairs - Department of Electrical ```E3 238 Analog VLSI Circuits
Lecture 12: Emitter/Source Coupled Pairs
Gaurab Banerjee
Department of Electrical Communication Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
[email protected]
Emitter Coupled Pair
From KVL around the input loop:
For each transistor, assume:
Identical
transistors
(1)
Emitter Coupled Pair
Also, let αF1= αF2 = αF. Then, from KCL at the emitters:
(2)
From (1) and (2):
=&gt; output:
Emitter Coupled Pair: Linear Range
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In practice, circuit behaves linearly when Vin &lt; VT
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Note: For Vid = 0, Vod = 0 -&gt; important in DC coupling of stages
Emitter Coupled Pair: With Degeneration
Linear range increases as drop
across the emitter resistor
increases -&gt; local negative
feedback
Source Coupled Pair
Apply KVL around the input loop:
Assume M1, M2 are in saturation
From the MOS I/V equations:
Source Coupled Pair
Apply KCL at the common source node -&gt; Id1 + Id2 = ITAIL
Source Coupled Pair
Range of input voltages over which M1, M2 operate in the active region
Large
overdrive =
Large input
range
Source Coupled Pair
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Vov affects many other parameters in addition to input range: speed,
offset, output swing, etc. -&gt; more later
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For a fixed current, gm is maximized by minimizing overdrive
(analysis before) -&gt; tradeoff between power and linearity
Differential Output Voltage:
Differential and Common Modes
Case 1:
Case 2:
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Consider the simplified differential pair
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Neglect gmbs, gds for simplicity
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Assume R1=R2=R, gm1=gm2=gm
Differential and Common Modes
Now, assume mismatches, i.e., R1 ≠R2
Ideally zero
“mode conversion” products -&gt; problematic in cascades of amplifiers
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