Patent Number: 8,878,612

Title: Accurate bias tracking for process variation and supply modulation

Abstract: A current mirror includes a bias branch, which includes first and second transistors in series between a voltage source and ground, a voltage divider coupled between the voltage source and ground, an op-amp configured to receive a divided voltage of the voltage divider and a voltage of a node between the first and second transistors, and drive a gate of the second transistor to pull the node to the divided voltage. The current mirror further includes a power amplifier core coupled to the bias branch. The power amplifier core includes first and second drive transistors configured in series between the voltage source and ground. Gates of the first transistor and the first drive transistor are coupled, and gates of the second transistor and the second drive transistor are coupled.

Inventors: Leong; Poh Boon (Singapore, SG), Krishnasamy Maniam; Nuntha Kumar (Singapore, SG)

Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.

International Classification: H03F 3/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00