Design And Analysis of A Power Efficient Cascode-Compensated Amplifier
In the paper, we present the design focused analysis of a power efficient cascode-compensated amplifier. The analysis, presented here, is much more intuitive than the reported work so far. Based on this analysis, an amplifier in UMC 0.18 µm technology is designed. Cascode compensation along with other power saving techniques results in a power efficient amplifier that achieves a relatively high figure of merit (1927 MHz.pF/mW). The designed amplifier is compared with the state of the art in the literature.