Noise Behaviour of EMI Improved Folded Cascode Amplifier Input Stages Including Layout Parasitics

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In this paper we investigate the noise behaviour of electromagnetic interference (EMI) improved integrated folded cascode amplifier input stages. In this context we compare seven EMI improved differential input pair structures, using concepts of filtering, linearisation and compensation in terms of their noise behaviour. We pay special attention to the differences in the behaviour of the structures at the design stage and the layout stage, where we also considered layout-specific parasitics that can affect circuit and noise performance. We analyse the structures in terms of input referred noise, noise contribution of different devices, contributions of layout parasitics to noise, differential mode gain, gain-bandwidth product (GBWP) and power.
Period14 Oct 2021
Event title29th Austrochip Workshop on Microelectronics: Austrochip 2021
Event typeConference
LocationLinz, AustriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • electromagnetic interference
  • operational amplifier
  • EMI improved
  • noise
  • folded cascode
  • EMI induced offset
  • differential input pair