José Silva-Martínez

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—This paper proposes a solution to the present bulky external capacitor low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators with an external capacitorless LDO architecture. The large external capac-itor used in typical LDOs is removed allowing for greater power system integration for system-on-chip (SoC) applications. A compensation scheme is presented that provides both(More)
—The design and implementation of a fully integrated complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) sixth-order 2.4 Hz low-pass filter (LPF) for medical applications is presented. For the implementation of large-time constants both linearized operational transconductance amplifiers with reduced transcon-ductance and impedance scalers schemes for grounded(More)
—A technique to enhance the linearity of continuous time operational transconductance amplifiers (OTA)-C filters working at high frequencies is proposed. Each OTA consumes 10.5 mW and the transconductance can be tuned from 70 to 160 A/V while the IM3 remains below 70 dB up to 50 MHz for a 1.3-V pp differential input. For a 20-MHz low-pass second-order(More)
—A 2.1-GHz 1.3-V 5-mW fully integrated-enhancement LC bandpass biquad programmable in , , and peak gain is implemented in 0.35-m standard CMOS technology. The filter uses a resonator built with spiral inductors and inversion-mode pMOS capacitors that provide frequency tuning. The tuning is through an adjustable negative-conductance generator, whereas the(More)
—This paper presents a CMOS RF amplitude detector as a practical integrated test device and demonstrates its application for on-chip testing. The proposed circuit performs full-wave rectification and generates a dc voltage proportional to the amplitude of an RF signal over a wide frequency range. The design considerations and analysis of operation for the(More)