AI in EE

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AI in Circuit Division

AI in EE

AI IN DIVISIONS

AI in Circuit Division ​

AI in Circuit Division

A 1.23W/mm2 83.7%-Efficiency 400MHz 6-Phase Fully-Integrated Buck Converter in 28nm CMOS with On-Chip Capacitor Dynamic Re-Allocation for Inter-Inductor Current Balancing and Fast DVS of 75mV/ns

This paper presents a 400MHz 6-phase buck converter with bond-wire inductors. Peak-and-valley differential sensing, which is realized with a reused on-chip capacitor, corrects inter-inductor current imbalance without power overhead. Owing to dynamic re-allocation of on-chip capacitors, transient response can be accelerated with constrained ripple. The chip fabricated in 28-nm achieved the state-of-the-art power density of 1.23W/mm2 and DVS rate of 75mV/ns. Peak efficiency of 83.7% was measured.