2016 Volume 13 Issue 23 Pages 20160882
This paper presents a capacitor-less low-dropout (LDO) regulator for on-chip mobile applications. An additional push-pull current with a capacitive coupling circuit is proposed to significantly enhance the transient response of the LDO regulator. The proposed LDO regulator can deliver an output current of 100 mA with a minimum dropout voltage of 0.4 V. The circuit was modeled and implemented in a 0.35-µm CMOS process with a die area of 0.22 mm2. The experimental results show that the LDO regulator can be recovered within 0.5 µs at a voltage spike less than 90 mV.