Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Low dropout regulators (LDOs) are important components for power management in modern integrated circuits. With the continued scaling down of power supply voltage, digital LDOs have become a more attractive design choice since they avoid the difficulty of designing high-gain amplifiers with low voltage. This thesis investigates techniques for both modeling and enhancement of digital LDO transient response. It discusses the importance of the resistance in the output stage of an LDO, and proposes a simulation model for examining LDO transient response. In addition, the thesis studies circuit techniques to improve LDO transient response. Different LDO circuits are implemented and compared in this study.
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