On-Chip Temperature Sensors

An accurate, small, low-power CMOS temperature sensor for on-chip thermal monitoring will be designed and analyzed in this project. The temperature sensor utilizes the temperature characteristics of the threshold voltage of a MOS transistor to sense temperature and is quite linear over the in-temperature range (-20C, 100°C).

Mixed signal, switch capacitor based architecture will be analyzed during evaluation study and implemented in 28nm technology. The circuits will be designed under required performance constraints of minimal power, layout area, signal cross talks and noise reduction using advanced IC technologies. The students will be responsible for the circuit requirements, analysis and specifications definition, focusing on the readout noise performance using advanced IC technologies. Circuit design and simulations and analog layout will be done using Cadence tools.

Required courses: Linear Electronic Circuits
Recommended courses: Introduction to VLSI