Large-Signal Performance of the Basic Gain Stages in Analog ICs

  • Donald O. Pederson
  • Kartikeya Mayaram


The basic stages of analog integrated circuits are the emitter-coupled pair (ECP) and the emitter follower (EF) for bipolar circuits and the source-coupled pair (SCP) and the source follower (SF) for MOS circuits. In the next several chapters, these basic stages are examined from the standpoint of their large-signal performance. Of particular interest is the distortion produced in the output waveforms relative to the inputs. In a later chapter, available power output and efficiency of dc power conversion are considered for output stages.


Input Voltage Total Harmonic Distortion Output Waveform Source Follower Analog Integrate Circuit 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald O. Pederson
    • 1
  • Kartikeya Mayaram
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Texas InstrumentsUSA

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