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MS Final Exam – OnnLim Yong

A Fully Integrated Bio-potential Low-noise Amplifier Utilizing Capacitive Multipliers

In any biomedical signal acquisition system, a front-end amplifier is needed to amplify low amplitude bio-signals while filtering out any unwanted low-frequency artifacts. The design of low frequency poles within the sub-Hz range implies very large time-constants which goes against system integrability. In recent years, the pseudo resistor has been used to provide very large on-chip resistance to achieve sub-Hz pole frequency. However, the pseudo resistor behaves poorly across PVT variations and is highly non-linear which makes the low-frequency pole unpredictable. In this thesis, a bio-LNA utilizing a differential difference amplifier structure along with gm-C filters is examined. The differential topology provides high CMRR while the negative feedback through the gm-C filter provides the low-frequency pole. A capacitor multiplier is also implemented to achieve a very high value effective on-chip capacitance. The functionality of the bio-LNA is validated through simulations in Cadence.

Major Advisor: David Allstot
Committee: Un-Ku Moon
Committee: Matthew Johnston
GCR: Leonard Coop

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Kelley Engineering Center, 1126
110 SW Park Terrace, Corvallis, OR 97331

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College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Calvin Hughes

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