New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Abstract—A new low-power high-speed CMOS buffer, called the charge-transfer feedback-controlled split-path (CFS) CMOS buffer, is proposed. By using the feedback-controlled split-path method, the shortcircuit current of the output inverter is eliminated. Four additional MOS transistors are used as the charge-transfer diodes, which can transfer the charge stored in the split output-stage driver to the output node. Thus the propagation delay and power dissipation of the CFS buffer are reduced. The HSPICE simulation results show that the power-delay product of the CFS CMOS buffer is a savings over 20% in comparison to a conventional CMOS tapper buffer at 100 MHz operation frequency.
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing 46(3), pp.346-348