This paper presents a technique to efficiently supply power over a wide power range using a fully-integrated on-chip converter for dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) based applications. All components, including filter elements, are integrated on-chip. To achieve high efficiency the converter adaptively switches between different modes of operation by detecting the output current. The design, implemented in IBM 130 nm CMOS technology, achieves a peak efficiency of 77% at reduced temperature of 8°C and has a maximum efficiency of 74.5% under normal operating conditions. The converter supplies power over a 450X output power range (0.6 mW to 266 mW). To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest reported power range for a high-efficiency, fully-integrated on-chip power converter to date.
- Dynamic voltage scaling
- frequency scaling
- fully-integrated DC-DC converter
- switch scaling
- wide output power range