24.1 A 1.2mW $1.6{sf V_{pp}}$-Swing Class-AB ${16Omega}$ Headphone Driver Capable of Handling Load Capacitance up to 22nF Conference Paper uri icon


  • A load-capacitance-aware compensation scheme for 3-stage amplifiers is presented. A class-AB 16 headphone driver designed using this scheme in 0.13m technology can handle capacitive loads from 1pF to 22nF while consuming as little as 1.2mW of quiescent power. It can deliver a maximum RMS power of 20mW to the load with -84.8dB THD and 92dB peak SNR, and it occupies 0.1 mm2. 2008 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2008 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - Digest of Technical Papers

published proceedings

  • 2012 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Dhanasekaran, V., Silva-Martinez, J., & Sanchez-Sinencio, E.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Dhanasekaran, Vijay||Silva-Martinez, Jose||Sanchez-Sinencio, Edgar

publication date

  • February 2008