High voltage CMOS devices and systems for lab-on-a-chip applications

  • Author / Creator
    Al-Haddad, Wesam Ahmed
  • We have developed several generations of high voltage (HV) integrated circuits that provide micro-scale platforms for lab-on-a-chip applications. This thesis presents novel HV devices and circuits that lead to further miniaturization and minimize the dependence on off-chip components. A 4-terminal device is designed and built by introducing a contact in the drift region while ensuring its complete depletion. A linear 40V DRIFT device demonstrates functionality and is integrated into a new static level shifter circuit that is smaller and does not require a voltage bias as is used in the current static level shifter. An on-chip charge pump that can generate voltages beyond 50V is proposed as an alternative to boost converters that require large external inductors. Design techniques such as clock slewing are introduced to mitigate the effects of parasitic bipolar transistors while maintaining sufficient charge transfer between stages.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Elliott, Duncan (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Hegmann, Frank (Physics)
    • Barlage, Douglas (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Elliott, Duncan (Electrical and Computer Engineering)