Wide voltage input receiver with hysteresis characteristic to reduce input signal noise effect

Arnab Kumar Biswas*

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In this paper, an input receiver with a hysteresis characteristic that can work at voltage levels between 0.9 V and 5 V is proposed. The input receiver can be used as a wide voltage range Schmitt trigger also. At the same time, reliable circuit operation is ensured. According to the research findings, this is the first time a wide voltage range Schmitt trigger is being reported. The proposed circuit is compared with previously reported input receivers, and it is shown that the circuit has better noise immunity. The proposed input receiver ends the need for a separate Schmitt trigger and input buffer. The frequency of operation is also higher than that of the previously reported receiver. The circuit is simulated using HSPICE at 0.35-μm standard thin oxide technology. Monte Carlo analysis is conducted at different process conditions, showing that the proposed circuit works well for different process conditions at different voltage levels of operation. A noise impulse of (VCC/2) magnitude is added to the input voltage to show that the receiver receives the correct logic level even in the presence of noise. Here, VCC is the fixed voltage supply of 3.3 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-807
JournalETRI Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 0.9 V to 5 V
  • Hysteresis characteristic
  • Regenerative input receiver
  • Wide voltage input receiver
  • Wide voltage Schmitt trigger

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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