Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Benjamin J. Blalock

Committee Members

Donald W. Bouldin, Syed K. Islam


This thesis presents a study of several analog circuit primitives that utilize the body terminal as a signal port to achieve low-voltage operation and high performance. Several issues relating to low-voltage applications as well as the trends of technology scaling in the near future are presented. Principles of the body-driven transistor for both PMOS and NMOS in PDSOI technology are described, and critical design considerations are discussed. The design of low-voltage analog primitives (cascode current mirror and differential pair) are described and analyzed in detail. A discussion of the design and analysis of a 4-quadrant analog multiplier is also presented. Prototyping and testing procedures are discussed and the results of the prototyped circuits are evaluated. Finally, a summary of the work is presented along with insights gained toward future research.

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