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Fully Electrical Post-Fabrication Trimming of Resistive Sensors

Ibrahim Shankhour
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Jad Mohdad
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Pascal Nouet


A compact and efficient IC architecture is presented as an alternative to laser-trimmed precision thin-film resistors or look-up tables. The objective is to keep the device, such as a four-terminal Wheatstone bridge, but to compensate for post-manufacturing offset and to avoid the so-induced degradation of performances in terms of full-scale, non-linearity, power supply noise rejection and scale factor. Expected advantages are a reduced cost due to the electrical-only implementation and a possible on-field calibration of high-end sensors. Application of the proposed solution is illustrated on an example to demonstrate improvement factors on offset and sensitivity accuracy of 32 and 10, respectively. Additionally, the power supply rejection ratio is improved by 30 dB. The experimental results finally demonstrate both efficiency and versatility of the proposed solution thanks to a first silicon prototype, fabricated in a 0.35 μm Technology from AMS, connected to an off-the-shelf pressure sensor.
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lirmm-03542034 , version 1 (25-01-2022)




Ibrahim Shankhour, Jad Mohdad, Frédérick Mailly, Pascal Nouet. Fully Electrical Post-Fabrication Trimming of Resistive Sensors. Sensors, 2022, 22 (3), pp.767-784. ⟨10.3390/s22030767⟩. ⟨lirmm-03542034⟩
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