8.73 The purpose of this problem is to investigate the signal currents and voltages at various points throughout a cascode amplifier circuit. Knowledge of this signal distribution is very useful in designing the circuit so as to allow for the required signal swings. Figure P8.73 shows a CMOS cascode amplifier with all dc voltages replaced with signal grounds. As well, we have explicitly shown the resistance ro of each of the four transistors. For simplicity, we are assuming that the four transistors have the same gm and ro. The amplifier is fed with a signal vi.
(a) Determine R1, R2, and R3. Assume
(b) Determine i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, and i7, all in terms of vi. (Hint)
(c) Determine v1, v2, and v3, all in terms of vi.
(d) If vi is a 5-mV peak sine wave and gmro = 20, sketch and clearly label the waveforms of v1, v2, and v3.