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    How current mirrors are used to maintain fixed current while temperature changes?

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    i need a great help. I know that the current mirror is used to polarize amplifiers. I don't understand how current mirrors is used mantain fixed the current with the change of temperature. I need formulas.

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    Re: Current Mirror

    Because on first order, calculations are not Vbe dependant (Vbe are the same, then the two Ib are the same), then no temperature dependance, see here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_mirror
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    Current Mirror

    You can use Iptat plus Ictat, then you can get the constant current.



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    Current Mirror

    No need to use Iptat or Ictat, in current mirrors we can maintain the same Vgs, Vds and hence the region for the both transistors. They can be kept same irrespective of power supply or temperature and hence can be kept constant. However the reference current itself will chnge with vpwr and temp.



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    Current Mirror

    you must work on saturation region,or you won't get what you want!



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    Re: Current Mirror

    Well, not all of them have temperature stability, unless designed for such a feature. One thing that can be done is to make sure the two bottom transistors are close to one another



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