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construct a PTAT current source?

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how to construct a PTAT current source using only the output voltage of the bandgap ? (can't use any of the internal nodes of the bandgap cell. Only it's output.)
 

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feed the output back to the R1 and R2 of the input
 

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You can't use the node inside the bandgap ,only its output :)
 

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Try this:

1. Tie the reference voltage to the gate and a resistor at the source of the same transistor.

2. Use current mirror, mirror current flowing thru the transistor to where you need the current source.

My train of thought: With reference voltage, I can use that to regulate a drain current. Therefore fixing the drain current and using current mirror i can steer that to where i want.
 

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Level shift your voltage reference output with a bipolar transistor. Then you get
V2=Vref-Vbe, which is a PTAT voltage. Apply this voltage across a resistor. You can have a PTAT current.
BTW: Pay attention to the temperature coefficient of the resistor.
 

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