Advancement of CMOS Transimpedance Amplifier for Optical Receiver

  • Md. Torikul Islam BadalEmail author
  • Mamun Bin Ibne Reaz
  • Lye Suet Yeng
  • Mohammad Arif Sobhan Bhuiyan
  • Fahmida Haque
Review Paper


Transimpedance amplifier (TIA) is an essential component of optical receivers, and this type of amplifier converts the photocurrent to a voltage signal. The overall performance of the optical receiver greatly depends on the performance of this component. Low-power, low-noise, and compact TIA has been realized in current development in CMOS technology. The high demands of an optical receiver has led to the optimization and development of the TIA designed specifications. However, the conventional CMOS TIA design is limited mainly because of its dependency on input node capacitance. In this article, the advancement of TIAs in data communication and instrumentation based on different design architectures and performances is discussed. This review will serve as a comparative study and reference for designing fully integrated CMOS TIA for future optical receivers.


CMOS Gain Optical receiver Sensor TIA 



This research is financially supported by University Kebangsaan Malaysia and MOSTI. Project Code: AP-2017-008/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems EngineeringUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Electrical and Electronics EngineeringXiamen University MalaysiaSepangMalaysia

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