Gain-Tunable Complementary Common-Source Amplifier Based on a Flexible Hybrid Thin-Film Transistor Technology
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In this letter, we report a flexible complementary common-source (CS) amplifier comprising one p-type spray-coated singlewalled carbon nanotube and one n-type sputtered InGaZnO4 thin-film transistor (TFT). Bottom-gate TFTs were realized on a free-standing flexible polyimide foil using amaximumprocess temperature of 150 degrees C. The resulting CS amplifier operates at 10 V supply voltage and exhibits a gain bandwidth product of 60 kHz. Thanks to the use of a p-type TFT acting as a tunable current source load, the amplifier gain can be programmed from3.5 up to 27.2V/V (28.7 dB). To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest gain ever obtained for a flexible single-stage CS amplifier.