Voltage references are ubiquitous components of analog design. The specifications of references vary depending on the application they are used in, from ultra accurate to simple. In most cases a simple voltage reference that is guaranteed to start up and provide a relatively accurate and stable reference voltage over temperature and power supply voltage is all that is necessary. Trimming is another task that can become complicated for references. However a simple voltage reference application may not even require that. In a recent free report released by the Techteam at Signal Processing Group Inc., a simple silicon proven voltage reference is presented It can be used as is, or if necessary can form a core cell for a more involved design. The report can be accessed at http://www.signalpro.biz. This design is available for implementation in a FASTCHIP project if needed.