Analog VLSI : Circuits and Principles

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-15
  • Publisher: Bradford Books
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Neuromorphic engineers work to improve the performance of artificial systems through the development of chips and systems that process information collectively using primarily analog circuits. This book presents the central concepts required for the creative and successful design of analog VLSI circuits. The discussion is weighted toward novel circuits that emulate natural signal processing. Unlike most circuits in commercial or industrial applications, these circuits operate mainly in the subthreshold or weak inversion region. Moreover, their functionality is not limited to linear operations, but also encompasses many interesting nonlinear operations similar to those occurring in natural systems. Topics include device physics, linear and nonlinear circuit forms, translinear circuits, photodetectors, floating-gate devices, noise analysis, and process technology.

Table of Contents

Authors and Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Silicon and Transistors
Semiconductor Device Physicsp. 7
MOSFET Characteristicsp. 47
Floating-Gate MOSFETsp. 93
Basic Static Circuitsp. 123
Current-Mode Circuitsp. 145
Analysis and Synthesis of Static Translinear Circuitsp. 177
Linear Systems Theoryp. 231
Integrator-Differentiator Circuitsp. 251
Photosensorsp. 275
Special Topics
Noise in MOS Transistors and Resistorsp. 313
Layout Masks and Design Techniquesp. 341
A Millennium Silicon Process Technologyp. 361
Scaling of MOS Technology to Submicrometer Feature Sizesp. 385
App. A: Units and symbolsp. 407
Referencesp. 415
Indexp. 429
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