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Computación y Sistemas

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MUNIZ-MONTERO, Carlos et al. Analog Processing based on Quasi-Infinite Resistors. Comp. y Sist. [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.609-623. ISSN 1405-5546.

This work proposes a technique for design of CMOS analog integrated circuits such as offset compensated amplifiers, low-frequency filters, programmable current mirrors and membership function generators, based on high-value (quasi-infinite) resistors. The proposed technique incorporates transistors operating in weak-inversion mode in order to reduce the area requirements and minimize the DC-offset. In addition, improvement on both, noise performance and linearity, are achieved along with an enhanced speed-accuracy-power tradeoff. Those features make easier the processing of low-frequency signals and allow the design of systems with multi-decade tunability of gain and frequency. The presented circuits are attractive for implementation of high-accuracy processors for signal conditioning as well as architectures usually reserved to digital approaches, for instance neural networks, adaptive filters, and neuro-fuzzy systems, to mention a few. Characterization through computer simulations, statistical analysis and experimental measurements of prototypes in a double-poly, three metal layers, 0.5pm CMOS technology are reported. The attained results follow the course anticipated in the design of the circuits.

Keywords : CMOS; amplifiers; filters; fuzzy logic; quasiinfinite resistors.

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