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Extrinsic Analog Synthesis using Piecewise Linear Current-Mode Circuits

Bhat, MS and Rekha, S and Jamadagni, HS (2006) Extrinsic Analog Synthesis using Piecewise Linear Current-Mode Circuits. In: 19th International Conference on VLSI Design, 2006. Held jointly with 5th International Conference on Embedded Systems and Design., 3-7 Jan. 2006 .

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A methodology is presented for the synthesis of analog circuits using piecewise linear (PWL) approximations. The function to be synthesized is divided into PWL segments such that each segment can be realized using elementary MOS current-mode programmable-gain circuits. A number of these elementary current-mode circuits when connected in parallel, it is possible to realize piecewise linear approximation of any arbitrary analog function with in the allowed approximation error bounds. Simulation results show a close agreement between the desired function and the synthesized output. The number of PWL segments used for approximation and hence the circuit area is determined by the required accuracy and the smoothness of the resulting function.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 05:59
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 05:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41957

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