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Sam Palermo Analog & Mixed-Signal Center Texas A&M University ECEN325: Electronics Fall 2011 Lecture 1: Introduction
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Analog Circuit Sequence 2 326
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Why is Analog Important? Naturally occurring signals are analog Analog circuits are required to amplify and condition the signal for further processing Performance of analog circuits often determine whether the chip works or not Examples Sensors and actuators (imagers, MEMS) RF transceivers Microprocessor circuits (PLL, high-speed I/O, thermal sensor) 3 [Silva]
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Integrated Circuits 4 4-core Microprocessor (45nm CMOS) Mostly Digital Noteable analog blocks PLL, I/O circuits, thermal sensor Cellular Transceiver (0.13 µ m CMOS) Considerable analog & digital Instrumentation Amplifier (0.5 µ m CMOS) Mostly Analog Some Digital Control Logic [Bohr ISSCC 2009] [Sowlati ISSCC 2009] [Pertijs ISSCC 2009]
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The Power of CMOS Scaling Scaling transistor dimensions allows for improved performance, reduced power, and reduced cost/transistor Assuming you can afford to build the fab 32nm CMOS fab ~3-4 BILLION dollars 5 [Bohr ISSCC 2009]
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This note was uploaded on 01/01/2012 for the course ECEN 325 taught by Professor Silva during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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