State-of-the-art analogue integrated circuit design is receiving a tremendous boost from the development and application of current-mode approaches, which are rapidly superseding traditional voltage-mode techniques. This activity is linked to important advances in integrated circuit technologies, such as the 'true' complementary bipolar process; CMOS VLSI technology, which allows realisation of high-performance mixed analogue and digital circuits; and gallium arsenide processing, which has matured to a point where it can be used effectively in high-speed analogue circuit and system design. In this book, all three technologies are represented, with key building blocks, circuit designs and applications. Many very important, but recent, techniques are presented, including switched-current techniques for high-precision filtering and A/D and D/A conversion, current-based amplifying techniques, and neural networks. Translinear principles, current mirrors, and the current conveyor are also covered. This book draws together contributions from the world's most eminent analogue IC designers to provide, for the first time, a comprehensive text devoted to this important and exciting new area of analogue electronics.
- Chapter 2: Current-mode Circuits From A Translinear Viewpoint: A Tutorial
- Chapter 3: Current Conveyor Theory And Practice
- Chapter 4: Universal Current-Mode Analogue Amplifiers
- Chapter 5: High Frequency CMOS Transconductors
- Chapter 6: Bipolar Current Mirrors
- Chapter 7: Dynamic Current Mirrors
- Chapter 8: Gallium Arsenide Analogue Integrated Circuit Design Techniques
- Chapter 9: Continuous-Time Filters
- Chapter 10: Continuous-time and Switched Capacitor Monolithic Filters Based on LCR Filter Simulation using Current and Charge Variables
- Chapter 11: Switched-Current Filters
- Chapter 12: Analog Interface Circuits For VLSI
- Chapter 13: Current Mode A/D and D/A Converters
- Chapter 14: Applications of current-copier circuits
- Chapter 15: Integrated Current Conveyor
- Chapter 16: Applying 'Current Feedback' to Voltage Amplifiers
- Chapter 17: Neural Network Building Blocks for Analog MOS VLSI
- Chapter 18: Future of Analogue Integrated Circuit Design
F.J. Lidgey Oxford Polytechnic, UK.
D.G. Haigh University College London, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UK.