A Fully Programmable Log-Domain Bandpass Filter Using Multiple-Input Translinear Elements, 2012 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
A Fully Programmable Log-Domain Bandpass Filter Using Multiple-Input Translinear Elements, Ravi Chawla, Haw-Jing Lo, Arindam Basu, Paul Hasler, Bradley Minch
In this paper a second order log-domain bandpass filter using multiple input translinear elements (MITEs) operating at a 3V supply. We enhance the capabilities of the filter by utilizing programmable MITE structures as well as programmable current sources, which are covered in this paper. The synthesized bandpass filter is implemented and fabricated using these programmable translinear devices (MITEs). Experimental results are shown from circuit fabricated on a 0.5μm nwell CMOS process available through MOSIS.
Highly Linear, Wide-Dynamic-Range Multiple-Input Translinear Element Networks, 2012 Cornell University
Highly Linear, Wide-Dynamic-Range Multiple-Input Translinear Element Networks, Kofi Odame, Eric Mcdonald, Bradley Minch
In this paper, we propose a modification to the class of circuits known as multiple input translinear element (MITE) networks. Our proposed modification leads to a MITE network that is free from certain nonidealities encountered in previous implementations. Further, the new MITE network described here readily accommodates the use of bipolar junction transistors in the input and output stages, thus implying a significantly wider dynamic range than we can achieve using subthreshold MOSFETs.
Analog Vlsi Implementation Of Support Vector Machine Learning And Classiﬁcation, 2012 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
Analog Vlsi Implementation Of Support Vector Machine Learning And Classiﬁcation, Sheng-Yu Peng, Bradley Minch, Paul Hasler
We propose an analog VLSI approach to implementing the projection neural networks adapted for the supportvector machine with radial-basis kernel functions, which are realized by a proposed floating-gate bump circuit with the adjustable width. Other proposed circuits include simple current mirrors and log-domain Alters. Neither resistors nor amplifiers are employed. Therefore it is suitable for large-scale neural network implementations. We show the measurement results of the bump circuit and verify the resulting analog signal processing system on the transistor level by using a SPICE simulator. The same approach can also be applied to the support vectorregression. With these analog signal …
A Long-Channel Model For The Asymmetric Double-Gate Mosfet Valid In All Regions Of Operation, 2012 Cornell University
A Long-Channel Model For The Asymmetric Double-Gate Mosfet Valid In All Regions Of Operation, Abhishek Kammula, Bradley Minch
We present a physically based, continuous analytical model for long-channel double-gate MOSFETs. The model is particularly well suited for implementation in circuit simulators due to the simple expressions for the current andthe continuous nature of the derivatives of the current which improves convergence behavior.
Hysteretic Threshold Logic And Quasi-Delay Insensitive Asynchronous Design, 2012 Cornell University
Hysteretic Threshold Logic And Quasi-Delay Insensitive Asynchronous Design, Mark Neidengard, Bradley Minch
We introduce the class of hysteretic linear-threshold (HLT) logic functions as a novel extension of linear threshold logic, and prove their general applicability for constructing state-holding Boolean functions. We then demonstrate a fusion of HLT logic with the quasi-delay insensitive style of asynchronous circuit design, complete with logical design examples. Future research directions are also identified.
Synthesis Of Mite Log-Domain Filters With Unique Operating Points, 2012 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
Synthesis Of Mite Log-Domain Filters With Unique Operating Points, Shyam Subramanian, David Anderson, Paul Hasler, Bradley Minch
Practical log-domain filter circuits might have multiple operating points in regions in which the translinear element does not obey the exponential law. In this paper, a method is proposed to implement any filter by a log-domain circuit that necessarily has a unique operating point. Any state-space description of the filter is shown to have an equivalent description that can be implemented by such a circuit. This methodology is applied to the synthesis of multiple-input translinear element (MITE) filters. As an example, shifted-companion-form (SCF) filters are synthesized. Further, it is proved that the resulting filters have a unique operating point.
A Physical Compact Model Of Dg Mosfet For Mixed-Signal Circuit Applications - Part I: Model Description, Gen Pei, Weiping Ni, Abhishek Kammula, Bradley Minch, Edwin Kan
To use double-gate (DG) MOSFET for mixed-signal circuit applications, especially for circuits in which the two gates are independently driven, such as in the case of dynamic-threshold and fixed-potential-plane operations, physical compact models that are valid for all modes of operations are necessary for accurate design and analysis. Employing physically rigorous current-voltage (I-V) relationship in subthreshold and above-threshold regions as asymptotic cases, we have constructed a model that joins the two operating regions by using carrier-screening functions. We have included consistently source/drain series resistance, low drain-field mobility, and small-geometry effects of drain-induced barrier lowering (DIBL), MOS interface mobility, velocity saturation …
Silicon Synaptic Adaptation Mechanisms For Homeostasis And Contrast Gain Control, 2012 University of Zurich
Silicon Synaptic Adaptation Mechanisms For Homeostasis And Contrast Gain Control, Shih-Chii Liu, Bradley Minch
We explore homeostasis in a silicon integrate-and-fire neuron. The neuron adapts its firing rate over time periods on the order of seconds or minutes so that it returns to its spontaneous firing rate after a sustained perturbation. Homeostasis is implemented via two schemes. One scheme looks at the presynaptic activity and adapts the synaptic weight depending on the presynaptic spiking rate. The second scheme adapts the synaptic"threshold" depending on the neuron's activity. The threshold is lowered if the neuron's activity decreases over a long time and is increased for prolonged increase in postsynaptic activity. The presynaptic adaptation mechanism models the …
Low Voltage And Performance Tunable Cmos Circuit Design Using Independently Driven Double Gate Mosfets, Arvind Kumar, Bradley Minch, Sandip Tiwari
Independently driven double-gate MOSFETs (DGFETs) facilitate design of analog circuits under digital logic constraints and provide in-circuit parameter adaptability through threshold voltage control. Threshold voltagetuning is achieved by biasing one of the two gates where as strong coupling of surface potentials at the two interfaces provides a low resistance feedback path. The geometry also allows a back-floating gate NVRAM structure with superior scalability and floating gate related analog applications without any read disturbance. This paper gives examples across breadth of circuits where this tunability is exploited.
A Programmable Floating-Gate Bump Circuit With Variable Width, 2012 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
A Programmable Floating-Gate Bump Circuit With Variable Width, Sheng-Yu Peng, Bradley Minch, Paul Hasler
We propose a new programmable bump circuit using floating-gate transistors with a simple topology. The center and the width of this bump circuit are orthogonally tunable and programmable. The input signal range is rail to rail and the power consumption does not change dramatically while varying the width. Therefore, this circuit is suitable for low power applications. We use a vector-quantizer as an example to illustrate how this circuit fits into a large scale network.
Switch Yard Operation In Thermal Power Plant(Katpp Jhalawar Rajasthan), 2012 Rajasthan Technical University Kota
Switch Yard Operation In Thermal Power Plant(Katpp Jhalawar Rajasthan), Radhey Shyam Meena Er.
Radhey Shyam Meena
Switchyard Provides the facilities for switching ,protection & Control of electric power. To handle high Voltage power with proper Safety measures. To isolate the noises coming from the grid with true 50Hz power SWITCH YARD IS IMPORTANT PART IN THERMAL PLANT. IN KALISINDH THERMAL 400KV AND 220KV SWITCH YARD LOCATED.
Adaptive Energy Management Scheme In Real-Time Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems, 2012 University of Connecticut
Adaptive Energy Management Scheme In Real-Time Energy Harvesting Embedded Systems, Shruti Khare
The main purpose of this thesis was to develop an online adaptive energy management scheme for energy harvesting embedded systems. Two energy prediction schemes were used, namely Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) and Adaptive Forward Prediction (AFP), to schedule all the tasks with least deadline miss rate. The AFP scheme has a mean relative error of 6-10% which is much lower than exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) algorithm with an error of 30%. The large difference in the error percentage between the two prediction algorithms is due to the adaptive nature of AFP as it tracks small changes in input …
Proceeding Of International Conference On Electrical And Electronics Engineering, Iceee, 2012 Chairman, I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar Intersceince Campus, At/Po.: Kantabada, Via-Janla, Dist-Khurda Bhubaneswar, Pin:752054. Orissa, INDIA.
Proceeding Of International Conference On Electrical And Electronics Engineering, Iceee, Prof. (Dr.) Srikanta Patnaik
Conference Proceedings - Full Volumes
Welcome to the official website of the International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE) to be held during 2nd January, 2012, in Tirupati, INDIA. ICEEE aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Electrical and Electronics engineering and Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and related areas.
ICEEE 2012 invites original contributions …
Iphone Breathalyzer: Point Oh Wait!, 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Iphone Breathalyzer: Point Oh Wait!, Gurpal Bhoot
This final year project combines hardware and software components to create an alcohol breathalyzer that is compatible with the iPhone. The final design of the circuit and the iPhone application is original and combines multiple components to create the final product. Most of those components are seen in a simplified version of a breathalyzer, while the added components take care of the interface to the iPhone.
Lyfi, 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Lyfi, Kianoosh Salami, Justin Cotton, Elush Shirazpour
This paper will cover the steps necessary to design, build, and manage networkable smart light switches over WiFi via a mobile application. It contains a microcontroller running a real time operating system, a WiFi module, a Java server with SQLite databasing, and a mobile phone application.
LyFi is designed to turn on/off and dim household lights while only requiring the same installation procedure as a less capable dimmer switch. Once installed and connected to a network, LyFi will self-discover and configure. The server automatically propogates a database of nodes where any mobile device running an application can receive an updated …
Foce Intermodule Communications System, 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Foce Intermodule Communications System, Roland Quiros
Done in conjunction with Chad Kecy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Reasearch Institute (MBARI), this project is an expansion of the Free Ocean Carbon Emission (FOCE) project. This iteration created a communications protocol between the different modules in an expandable array of PIC24-based boards.
Modernizing The Microcontroller Laboratory With Low-Cost And Open-Source Tools, 2012 Bucknell University
Modernizing The Microcontroller Laboratory With Low-Cost And Open-Source Tools, Kenneth J. Hass, Juliana Su
Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations
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Control System For Glucose Detector System, 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Control System For Glucose Detector System, David Smith
In this paper I design and test on a prove of concept level a control/timing circuit for a blood glucose detector built in a previous senior project. The specifications of the design given are to properly power the detector with a low power source. The design is completed on a transistor level basis using Cadence Virtuoso Software. The system is design from the ground up; designing, building, and testing smaller circuits first then combined into increasingly larger circuits till the completed circuit is finished. The design used to based off of the 555 Timer and uses differential pairs, CMOS designed …
Reliable Software Updates For On-Orbit Cubesat Satellites, 2012 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Reliable Software Updates For On-Orbit Cubesat Satellites, Sean Fitzsimmons
CubeSat satellites have redefined the standard solution for conducting missions in space due to their unique form factor and cost. The harsh environment of space necessitates examining features that improve satellite robustness and ultimately extend lifetime, which is typical and vital for mission success. The CubeSat development team at Cal Poly, PolySat, has recently redefined its standard avionics platform to support more complex mission capabilities with this robustness in mind. A significant addition was the integration of the Linux operating system, which provides the flexibility to develop much more elaborate protection mechanisms within software, such as support for remote on-orbit …
Linear Power-Efficient Rf Amplifier With Partial Positive Feedback, 2012 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Linear Power-Efficient Rf Amplifier With Partial Positive Feedback, Matthew E. King
Over the last decade, the number of mobile wireless devices on the market has increased substantially. New “multi-carrier” modulation schemes, such as OFDM, WCDMA, and WiMAX, have been developed to accommodate the increasing number of wireless subscribers and the demand for faster data rates within the limited commercial frequency spectrum. These complex modulation schemes create signals with high peak-to-average power ratios (PAPR), exhibiting rapid changes in the signal magnitude. To accommodate these high-PAPR signals, RF power amplifiers in mobile devices must operate under backed-off gain conditions, resulting in poor power efficiency. Various efficiency-enhancement solutions have been realized for backed-off devices …