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A Circuit with Logarithmic Transfer Response over 9 Decades

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The short-circuit collector current of many silicon transistors is proportional to the exponential of the emitter-base voltage over 9 decades of collector current ( 10^{-11} a to 10^{-2} a ). Such a transistor may be connected as a three-terminal feedback network in an operational amplifier to obtain accurate logarithmic transfer response over a dynamic range of 9 decades.

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Circuit Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 3 )