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Circuits and Devices Magazine, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date July 1998

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  • IEEE Elected Fellows

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 41 - 51
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  • Dealing with the heat. Selecting a good thermal interface for reliable chip performance

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 38 - 40
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    The need for keeping the package at acceptable temperatures has become a critical issue in recent years. To aid in the cooling of their modules, many electronics manufacturers have implemented the use of heat sinks. Thermal interfaces placed between the package and the heat sink to aid in heat dissipation have become increasingly more important and the demands on these interfaces have increased significantly. During the selection of interface materials many factors must be considered. Compliance, conformability, modulus, ease of installation, and cut-through resistance are all important View full abstract»

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  • Digitally programmable dB-linear CMOS AGC for mixed-signal applications

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 8 - 11
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    Central to the design of a high-performance, high-dynamic mixed-signal interface circuitry is the design of a linear (in the db scale) automatic gain control (AGC) loop. Achieving this db-linear characteristic requires an exponential function and is therefore, not straightforward to implement with CMOS devices in strong inversion. The article in this column discusses a simple CMOS circuit design solution to this problem, The design is also digitally controlled, which should help in designing simple mixed-signal interfaces with low power consumption and less chip area View full abstract»

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  • MOSFET modeling for circuit simulation

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 26 - 31
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    An overview of MOSFET modeling for circuit simulation is presented. After discussing some of the implications of analog and low-power applications, the history of the MOS models commonly used in SPICE-like circuit simulators is presented, followed by a discussion of the evolution of strategies for modeling the geometry dependence of MOSFET characteristics. The growth of complexity and requirements for future MOS models are also considered View full abstract»

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  • Grasping SOI floating-body effects

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 32 - 37
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    It is important to understand what the floating-body effects are and how they affect device and circuit behavior. In this regard, this article qualitatively explains the device physics underlying DC and transient floating-body effects, clearly implying their influence on circuits, and thereby giving good insight into PD/SOI CMOS design issues. The article also notes special but practical device and circuit designs for controlling floating-body effects, showing through simulation how PD/SOI offers a significant performance advantage over bulk silicon in low-voltage applications, thereby conveying an assurance that reliable SOI CMOS design is feasible View full abstract»

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  • In the flow with MEMS

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 12 - 25
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    Presents an overview of MEMS technology where we look at the different micromachining techniques and the CMOS fabrication process. Next we provide general information about flow sensors, including common applications. We will then analyze the structures used for MEMS flow sensors along with their associated CMOS circuits which can integrate the flow sensor into a smart flow-sensor system View full abstract»

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  • How to make networking an art...not an accident

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 52 - 53
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    Networking is more than a business buzzword. It's your vital connection to potential clients, new opportunities, business resources, and career support. Cultivating a circle of contacts makes your job a whole lot easier as well as a lot more fun and profitable. You need to know how to make contacts. Otherwise, your creativity, your career, and your professional growth will stagnate. So find out what's going on and who's doing what in your field. The social skills described in the following article may be the most neglected factors in your career View full abstract»

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