This thesis describes design techniques for high-performance switched-capacitor
(SC) circuits, primarily for high-linearity low-noise SC circuits in the presence of
component imperfections, such as nonlinear op-amp voltage transfer characteristics,
capacitor nonlinearities as well as the finite op-amp dc gain and op-amp offset and noise.
Various correlated-double-sampling (CDS) schemes are discussed,...
Marine cyanobacteria have been shown to produce a variety of biologically active
and stucturally diverse secondary metabolites. These compounds are of interest to natural
products researchers mainly because of their potential application as biomedicinals,
biochemical probes, and agrichemicals.
The metabolic pathways utilized by the cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula to
Increasing densities on magnetic data storage devices leads to problems of
severe intersymbol interference (ISI), additive noise and non-linearities. Advanced
detection strategies for magnetic recording channels fall into two categories: partial
response equalization with maximum likelihood decoding and decision feedback
equalization. This study focuses on doing an adaptive all-pass forward...