With advancements in CMOS technology, high speed analog circuits that were
traditionally implemented with discrete circuit components can now be made monolithically.
Antialiasing filters for video signals as well as signal conditioning filters in high
speed communication channels are examples of applications where high frequency integrated
circuits are now feasible....
The feasibility of developing test circuits to perform in-circuit testing of analog
circuits is investigated in this thesis. A modular approach to analog testing has been
adopted. Accordingly, the testing of an operational amplifier, which is a basic building
block in analog circuits, is addressed. One convenient technique for measuring...
Standard methodologies exist for testing and characterizing digital circuits but the
same cannot be said of analog circuits. Though much theoretical work has been done to
model the linear and nonlinear aspects of analog circuits, a firm practical background for
the design of testable analog cells has yet to be...
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...
Decision feedback equalization (DFE) is a sampled-data technique used for data recovery in digital communications channels. Multi-level decision feedback equalization (MDFE) has been developed for channels using the 2/3(1,7) RLL code.
The optimum detector for a digital communication channel affected by ISI and noise consists of a matched filter, followed...
Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE) in a data recovery channel filters
the bit decision in the current symbol period in generating the sample at the
comparator in the subsequent clock period. The operations of sampling,
comparing, filtering the decision bits into a feedback signal, and subtraction of
that feedback signal are...
Multi-level decision feedback equalization (MDFE) is a sampled signal processing technique for data recovery from magnetic recording channels which use the 2/3(1,7) run length limited code. The key adaptive feedback loops in MDFE are those which perform the timing recovery, gain recovery, dc offset detection, and adaptive equalization of the...
Present day data processing technology requires very high speed signal processing
and data conversion rates. Traditionally, these circuits have been implemented in silicon
MOS technology, whose high speed performance is limited, due to inherent material properties.
Though relatively immature compared to silicon technology, GaAs integrated circuit
technology appears to be...
Oversampled delta-sigma modulation is one of the widely used A/D conversion
techniques for narrow bandwidth signals. In this study several new lowpass and
bandpass delta-sigma modulator architectures as well as novel pseudo-N-path integrators
that can be used in implementing these architectures are proposed.
By using multiplexing techniques the new lowpass...