Multi-level decision feedback equalization (MDFE) is an effective technique to remove inter-symbol interference (ISI) from disk readback signals, which uses the simple architecture of decision feedback equalization. Parallelism which doubles the symbol rate can be realized by setting the first tap of the feedback filter to zero.
A mixed-signal implementation...
A fast-settling CMOS operational amplifier using the
folded-cascode topology has been designed. The design is
based on a theory developed by Yang et al for the optimum
settling time of two-pole systems for switched-capacitor
applications. The theory states that the two poles are
separated by a given factor in order...
The dataflow model of computation differs from the traditional control-flow
model of computation in that it does not utilize a program counter to sequence
instructions in a program. Instead, the execution of instructions is based solely on the
availability of their operands. Thus, an instruction is executed in a dataflow...
High-accuracy and high-speed CMOS track-and-hold (T/H) or sample-and-hold (S/H) circuits are an important part of the analog-to-digital interface. The switched-capacitor (SC) circuits usually contain one or more op-amps whose dc offset, finite gain, finite bandwidth have a big impact on the accuracy of the track-and-hold circuit. Basic correlated double sampling...
Multi-level decision feedback equalization (MDFE) is an effective sampled signal processing technique to remove inter-symbol interference (ISI) from disk read-back signals. Parallelism which doubles the symbol rate can be realized by utilizing the characteristic of channel response and decision feedback equalization algorithm.
A mixed-signal IC implementation has been chosen for...
Relational database systems have successfully solved many
business data processing problems. The primary reason of this
success is that the relational data model provides a simple, yet
flexible view of data as tables. In studying VLSI/CAD data, we noticed
that they are often represented in formats similar to relational
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....
A new approach to oversampled delta-sigma A/D converters ( AZ modulators ) is introduced, where a differential pseudo-Npath filter stage is used as a basic cell. In this band-pass application, the z to -zN transformation is employed to realize a
RAM-type pseudo-2-path lossless integrator. The bandpass second-order and 4th-order delta-sigma...