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A νMOS soft-maximum current mirror

Minch, Bradley A. and Diorio, Chris and Hasler, Paul and Mead, Carver (1995) A νMOS soft-maximum current mirror. In: 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. ISCAS '95. Vol.3. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2249-2252. ISBN 0-7803-2570-2. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150113-151535084

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a novel circuit consisting of N+1 MOS transistors and a single floating gate which computes a soft maximum of N current inputs and reflects the result in the output transistor. An intuitive description of the operation of the circuit is given. Data from a working two-input version of the circuit is presented and discussed. The circuit features a high output voltage swing and an interesting feedback mechanism which causes its output impedance to be comparable to that of a normal MOS transistor despite the fact that the output device is a floating-gate transistor.


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Additional Information:© 1995 IEEE. This material is based upon work supported in part under a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Office of Naval Research, ARPA, and the Beckman Foundation.
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DOI:10.1109/ISCAS.1995.523876
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Official Citation:Minch, B.A.; Diorio, C.; Hasler, P.; Mead, C., "A νMOS soft-maximum current mirror," Circuits and Systems, 1995. ISCAS '95., 1995 IEEE International Symposium on , vol.3, no., pp.2249,2252 vol.3, 30 Apr-3 May 1995 doi: 10.1109/ISCAS.1995.523876 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=523876&isnumber=11414
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