Adaptation of Current Signals with Floating-Gate Circuits
In this paper we present a new, adaptive spatial-derivative circuit for CMOS image sensors. The circuit removes its offset as a natural part of its operation using a combination of electron tunneling and hot-electron injection to add or remove charge on a floating-gate of an auto-zeroing amplifier. We designed, fabricated and successfully tested a chip with the circuit. Test results show that the circuit reduces the offsets by more than an order of magnitude.
Additional Information© 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Received December 24, 1999; Accepted January 16, 2001. This work was supported by a Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS) Grant (BES-9720353) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by the NSF supported Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering at Caltech.
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