Electrothermal Frequency References in Standard CMOS, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461464730
  • ISBN-13: 9781461464730
  • DDC: 621.39732
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 214 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book describes an alternative method of realizing accurate on-chip frequency references  in standard CMOS processes. This method exploits the thermal-diffusivity of silicon, i.e. the rate at which heat diffuses through a silicon substrate.  This is the first book describing the design of such electrothermal frequency references. It includes the necessary theory, supported by practical realizations that achieve inaccuracies as low as 0.1% and thus demonstrate the feasibility of this approach.  The book also includes several circuit and system-level solutions to the precision circuit design challenges encountered during the design of such frequency references.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Silicon-Based Frequency References.
3: Frequency References Based on the Thermal Properties of Silicon.
4: A Digitally-Assisted Electrothermal Frequency-Locked Loop in Standard CMOS.
5: An Electrothermal Frequency Reference in Standard 0.7 μm CMOS.
6: A Scaled Electrothermal Frequency Reference in Standard 0.16 μm CMOS.
7: Conclusions and Outlook.
Time-Domain Modelling of an Electrothermal DAFLL.
About the Authors.