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Integrated Circuit Techniques

  • Gerhard Albert
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Abstract

Circuit technology is the basic level of the design hierarchy, but is the most important for the design process. Alone can the selection of the correct realization technology be responsible for the economic success of the circuit. The degree of complexity which originates through numerous parasitic elements is too high, even with the simplest circuits, in order to be able to find closed solutions for the design process. Through the description of active and nonlinear transistors by very primitive models, a ‘closed’ approximation can be calculated in simple circuits. The principal features of the circuits can be extracted by an analysis of the given accuracy of the model as well as being able to start optimizations. In many cases, however, one must consult even small signal equivalent model examinations for the simplification purposes.

Keywords

Power Dissipation Analog Circuit Bipolar Transistor Current Mirror Output Resistance 
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