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Surveys the state-of-the-art in all-silicon frequency references
Examines the use of the well-defined thermal properties of silicon in generating accurate on-chip frequencies
Demonstrates simplified models that allow electronics engineers to simulate electrothermal elements in circuit simulators
Follows a top-down methodology in circuit design, in which system-level design is promoted by behavioral simulations
This book describes an alternative method of accurate on-chip frequency generation in standard CMOS IC processes. This method exploits the thermal-diffusivity of silicon, the rate at which heat diffuses through a silicon substrate. This is the first book describing thermal-diffusivity-based frequency references, including the complete theoretical methodology supported by practical realizations that prove the feasibility of the method. Coverage also includes several circuit and system-level solutions for the analog electronic circuit design challenges faced.
· Surveys the state-of-the-art in all-silicon frequency references;
· Examines the thermal properties of silicon as a solution for the challenge of on-chip accurate frequency generation;
· Uses simplified modeling approaches that allow an electronics engineer easily to simulate the electrothermal elements;
· Follows a top-down methodology in circuit design, in which system-level design is promoted by behavioral simulations.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Analog Circuits and Signal Processing - Analog-to-digital conversion - Bandgap temperature sensors - Delta-sigma modulators - Digitally assisted analog - Electrothermal Frequency References - On-chip Frequency Generation - Phase-to-digital conversion - Precision analog - Silicon-based Frequency References - Standard CMOS - Temperature compensation - Thermal Diffusivity - Thermal-Diffusivity-Based Frequency References