Theses and Dissertations

Author

Jacob Killens

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Blalock, Benjamin J.

Committee Member

Reese, Robert B.

Committee Member

Saddow, Stephen E.

Date of Degree

1-1-2001

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

This thesis examines a floating gate device (FGD) structure available under standard (digital) CMOS manufacturing processes and puts forth two applications for these devices. The first application is the creation of a tunable current mirror. Inclusion of the FGD structure allows the legs of the mirror to be electronically tweaked to compensate for mismatch. Experimental data is presented on this device structure?s performance. The second application explores using the FGD structure as a tunable resistor. Operation of the FGD in this manner creates the possibility of an electrically tunable beta-multiplier current reference. This tunability allows theoretical adjustment of both the generated reference current as well as a selectable temperature performance. Experimental data of obtained resistor values is presented with simulation results of the entire circuit.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18317

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