CMOS programmable analog memory-cell array using floating-gate circuits

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Harrison, Reid R.
Other Author Bragg, Julian A.; Hasler, Paul; Minch, Bradley A.; DeWeerth, Stephen P.
Title CMOS programmable analog memory-cell array using floating-gate circuits
Date 2001-01
Description The complexity of analog VLSI systems is often limited by the number of pins on a chip rather than by the die area. Currently, many analog parameters and biases are stored off-chip. Moving parameter storage on-chip could save pins and allow us to create complex programmable analog systems. In this paper, we present a design for an on-chip nonvolatile analog memory cell that can be configured in addressable arrays and programmed easily. We use floating-gate MOS transistors to store charge, and we use the processes of tunneling and hot-electron injection to program values. We have fabricated two versions of this design: one with an nFET injection mechanism and one with a pFET injection mechanism. With these designs, we achieve greater than 13-bit output precision with a 39-dB power-supply rejection ratio and no crosstalk between memory cells.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal Title IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing
Volume 48
Issue 1
First Page 4
Last Page 11
DOI 10.1109/82.913181
citatation_issn 10577130
Subject Computer chips; VLSI; Computer memory; Potentiometers; CMOS circuits; Floating gate circuit
Subject LCSH Integrated circuits; Computer storage devices; Metal oxide semiconductors
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Harrison, R. R., Bragg, J. A., Hasler, P., Minch, B. A., & DeWeerth, S. P. (2001). CMOS programmable analog memory-cell array using floating-gate circuits. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 48(1), 4-11. January.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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