This article is a primer into the basics of RISC-V. The open architecture philosophy is exposed, along with a technical description of the modular ISA, and some commercial RISC-V microprocessor implementations.
June 12, 2022 by Eduardo Corpeño
This article will explore AXI interconnects, the digital logic that allows multiple AXI masters and AXI slaves to communicate.
November 28, 2019 by Stephen St. Michael
Learn a method of attaining convergence when simulating very high Q crystal oscillators using Cadence’s Virtuoso Periodic Steady State (PSS) analysis.
October 30, 2019 by Kevin Aylward
The design of a modern IC is a truly monumental undertaking, and IC design tools make the job possible.
August 05, 2019 by Gary Elinoff
Miller capacitance is commonly used in a method for operational amplifier frequency compensation.
June 12, 2019 by Dr. Sergio Franco
In this article, we'll discuss how shunt capacitance can be used to achieve frequency compensation in op-amps and we'll also see why this is not the preferred technique.
June 11, 2019 by Dr. Sergio Franco
The current mirror is an important analog building block that finds application in such diverse areas as DC biasing and current-mode signal processing.
April 03, 2019 by Dr. Sergio Franco
In this article, we’ll look at the equation for differential gain and use LTspice to find the value of the channel-length-modulation parameter referred to as lambda (λ).
July 07, 2016 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll discuss MOSFET small-signal output resistance as we make our way toward predicting the gain of the actively loaded differential pair.
July 05, 2016 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll discuss two benefits of using an active load: improved biasing conditions and differential-to-single-ended conversion.
June 21, 2016 by Robert Keim
Learn about a fairly simple yet highly beneficial modification to the drain-resistor-based version of the MOSFET differential pair.
June 14, 2016 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll examine the most straightforward version of this foundational integrated-circuit amplifier topology.
June 09, 2016 by Robert Keim
Learn about a straightforward version of a circuit that is essential in the design of analog integrated circuits.
June 06, 2016 by Robert Keim
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