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A Methodology and Laboratory Setup for Digital to Analog Converter Testing


This paper will discuss a methodology for testing Digital to Analog (DAC) converters. An efficient
Lab Setup with a high level of reuse will be described. Also discussed will be implementation details of
various tests.  read more »

Grounded Gate ESD Protection - Modeling and Characterization


The purpose of this paper is to review the Grounded Gate Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection scheme, model the two NMOS device breakdowns, evaluate use of the models for design and finally to explore some of issues involved with the use of Grounded Gate NMOS devices as protection devices in modern deep submicron processes. Grounded Gate protection structures are very commonly used to protect integrated circuits during ESD events because of their relative ease of implementation and compactness.  read more »

“Pong” the Game


A simple synthesizable VHDL Pong game. Uses PS/2 keyboard and has VGA output. Implemented on an Altera Flex FPGA board. Please see the paper attached below.

The Simpsons

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The Simpsons is the greatest television show of all time.  read more »

White paper on LCD technologies


A White paper on LCD technologies, please see attached below.

A 6-bit Fully Segmented Current Mode DAC in RIT 2μm Process


This paper describes a high relatively high performance DAC designed in the RIT 2um process. The DAC is a traditional fully segmented architecture. It has 6 bits of resolution and operates at up to 20MHz at an operating voltage of 5V. Please find the paper attached below.

A 2.4GHz Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)


This paper describes a LNA designed in the IBM 0.25um RF CMOS process. The LNA has a single tuned frequency of 2.4GHz. The LNA is a simple class A amplifier. Please find the full paper attached below.

Rail to Rail Folded Cascode Opamp Employing Class AB Output Stage


This paper will describe a high performance opamp architecture suitable for driving moderate off chip capacitances. This opamp is suitable for driving LCD panels. Because the circuit can be used to drive LCDs, this amplifier has to be as low power as possible to enable efficient use of the battery in a portable application. Please find the paper attached below

Stereo Sleep Timer


I wanted to be able to fall asleep listening to my stereo playing the radio, but I did not have a sleep timer fuction on my receiver, so I built this device to add sleep timer functionality to the stereo. The timer can be configured to run in two ranges: 99..1 seconds or 99..1 minutes.  read more »

Digital Thermometer with Memory


This digital thermometer remembers the 12-hours high and low temperatures. This design uses a PIC microcontroller with a built in A/D converter. All the parts are tolerant to temperatures from -40 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can keep the device outside.  read more »