Kerns, Douglas A. (1993) Experiments in very large-scale analog computation. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-08292007-100152
The easy and inexpensive availability of microelectronic prototype fabrication allows us to perform many kinds of experiments in the construction of electronic computational machinery. There has been a recent resurgence in analog computation in various guises: electronic implementations of neural networks, other kinds of neuromorphic circuits, and electronic simulations of various physical systems.
This text documents a set of experiments in analog computation in silicon, and includes a short discussion of the relative advantages of analog vs digital computation. The most generally useful result of the work is the development of a set of techniques that allow analog circuits to automatically trim themselves, turning marginal components into devices of good precision.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Electrical Engineering|
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|Defense Date:||30 September 1992|
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|Deposited On:||30 Aug 2007|
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