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Development of High Performance CMOS Amplifiers Using Short Channel Thin Film Silicon on Insulator Devices

Kalucha, Sameer
Fully differential topologies offer good performance in signal processing due to the cancellation ofcommon mode signals such as clock feedthrough and power supply noises etc. This work specifically aimed at developing fully differential high performance amplifiers to be used in high frequency, high resolution Analog to Digital Converters. Combining a novel circuit design approach with the extension of previously reported circuit design techniques has resulted in high performance amplifiers with unprecented figures of merit Simplification of existing circuit analysis techniques has been another accomplishment of this work. Major perfoffilaIlce gain has come from technology advancement but it must be properly exploited with appropriate circuit design methods as documented in this thesis.