Carlos Dualibe

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A complete digitally-programmable analogue Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) is presented. The design of some new functional blocks and the improvement of others aim towards speed optimisation with a reasonable accuracy, as it is needed in several analogue Signal Processing applications. A nine-rules, two-inputs and one-output prototype was fabricated and(More)
A fully configurable bias current reference is described. The output of the current reference is a gate voltage which produces a desired current. For each daisy-chained bias, 32 bits of configuration are divided into 22 bits of bias current, 6 bits of active-mirror buffer current, and 4 bits of other configuration. Configuration of each bias allows(More)
A novel architecture for loser-take-all functions is proposed. Inputs and outputs of the circuit are currents, which make the circuit appropriated for low-voltage neural hardware computation. In contrast to most existing realisations the circuit does not require subtraction from a fixed reference what decreases accuracy and input dynamic. Moreover, in(More)
A novel architecture for winner-take-all (WTA) and looser-take-all (LTA) circuits is proposed. As compared with other realisations, the LTA does not require input subtraction from a reference, which decreases accuracy and input dynamics. The architectures have been designed using the g m /I D methodology. As it will be shown, this method allows a rapid new(More)
A digitally-programmable analogue Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) is presented. Input and output signals are processed in the analog domain whereas the parameters of the controller are stored in a built-in digital memory. Some new functional blocks have been designed whereas others were improved towards the optimisation of the power consumption, the speed and(More)
— a new CMOS voltage reference, which takes advantage of the temperature dependence of NMOS and PMOS threshold voltages, is presented. Due to the circuit architecture the mobility factor is completely cancelled. It does not use resistors and all transistors works in strong inversion. The circuit is simple, opamp-less and can be implemented in a standard(More)
A straightforward technique for automatic adaptation of channels equalizers after digital data transmission is presented. Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI) at the received signal is identified by scanning the input stream over time at the data clock frequency. The resulting 2D-figure is compared against an ideal opened Eye Pattern encoded into a two-input(More)