Phillip E. Allen

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The demand for low-voltage, low drop-out (LDO) regulators is increasing because of the growing demand for portable electronics, i.e., cellular phones, pagers, laptops, etc. LDO’s are used coherently with dc-dc converters as well as standalone parts. In power supply systems, they are typically cascaded onto switching regulators to suppress noise and provide(More)
This paper addresses the difficulty of designing 1-V capable analog circuits in standard digital complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Design techniques for facilitating 1-V operation are discussed and 1-V analog building block circuits are presented. Most of these circuits use the bulk-driving technique to circumvent the metal–(More)
We were able to isolate high-affinity RNAs from a random pool that binds to integrase protein from the human immunodeficiency virus-type 1 using the procedure now known as SELEX. Generally, the RNAs fell into three different classes in binding buffer containing 250 mM NaCl: group I class of molecules binds integrase with a dissociation constant (Kd) on the(More)
A low voltage, micro-power, curvature-corrected bandgap reference is presented that is capable of working down to input voltages of 1.1 V in a relatively inexpensive process, MOSIS 2 μm technology. This is a vanilla N-well CMOS process technology with an added P-base layer. Second order curvature correction for this reference is accomplished by a versatile(More)
The T4 protein, RegA, is a translational repressor that blocks ribosome binding to multiple T4 messages by interacting with the mRNAs near their respective AUG start codons. Other than the AUG, there are no obvious similarities between the affected mRNAs. High affinity RNA ligands to RegA were isolated using SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by(More)
High affinity RNA ligands to human nerve growth factor (NGF) were selected from pools of random RNA using SELEX [Tuerk, C. and Gold, L. (1990) Science, 249, 505-510]. Nerve growth factor, which is a protein required for the development of neurons, is not known to bind nucleic acids as part of its natural function. We describe two of the selected RNA(More)