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Bistable Circuit Behaviour as a 2 level (stable/metastable) potential energy system

  title={Bistable Circuit Behaviour as a 2 level (stable/metastable) potential energy system},
  author={Bosco H. Leung and Y. Ng and Safieddin Ali Safavi-Naeini},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
A novel model of analyzing Schmitt trigger as 2 level (metastable/stable) energy system is presented. The energy of the 2 level system is identified. In an MOS implementation, this arises from the electrostatic potential energy of the electrons on the gate to source capacitance of the cross coupled MOS transistors. The electrostatic energy, upon co-ordinate transformation, (incorporating the nonlinear MOS device behaviour and cross coupling), yields an expression for the 2 level system energy… 

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