Other important Ph.D. theses
Dr. Chawla, pdf .
First demonstration of VMM power efficiency,
proving C. Mead's hypothesis of x1000 improvement
between custom analog and custom digital approaches.
Dr. Farquhar, 2005 .
Developed the channel transistor model concept,
as well as the first dendritic and synaptic models,
incorporating them into an early reconfigurable architecture.
Dr. Gordon, 2009
Dr. Graham, pdf .
Fundamental work on Bandpass filters and filterbank elements.
Dr. Graham has continued this impressive work as a Professor at WVW.
Dr. Srinivasan, pdf .
Discussion of FG devices for improving analog circuit functions.
Op-amp programmed with 100uV offset.
Programmable FG current reference with low Temp sensitivity.
Amazing programmable "bump" circuits, enabling GMM type implementations.
Ultrapower efficient capacitive based sensor front-end for microphone sensing.
Dr. Odame, pdf .
Dynamical systems in configurable silicon platform.
And for those wanting to go into the archive of very old Ph.D. dissertations,
- Dr. Hasler, 1997 .
Starting point for what we understand as Floating-Gate (FG) circuits today.
Introduction of Single-Transistor Learning Synapses (STLS),
predating other crossbar type structures that are popular today.
First principles analytic modeling (with data) of hot-electron injection.
Introduction of the Autozeroing FG Amplifier (AFGA),
as well as adaptive FG circuits.