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Noise in Integrated Circuits: — Mechanisms and Models

  • Zhong Yuan Chang
  • Willy M. C. Sansen
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 117)

Abstract

Noise in integrated circuits is one of the most important factors that determines the performance of low level integrated signal processing systems such as transducer, detector readout systems, AM/FM radio receivers, fiber optical receivers, etc. It represents a lower limit to the size of the electrical signal that can be handled by an integrated circuit without significant deterioration in signal quality. For example, the sensitivity of radio or fiber optical receivers are determined by the noise characteristics of front end circuits. Also, the resolutions of photo spectroscopy systems stand in direct relation with the noise of input charge sensitive amplifiers. Since the noise performance of any integrated systems is determined by the noise characteristic of the basic integrated components comprising the systems, such as MOS and BJT transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc, it is important to know the noise behaviour of each basic component in order to optimize the noise performance of the circuits.

Keywords

Noise Source Shot Noise Current Noise Noise Performance Transimpedance Amplifier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong Yuan Chang
    • 1
  • Willy M. C. Sansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University LeuvenBelgium

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