Weakly nonlinear behavior of basic analog building blocks
In this chapter we study the nonlinear distortion in some basic analog building blocks both in MOS and bipolar. Distortion in analog circuits that consist of analog building blocks, has been studied already for some particular classes of circuits, such as time-continuous filters [Groen 94, Tsiv 93a, Tsiv 94]. A treatment of these circuits would require a thorough study of those classes of circuits, which is beyond the scope of this book. Instead, we will analyze some small circuits in order to provide the reader some feeling about nonlinear distortion in general. This experience can be helpful in the analysis or design of more complicated circuits such as filters.
KeywordsCollector Current Nonlinearity Coefficient Harmonic Distortion Base Resistance Differential Pair
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.