Accession Number:

ADA341725

Title:

Adaptable Locally Interconnected Architectures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 95-1 Apr 98

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-24

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Photodetection circuits form the first stage of the artificial image acquisition process. The image acquisition circuits discussed in this final report pertain to circuits fabricated in a standard CMOS process. Such circuits offer advantages such as random access to a pixel, faster readout, integration of processing circuitry on the same die, low voltage and low power dissipation, and lower cost over the conventional Charge Coupled Device CCD process. We describe a new locally adaptive multimode photodetector circuit. The advantages of the circuit are local adaptation, wide dynamic range excellent sensitivity, and large output voltage swing. The circuit was fabricated in the 2 CMOS process through MOSIS. Simulation and experimental results of the circuit are given. The research contract generated 12 papers and supported 7 graduate students.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE