High-Speed and High-Precision Current Winner-Take-All Circuit

Alexander Fish, Vadim Milrud, Orly Yadid-Pecht

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A CMOS high-performance current-mode winner-take-all circuit is presented. The circuit employs a novel technique for inhibitory and excitatory feedbacks based on input currents average computation, achieving both high speed and high precision. The circuit is designed for operation with a wide range of input current values, allowing its integration with circuits operating both in subthreshold and in strong inversion regions. Two circuits, each for a different range of input currents, have been implemented in a standard 0.35 -μm CMOS process available through MOSIS and are operated via a 3.3-V supply. Their operation is discussed, simulation results are reported and preliminary measurements from a test chip are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number3
StatePublished - 5 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Analog circuits
  • CMOS analog integrated circuits
  • analog integrated circuits
  • neural networks
  • winner take all (WTA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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