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Eric A. Vittoz

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Biography

A renowned expert in low-power CMOS circuit design, Dr. Eric A. Vittoz also is recognized for his groundbreaking work with miniature electronic devices. His contributions at Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH) in Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland in the early 1960s advanced the development of the first electronic wristwatch. His work has fueled innovations including low-voltage CMOS logic; circuits based on MOS transistors operated in weak inversion, as bipolars and as pseudoresistors; and biology-inspired processing. With colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and CEH, he developed a MOS model for low-current and low-voltage circuit design known as the EKV model. His work has been applied to a wide range of battery-operated instruments. Dr. Vittoz is Research Fellow at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology in Neuch√Ętel and a professor at EPFL. An IEEE Fellow, he has published more than 130 papers and holds 26 patents.

Further Reading

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