A. Paul Brokaw
A. Paul Brokaw has created many of the foundational integrated circuit topologies employed over the last four decades in successful semiconductor devices and helped establish an entire philosophy of analog circuit design. Brokaw improved on temperature-compensated bandgap circuits with what would become known as the “Brokaw Bandgap Reference,” now the dominant reference/bias source for analog and mixed-signal circuits. This work was also integral to the analog transition from bipolar to CMOS technologies. His contributions to analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters pushed the level of precision available in integrated converters with innovations that improved the matching accuracy of scaled reference currents over a wide dynamic range and temperature range, leading to best-selling products from Analog Devices, Inc.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Brokaw retired as an Analog Devices Fellow with Analog Devices, Inc., currently residing in Tucson, AZ, USA.