1st Edition

Advanced Tutorial on Analog Circuit Design

    This book is a summary of analog circuit design related lectures from IEEE Advanced CMOS Technology School (ACTS) 2019. The topics cover continuous-time delta-sigma data converter, switched-capacitor power converter, ADC and power management IC. The slides are selected from the handouts, while the text was edited according to the lecturers talk.

    ACTS is a joint activity supported by the IEEE Circuit and System Society (CASS) and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS). The goal of the school is to provide society members as well researchers and engineers from industry the opportunity to learn about new emerging areas from leading experts in the field. ACTS is an example of high-level continuous education for junior engineers, teachers in academe, and students. ACTS was the results of a successful collaboration between societies, the local chapter leaders, and industry leaders.

    1. Design Techniques for High Performance Continuous-time Delta-Sigma Data Converters

    Shanthi Pavan, IIT

    2. Switched-Capacitor Power Converters

    Winghung Ki, HKUST

    3. Advance ADC Design Techniques

    Nan Sun, UT Austin

    4. Power Management IC Design

    Yan Lu, Univ of Macau


    Milin Zhang is an associate professor in the department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. She received her BSc and MSc degrees in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and her PhD degree in the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong. After finishing her doctoral studies, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). She joined Tsinghua University in 2016. Her research interests include designing various non-traditional imaging sensors and biomedical sensing applications. She serves and has served as the TPC member of ISSCC, CICC, A-SSCC and BioCAS. She is the Chapter chair of the SSCS Beijing chapter. She received the Best Paper Award of the BioCAS Track of the 2014 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), the Best Paper Award (1st place) of the 2015 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), the best student paper award (2nd place) of ISCAS 2017.

    Zhihua Wang received his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering in 1983, 1985 and 1990, respectively, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he has served as full professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Microelectronics since 1997 and 2000, respectively. He was a visiting scholar at CMU (1992–1993) and KU Leuven (1993–1994), and was a visiting professor at HKUST (2014.9–2015.3). His current research mainly focuses on CMOS RFIC and biomedical applications, involving RFID, PLL, low-power wireless transceivers, and smart clinic equipment combined with leading edge RFIC and digital image processing techniques. He has co-authored 11 books/chapters, over 160 (439) papers in international journals (conferences), and holds 121 Chinese and 7 US patents. Professor Wang has served as the chairman of IEEE SSCS Beijing Chapter (1999–2009), an AdCom Member of the IEEE SSCS (2016–2019), a technology program committee member of the IEEE ISSCC (2005–2011), a steering committee member of the IEEE A-SSCC (2005–), the technical program chair for A-SSCC 2013, a Guest Editor for IEEE JSSC Special Issues (2006.12, 2009.12 and 2014.11), an associate editor of IEEE Trans on CAS-I, II and IEEE Trans on BioCAS, and other administrative/expert committee positions in China’s national science and technology projects.

    Jan Van der Spiegel is a Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He is former Department Chair of Electrical Engineering, and Associate Dean of Education and Professional Programs of the School of Engineering. He was a Senior Visiting Professor at the Institute of Microelectronics and the Department of Electronics Engineering at Tsinghua University (September 2017 to February 2018). Dr. Van der Spiegel received his Master's degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium. His primary research interests are in mixed-mode VLSI design, CMOS vision sensors for polarization imaging, bio-inspired image sensors and brain–machine interfaces. He is the author of over 250 journal and conference papers and holds 8 patents. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid-State Circuit Society, an Associate Editor of the Transaction of BioCAS, a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Proceedings and Section Editor of the Journal of Engineering of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is currently the Conference Chair of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

    Franco Maloberti received a Laurea Degree in Physics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Parma, Parma Italy, in 1968, and the Doctor Honoris Causa degree in Electronics from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Inaoe), Puebla, Mexico in 1996. He was a Visiting Professor at ETH-PEL, Zurich in 1993 and at EPFL-LEG, Lausanne in 2004. He was Professor of Microelectronics and Head of the Micro Integrated Systems Group University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy and the TI/J.Kilby Analog Engineering Chair Professor at the Texas A&M University. He was also the Distinguished Microelectronic Chair Professor at University of Texas at Dallas. Currently he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Pavia, Italy and Honorary Professor, University of Macau, China SAR. His professional expertise is in the design, analysis and characterization of integrated circuits and analogue digital applications, mainly in the areas of switched capacitor circuits, data converters, interfaces for telecommunication and sensor systems, and CAD for analogue and mixed A-D design. He has written more than 550 published papers, seven books and holds 33 patents. He is the Chairman of The Academic Committee of the Microelectronics Key Lab, Macau, China. He is the President of the IEEE CAS Society, is a member of the Editorial Board of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, and Life Fellow of IEEE.