1st Edition

Low Power Circuits for Emerging Applications in Communications, Computing, and Sensing

ISBN 9781138580015
Published December 18, 2018 by CRC Press
154 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book addresses the need to investigate new approaches to lower energy requirement in multiple application areas and serves as a guide into emerging circuit technologies. It explores revolutionary device concepts, sensors, and associated circuits and architectures that will greatly extend the practical engineering limits of energy-efficient computation. The book responds to the need to develop disruptive new system architecutres, circuit microarchitectures, and attendant device and interconnect technology aimed at achieving the highest level of computational energy efficiency for general purpose computing systems.


  • Discusses unique technologies and material only available in specialized journal and conferences
  • Covers emerging applications areas, such as ultra low power communications, emerging bio-electronics, and operation in extreme environments
  • Explores broad circuit operation, ex. analog, RF, memory, and digital circuits
  • Contains practical applications in the engineering field, as well as graduate studies
  • Written by international experts from both academia and industry

Table of Contents

1. Clock Generation and Distribution for Low-Power Digital Systems

Martin Cochet, Gu´enol´e Lallement, Fady Abouzeid, and Philippe Roche

2. Design of Low Standby Power Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators

Yan Lu and Rui P. Martins

3. On-Chip Regulators for Low-Voltage and Portable Systems-on-Chip

Emre Salman

4. Low-Power Biosensor Design Techniques Based on Information Theoretic Principles

Nicole McFarlane

5. A Cost-Effective TAF-DPS Syntonization Scheme of Improving Clock Frequency Accuracy and Long-Term Frequency Stability for Universal Applications

Liming Xiu, Pao-Lung Chen, and Yong Han

6. Exploiting Time: The Intersection Point of Multidisciplines and the Next Challenge and Opportunity in the Making of Electronics

Liming Xiu

7. Aging Evaluation and Mitigation Techniques Targeting FPGA Devices

Ioannis Stratakos, Konstantinos Maragos, George Lentaris, Dimitrios Soudris, and Kostas Siozios

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Fei Yuan received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China in 1985, the M.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada in 1999. Between 1985-1989, he was a Lecturer in Department of Electrical Engineering, Changzhou Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, China. In 1989, he was a Visiting Professor at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada, and Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sarnia, ON, Canada. He was with Paton Controls Limited, Sarnia, ON, Canada as a Controls Engineer during 1989-1994. Since 1999, he has been with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, where he is a Professor. Dr. Yuan served as the Chair of the Department during 2010-2015, and he currently serves as the Director of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University. Dr. Yuan is the Editor and a lead co-author of CMOS Time-Mode Circuits: Principles and Applications (CRC, 2015), the author of CMOS Circuits for Passive Wireless Microsystems (Springer, 2010), CMOS Active Inductors and Transformers: Principle, Implementation, and Applications (Springer, 2008), CMOS Current-Mode Circuits for Data Communications (Springer, 2007), and the lead co-author of Computer Methods for Analysis of Mixed-Mode Switching Circuits (Kluwer, 2004). In addition, he is the author/co-authors of 10 book chapters and over 220 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Yuan was awarded a Dean's Teaching Award (2016), a Ryerson Research Chair Award (2005), a Dean's Research Award (2004), Early Tenure (2003) from Ryerson University, a Doctoral Graduate Scholarship from Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (1997), a Teaching Excellence Award from Changzhou Institute of Technology (1988), and a Science and Technology Innovation Award from Changzhou municipal government (1988). Dr. Yuan is currently on the Editorial Board of 9 international journals, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.