1st Edition

Mixed-Signal Circuits

Edited By Thomas Noulis Copyright 2015
    438 Pages
    by CRC Press

    438 Pages 119 Color & 182 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    438 Pages 119 Color & 182 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Mixed-Signal Circuits offers a thoroughly modern treatment of integrated circuit design in the context of mixed-signal applications. Featuring chapters authored by leading experts from industry and academia, this book:

    • Discusses signal integrity and large-scale simulation, verification, and testing

    • Demonstrates advanced design techniques that enable digital circuits and sensitive analog circuits to coexist without any compromise

    • Describes the process technology needed to address the performance challenges associated with developing complex mixed-signal circuits

    • Deals with modeling topics, such as reliability, variability, and crosstalk, that define pre-silicon design methodology and trends, and are the focus of companies involved in wireless applications

    • Develops methods to move analog into the digital domain quickly, minimizing and eliminating common trade-offs between performance, power consumption, simulation time, verification, size, and cost

    • Details approaches for very low-power performances, high-speed interfaces, phase-locked loops (PLLs), voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), and biomedical filters

    • Delineates the respective parts of a full system-on-chip (SoC), from the digital parts to the baseband blocks, radio frequency (RF) circuitries, electrostatic-discharge (ESD) structures, and built-in self-test (BIST) architectures

    Mixed-Signal Circuits explores exciting opportunities in wireless communications and beyond. The book is a must for anyone involved in mixed-signal circuit design for future technologies.

    Ultra-Low-Voltage Analog Filters for Biomedical Systems. Offset Reduction Techniques in Flash A/D Converters. Protecting Mixed-Signal Technologies against Electrostatic Discharges: Challenges and Protection Strategies from Component to System. Variability and Reliability Issues in Mixed-Signal Circuits. Mixed-Signal Circuit Testing Using Wavelet Signatures. Topological Investigations and Phase Noise Analyses in CMOS LC Oscillator Circuits. Design of an Energy-Efficient ZigBee Transceiver. Simulation Techniques for Large-Scale Circuits. Mixed-Signal IC Design Addressed to Substrate Noise Immunity in Bulk Silicon; toward 3D Circuits. FIR Filtering Techniques for Clock and Frequency Generation. Design-for-Test Methods for Mixed-Signal Systems. Built-In Testing and Tuning of Mixed-Signal/RF Systems: Exploiting the Alternative Testing Paradigm. Spectrally Pure Clock versus Flexible Clock: Which One Is More Efficient in Driving Future Electronic System? Machine Learning-Based BIST in Analog/RF ICs. Closed-Loop Spatial Audio Coding.


    Thomas Noulis is staff RFMS engineer at Intel Corp., in the Mobile & Communications Group in Munich, Germany. Before joining Intel, he was with HELIC, Inc., initially as analog/RF IC designer and then as R&D engineer. He earned his B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with LAAS, Toulouse, France. From 2004 to 2009, he participated as principal researcher in multiple European and national research projects. Between 2004 and 2010, he also collaborated with numerous universities and technical institutes as visiting-adjunct professor. Dr. Noulis has more than 30 publications in journals, conferences, and book chapters. He holds one French and one world patent. His work has received more than 50 citations. He is an active reviewer of international journals and has given multiple invited presentations. In addition, his research activity has been awarded by various conferences and research organizations.