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1st Edition

Mixed-Signal Circuits

ISBN 9781482260625
Published October 23, 2015 by CRC Press
420 Pages - 119 Color & 182 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Ultra-Low-Voltage Analog Filters for Biomedical Systems
Costas Psychalinos, Farooq A. Khanday, and Georgia Tsirimokou

Offset Reduction Techniques in Flash A/D Converters
Lampros Mountrichas and Stylianos Siskos

Protecting Mixed-Signal Technologies against Electrostatic Discharges: Challenges and Protection Strategies from Component to System
Marise Bafleur, Fabrice Caignet, Nicolas Nolhier, Jean-Phillppe Laine, and Patrice Besse

Variability and Reliability Issues in Mixed-Signal Circuits
Georgios Panagopoulos

Mixed-Signal Circuit Testing Using Wavelet Signatures
Michael G. Dimopoulos, Alexios Spyronasios, and Alkis Hatzopoulos

Topological Investigations and Phase Noise Analyses in CMOS LC Oscillator Circuits
Ilias Chlis, Domenico Pepe, and Domenico Zito

Design of an Energy-Efficient ZigBee Transceiver
Antonio Ginés, Rafaella Fiorelli, Alberto Villegas, Ricardo Doldán, Manuel Barragán, Diego Vázquez, Adoración Rueda, and Eduardo Peralías

Simulation Techniques for Large-Scale Circuits
Nestor Evmorfopoulos, Sotiris Bantas, and George Stamoulis

Mixed-Signal IC Design Addressed to Substrate Noise Immunity in Bulk Silicon; toward 3D Circuits
Olivier Valorge, Fengyuan Sun, Jean-Etienne Lorival, Francis Calmon, and Christian Gontrand

FIR Filtering Techniques for Clock and Frequency Generation
Ni Xu, Woogeun Rhee, and Zhihua Wang

Design-for-Test Methods for Mixed-Signal Systems
Mani Soma

Built-In Testing and Tuning of Mixed-Signal/RF Systems: Exploiting the Alternative Testing Paradigm
Abhijit Chatterjee and Jacob Abraham

Spectrally Pure Clock versus Flexible Clock: Which One Is More Efficient in Driving Future Electronic System?
Liming Xiu

Machine Learning-Based BIST in Analog/RF ICs
Dzmitry Maliuk, Haralampos-G. Stratigopoulos, and Yiorgos Makris

Closed-Loop Spatial Audio Coding
Ikhwana Elfitri

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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.


"... one of the most modern books in the context of mixed-signal applications. This book addresses the state of the art in integrated circuit design, covering a wide range of topics, from wireless communications, simulation speed up, and testing techniques to substrate crosstalk, reliability, variability, low-power design. and high-speed interfaces. The book is written by top international experts coming from both the industry and the academia. Really hot topics are addressed, making this book a must for anyone involved in mixed-mode, analog, and RF integrated circuit design and signal processing applications."
—Dimitrios Soudris, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece