IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers

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Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: Regular Papers publication information

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C2
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• Outgoing Editorial

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3105 - 3106
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• A Digital-Based Analog Differential Circuit

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3107 - 3116
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A novel, digital-in-concept approach in the design of analog differential circuits, suitable to very low voltage, aggressively scaled, pure digital integrated circuit technologies, is explored in this paper. A differential stage based on the proposed technique is presented and its operation as a voltage comparator and as an operational amplifier in negative feedback configurations is discussed and... View full abstract»

• High-Gain Operational Transconductance Amplifiers in a Printed Complementary Organic TFT Technology on Flexible Foil

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3117 - 3125
Cited by:  Papers (32)
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This paper presents the design and experimental results of advanced analog blocks manufactured in a printed complementary organic TFT technology on flexible foil. Operational transconductance amplifiers exhibiting open-loop gain from 40 to 50 dB and gain-bandwidth product from 55 Hz to 1.5 kHz have been implemented by using different circuit topologies. An extensive amplifier characterization in b... View full abstract»

• A CMOS Injection-Locked Frequency Divider Optimized for Divide-by-Two and Divide-by-Three Operation

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3126 - 3135
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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This paper proposes a simple and effective modification of the conventional divide-by-two injection locked frequency divider (ILFD) with direct-injection aimed at allowing both the divide-by-two and the divide-by-three modes of operation. The proposed circuit does not employ additional inductors as usual in divide-by-three ILFDs, but exploits the combined effect of two independent injection techni... View full abstract»

• A 0.13-$mu$ m CMOS Interface Circuit for a MEMS Resonator-Based Vacuum Measurement System

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3136 - 3144
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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This paper presents the design of the interface circuit for a novel MEMS-based vacuum measurement system topology. The system is designed to target a vacuum range from 10 to 1200 mbar , providing a theoretical pressure resolution of 2 mbar over the temperature range from -10°C to 60°C. The proposed circuit is designed and fabricated in an IBM 0.13- μm CMOS process. Measurement... View full abstract»

• A 2.4 GHz 0.1-Fref-Bandwidth All-Digital Phase-Locked Loop With Delay-Cell-Less TDC

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3145 - 3151
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An all-digital phase locked loop (ADPLL) with a proposed time-to-digital converter (TDC) which has no delay cell is designed by the 0.13- μm CMOS process. The delay-cell-less TDC (DLTDC) that can suppress device noises and PVT mismatches is essential for wider bandwidth operations. Moreover, sub-gate TDC resolution can be achieved with the proposed DLTDC. A ring-VCO based digitally-controll... View full abstract»

• Circuits for a Cubic-Millimeter Energy-Autonomous Wireless Intraocular Pressure Monitor

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3152 - 3162
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Circuit blocks for a 1.5 mm3 microsystem enable continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure. Due to power and form-factor limitations, circuit blocks are designed at nanowatt power levels not completely explored before. The system includes a 75% efficient 90 nW DC-DC converter which is the most efficient reported sub- μW converter in literature. It also includes a novel 4.7 nJ/... View full abstract»

• Detection and Correction Methods for Single Event Effects in Analog to Digital Converters

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3163 - 3172
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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This paper presents detection and correction methods for single event effects in analog to digital converters. Multi-path ADC based detection method is proposed for single event effects and bit error rate. Two correction schemes are proposed for single event effects based on multi-path ADC structure. Two-path ADC based detection scheme with skip and fill algorithm based correction scheme. Three-pa... View full abstract»

• A 38 Gb/s to 43 Gb/s Monolithic Optical Receiver in 65 nm CMOS Technology

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3173 - 3181
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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A scaled 40 Gb/s optical receiver incorporating a transimpedance amplifier (TIA), a limiting amplifier (LA), a clock and data recovery (CDR), and a 1:4 demultiplexer was proposed in 65 nm CMOS technology. The TIA employs a regulated cascode structure to achieve low input resistance and a stable dc operating point, whereas the LA adopts the third-order interleaving active feedback technique to obta... View full abstract»

• A Programmable and Configurable ASIC to Generate Piecewise-Affine Functions Defined Over General Partitions

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3182 - 3194
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper presents a programmable and configurable architecture and its inclusion in an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) to generate Piecewise-Affine (PWA) functions. A Generic PWA form (PWAG) has been selected for integration, because of its suitability to implement any PWA function without resorting to approximation. The design of the ASIC in a 90 nm TSMC technology, its integrati... View full abstract»

• Low-Latency Digit-Serial and Digit-Parallel Systolic Multipliers for Large Binary Extension Fields

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3195 - 3204
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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For cryptographic algorithms, such as elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) and pairing algorithm, the crypto-processors are required to perform large number of additions and multiplications over finite fields of large orders. To have a balanced trade-off between space complexity and time complexity, in this paper, novel digit-serial and digit-parallel systolic structures are presente... View full abstract»

• Physically Unclonable Functions Derived From Cellular Neural Networks

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3205 - 3214
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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We propose the design of Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) exploiting the nonlinear behavior of Cellular Neural Networks (CNNs). Our work derives from some theoretical results achieved within the theory of CNNs, adapted to a simpler case. The theoretical analysis discussed in this work has a general validity, whereas the presented basic hardware solution (i.e., the PUF electronic implementati... View full abstract»

• Further Results on Consensus of Second-Order Multi-Agent Systems With Exogenous Disturbance

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3215 - 3226
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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In this paper, the consensus problem of second-order multi-agent systems with exogenous disturbances is investigated. Firstly, by using the input-to-state stability of the systems, we show that the global exponential stability of the estimate error system will lead to the asymptotical consensus of the second-order multi-agent systems with exogenous disturbances. Secondly, by utilizing the dynamic ... View full abstract»

• Convergent Dynamics of Nonreciprocal Differential Variational Inequalities Modeling Neural Networks

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3227 - 3238
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The paper addresses convergence of solutions for a class of differential inclusions termed differential variational inequalities (DVIs). Each DVI describes the dynamics of a neural network (NN) evolving in a closed hypercube of BBR n and defined by a continuously differentiable, cooperative and (possibly) nonreciprocal vector field f. The main result in the paper is that under a new con... View full abstract»

• Dual-Band N-Way Series Power Divider Using CRLH-TL Metamaterials With Application in Feeding Dual-Band Linear Broadside Array Antenna With Reduced Beam Squinting

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3239 - 3246
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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A general design for a non-radiating dual-band N-way series power divider (SPD) is presented in this paper. The non-linear phase responses of composite right and left handed transmission-line (CRLH-TL) and non-radiating CRLH-TL (NR-CRLH-TL) are used to achieve the desired dual-band performance. Theory and design procedure of this divider are analyzed in detail. For demonstration, a dual-band 3-way... View full abstract»

• A 77-GHz CMOS Automotive Radar Transceiver With Anti-Interference Function

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3247 - 3255
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This paper presents a 77-GHz long-range automotive radar transceiver with the function of reducing mutual interference. The proposed frequency-hopping random chirp FMCW technique reconfigures the chirp sweep frequency and time every cycle to result in noise-like frequency response for mutual interference after the received signal is down-converted and demodulated. Thus, the false alarm rate can be... View full abstract»

• An Antenna Co-Design Dual Band RF Energy Harvester

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3256 - 3266
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RF energy is widely available in urban areas and thus presents a promising ambient energy harvesting source. In this paper, a CMOS harvester circuit is modeled and analyzed in detail at low environmental power levels. Based on the circuit analysis, a design procedure is given for a narrowband energy harvester. The antenna and harvester co-design methodology is discussed to improve RF to DC energy ... View full abstract»

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3267 - 3278
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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A new paradigm for the analysis of super-regenerative (SR) receivers is proposed. Unlike the methodology used in the past where alternately stable and unstable modes of operation are considered, this approach models the system as a stable filter with modulators at the input and output. Consequently, the behavior of SR systems can be viewed using steady state techniques as opposed to time-varying t... View full abstract»

• A 650-pJ/bit MedRadio Transmitter With an FIR-Embedded Phase Modulator for Medical Micro-Power Networks (MMNs)

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3279 - 3288
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper presents a 400-MHz energy-efficient Medical Micro-power Networks transmitter for neural-muscular signal sensing and stimulation applications. The transmitter can fulfill the transmission requirements defined in the MedRadio band, including the recently added 413-MHz to 457-MHz channels. The half-sine shaped offset-QPSK modulation is adopted to meet the transmission mask requirement whil... View full abstract»

• A DLL-Supported, Low Phase Noise Fractional-N PLL With a Wideband VCO and a Highly Linear Frequency Ramp Generator for FMCW Radars

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3289 - 3302
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This paper describes a frequency synthesizer for frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radars, operating in combination with a frequency multiplier, at 77 GHz. The fractional-N phase-locked loop (PLL)-based synthesizer is equipped with a wideband voltage-controlled oscillator, which is realized with CMOS transistors in a current-reuse technique, and a delay-locked loop (DLL). Utilized as a fr... View full abstract»

• Analysis of Communication Network Performance From a Complex Network Perspective

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3303 - 3316
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In this paper we study the performance of communication networks from a network science perspective. Our analysis and simulation results reveal the effects of network structure, resource allocation and routing algorithm on the communication performance. Performance parameters, including packet drop rate, time delay, and critical generation rate, are considered. For efficient data transmission, the... View full abstract»

• Digital Predistortion Using Adaptive Basis Functions

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3317 - 3327
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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This paper is concerned with digital predistortion (DPD) for linearization of radio frequency (RF) high power amplifiers (PAs). We propose an adaptive scheme for selecting basis functions for both direct and indirect learning digital predistortion architectures. The adaptive scheme has the advantage of reducing the complexity and, at the same time, increasing the stability of digital predistortion... View full abstract»

• Low-Frequency Hopf Bifurcation and Its Effects on Stability Margin in Three-Phase PFC Power Supplies Connected to Non-Ideal Power Grid

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):3328 - 3340
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Three-phase power-factor-correction (PFC) power supplies are commonly used to convert ac power from a three-phase grid to a regulated dc voltage with unity input power factor. The output voltage regulation is normally achieved by an outer voltage feedback loop and a sinusoidal pulse-width-modulated (SPWM) inner current loop. However, the non-ideal power grid may drive the converter to enter a low-... View full abstract»

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Andreas Demosthenous
Dept. Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University College London
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