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Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date winter 2014

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  • [Front Cover]

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  • [Table of Contents]

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  • Society Listing

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  • [Contributors]

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  • Welcome to the Winter 2014 Issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine! [Editor's Note]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 4
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  • Living in an Uncertain World [Associate Editor's View]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 6
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  • Bob Meyer: A Life in Circuits [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 7
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  • A Life in Electronics

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 8 - 17
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    I began my career in electronics in Australia in 1960 when I enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Department of Melbourne University. The fifties had been a time of spectacular progress in technology, with the development of nuclear energy, space exploration, and of course electronic systems of many varieties. I had enjoyed physics and math in high school and guessed that the burgeoning field of electronics would be a good career choice for me. View full abstract»

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  • Bob Meyer's Research on Circuits

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 18 - 22
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    The article presents the work of Bob Meyer in circuit research. Bob Meyer is a post-1960's academics who maintained vigorous ties with industry, through regular consulting work over his entire career. View full abstract»

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  • Bob Meyer's Impact in Industry

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 23 - 29
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    As an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley I took EECS141 on Analog IC design. It was taught by Prof. Bob Meyer from well scripted course notes of very high quality with few or no mistakes and rich and insightful detail. This encouraged me to do my Master's thesis with Bob, which was followed by many years of working closely with him at commercializing numerous products at Signetics/Philips Semiconductors and later at Maxim Integrated. Bob's deep contributions to analog design have enabled products in the analog, RF, video, fiber, automotive and industrial markets. Along the way he has invented optimal circuit architectures- which required solving a broad range of problems in circuit design, device and package modeling, ESD design, accurate GHz measurements, and automatic test. View full abstract»

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  • Inductors and Transformers: Enabling the Gigahertz Silicon IC Revolution

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 30 - 32
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    Today we are all accustomed to miniature wireless devices embedded in our mobile phones, laptops, printers, thermostats, and even watches and glasses! This wireless revolution has its roots in technology scaling, in particular smaller and faster transistors allowing higher speed operation, into the gigahertz regime where antennas are small and plenty of bandwidth exists for high speed communication. Along the way we can identify many key ideas, process technology advancements, and other innovations that took us from brick sized mobile phones to today's sleek devices. One key idea along the way was the realization that on-chip inductors and transformers were an enabling technology to make this happen. In their seminal paper in 1990 [1], Prof. Meyer and his graduate student Nhat Nguyen were the first to have this key insight, and they demonstrated that inductors on the silicon substrate were viable for the realization of LC tanks and filters, low phase noise VCOs, and other key building blocks operating in the gigahertz frequency range (See Fig. 1) [2][3]. View full abstract»

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  • Cory Hall 1969

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 33 - 36
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    Only after I had mentioned the SEEC notes to Bob Meyer, I saw a glimmer of interest rising in his eyes. I had finished some courses in the Fall Trimester of 1969 in Cory Hall at UC Berkeley, where I had arrived with a BAEF fellowship from Belgium. I had to put in a lot of time as these homeworks somehow always turned out to be just a bit more difficult than I thought. My fellowship only lasted one year. I had come to UC Berkeley to do a PhD. So it was time to find a supervisor and financial support. This is why I was touring around in the EE department to find out whom I could possibly work with and what topics were available. Of course I had seen Don Pederson already. I had taken his class 141 and had designed a simple operational amplifier, with great success. Also I had laid out an opamp, on such small area that I was really happy about it. Unfortunately Don was talking about oscillators, which I interpreted to be insulators. My English understanding was not yet that good at that time! I realize now that I simply misunderstood. Anyway I didn't want to work on insulators, because that was technology and I wanted to be in circuits. Moreover my academic advisor Bill Oldham had already talked to me about insulators. It was thus already clear in my mind that insulators were not going to be my subject. Dave Hodges and Paul Gray hadn't arrived yet at Berkeley. My options were thus limited. View full abstract»

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  • The Book [Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 37 - 38
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  • EUROPRACTICE: 20 Years of Design Support for European Universities

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 39 - 44
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    The EUROPRACTICE design tool and integrated circuit (IC) fabrication services has enabled over 650 European universities and research institutes to enjoy access to advanced microelectronics-based design tools and prototyping services over a period of more than 20 years. EUROPRACTICE services have been used by virtually all of the major universities and research institutes in Europe engaged in microelectronics-based design to underpin their training and research activities. View full abstract»

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  • SSCS-Central Texas Chapter Chair Dr. Zhuo Li Receives of 2013 CEDA Early Career Award [People]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 45 - 46
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  • Rakesh Kumar Visits Abu Dhabi: SSCS President Encourages Formation of SSCS Chapter in United Arab Emirates [People]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 47 - 48
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  • SSCS DL Jake Baker Is a Volunteer at Undergrad MIDAS Festival in Dublin [People]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 48 - 69
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  • Through the Looking Glass Continued (III): Update to Trends in Solid-State Circuits and Systems from ISSCC 2014 [ISSCC Trends]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 49 - 53
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    A two-part article, ?Through the Looking Glass II? was published last year (in the Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 issues of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine) to discuss the trends in solid-state circuits and systems based on papers selected by the program subcommittees of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2013. This article highlights additions to those trends based on technical papers that are selected to be presented at ISSCC 2014. View full abstract»

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  • 2014 IEEE International Technology Management Conference to Convene in Chicago on June 12-15 [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 54
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  • SSCS-ASSCC 2013 Student Travel Grant Award (STGA) Program Supports Four: A Good Time Was Had by All [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 54 - 55
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  • SSCS Chapters in Argentina and Brazil Host DL Tour: Baker, Loke, and Stojanovic Speak [Chapters]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 56 - 57
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  • First IEEE SSCS Region 8 Chapter Meeting Collated with ESSCIRC in Bucharest in September [Chapters]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 57 - 58
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  • Inauguration of Indonesia IEEE SSCS Chapter and First ICE-ID Coincide in Bali [Chapters]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 58 - 59
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  • IEEE SSCS-Montreal Partners with the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMiQ) for Innovation Day 2013 [Chapters]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 59 - 61
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  • City-Wide Ph.D. Student Forum on Microelectronics Brings Six Schools Together in Beijing [Chapters]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 61 - 62
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Aims & Scope

Each issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine is envisioned as a self-contained resource for fundamental theories and practical advances within the field of integrated circuits

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Editor-in-Chief
R. Jacob (Jake) Baker
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