IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers

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Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I:Regular Papers publication information

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C2
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• Printed Electronics: Effects of Bending and a Self-Compensation Means

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):505 - 515
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A highly-worthy attribute of printed electronics is its possible realization on flexible-substrates that can be molded/bent. Heretofore, investigations into the effects of bending to printed circuit-elements/circuits remain not only largely incomplete, but an electronic/layout-means to mitigate said effects remains unreported/unresolved. We present a comprehensive investigation into the effects of... View full abstract»

• A Regulated Charge Pump for Tunneling Floating-Gate Transistors

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):516 - 527
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Flash memory is an important component in many embedded system-on-a-chip applications, which drives the need to generate high write/erase voltages in generic CMOS processes. In this paper, we present a regulated, high-voltage charge pump for erasing Flash memory and floating-gate transistors. This 0.069-mm2 charge pump was fabricated in a 0.35 μm standard CMOS process. While oper... View full abstract»

• Regulated Charge Pump With New Clocking Scheme for Smoothing the Charging Current in Low Voltage CMOS Process

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):528 - 536
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A regulated cross-couple charge pump with new charging current smoothing technique is proposed and verified in a 0.18-μm 1.8-V/3.3-V CMOS process. The transient behaviors of 3-stage cross-couple charge pump and the expressions for the charging current are described in detail. The experiment results show that the charging current ripples are reduced by a factor of three through using the pro... View full abstract»

• A Self-Powered and Optimal SSHI Circuit Integrated With an Active Rectifier for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):537 - 549
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper presents a piezoelectric energy harvesting circuit, which integrates a Synchronized Switch Harvesting on Inductor (SSHI) circuit and an active rectifier. The major design challenge of the SSHI method is flipping the capacitor voltage at optimal times. The proposed SSHI circuit inserts an active diode on each resonant loop, which ensures flipping of the capacitor voltage at optimal times... View full abstract»

• A Wide Dynamic Range CMOS Laser Radar Receiver With a Time-Domain Walk Error Compensation Scheme

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):550 - 561
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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This integrated receiver channel designed for a pulsed time-of-flight (TOF) laser rangefinder consists of a fully differential transimpedance amplifier channel and a timing discriminator. The amplitude-dependent timing walk error is compensated by measuring the width and rise time of the received pulse echo and using this information for calibration. The measured bandwidth, transimpedance and mini... View full abstract»

• A 0.3 V 10-bit SAR ADC With First 2-bit Guess in 90-nm CMOS

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):562 - 572
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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This paper presents the design and implementation of a 10-bit ultra-low voltage energy-efficient successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The proposed first 2-bit guess (F2G) scheme reduces the DAC switching energy by 90% and improves the DNL and INL by √(3/2) in theory compared with the conventional approach. By employing majority-vote comparison at the co... View full abstract»

• All-Digital High Resolution D/A Conversion by Dyadic Digital Pulse Modulation

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):573 - 584
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In this paper, the limitations of digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion by Digital Pulse Width Modulation (DPWM) are addressed and the novel Dyadic Digital Pulse Modulation (DDPM) technique for all-digital, low cost, high resolution, Nyquist-rate D/A conversion is proposed. Thanks to the spectral characteristics of the new modulation, in particular, the requirements of the filter needed to extract th... View full abstract»

• Passive Realization of Fractional-Order Impedances by a Fractional Element and RLC Components: Conditions and Procedure

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):585 - 595
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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In this paper, conditions for checking the realizability of fractional-order impedance functions by passive networks composed of a fractional element (either a fractional capacitor or a fractional inductor) and some RLC components are derived. To this end, at first the newly obtained conditions for realizability of fractional-order impedance functions by a passive network composed of a fractional ... View full abstract»

• A Ferroelectric Nonvolatile Processor with 46 $\mu$ s System-Level Wake-up Time and 14 $\mu$ s Sleep Time for Energy Harvesting Applications

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):596 - 607
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Nonvolatile processor (NVP) attracts more and more attentions for its immunity to power loss in energy harvesting scenarios. The overall performance of an NVP is determined by its sleep and wake-up speeds, which refer to how fast the NVP can turn itself off and on when a sudden power failure occurs. To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first work to improve the system-level sleep/wake-u... View full abstract»

• Dual-Mode All-Digital Baseband Receiver With a Feed-Forward and Shared-Memory Architecture for Dual-Standard Over 60 GHz NLOS Channel

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):608 - 618
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In this paper, an 8X-parallelism all-digital baseband receiver is proposed to support SC and OFDM modes for both IEEE 802.15.3c and IEEE 802.11ad standards. The all-digital baseband receiver contains a 4-in-1 synchronization (SYNC), a 512-point radix-23 IFFT/FFT, a phase noise cancellation (PNC), a shared memory (MEM) bank and a frequency-domain equalizer (FDE) with an optimized golay-c... View full abstract»

• Event-Triggering Containment Control for a Class of Multi-Agent Networks With Fixed and Switching Topologies

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):619 - 629
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This paper investigates the event-triggering containment control of multi-agent networks with fixed and switching topologies, where there exist interactions between the leaders. Two cases are studied, respectively: One is that the leaders are opinionated. Then each leader will converge to its initial goal and the followers converge to the convex hull formed by the leaders. The other is that the le... View full abstract»

• Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of Constant On Time Variable Frequency One-Cycle Control for Switched-Capacitor Converters

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):630 - 641
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A constant on time variable frequency one-cycle control technique (CVFOCC) for switched-capacitor (SC) converters is presented in this paper. It is designed to accomplish the continuous variable conversion ratio and fast dynamical response to reject the external disturbance. A proper regulation can be obtained by controlling the related “off time” of a transistor with the constant &#... View full abstract»

• A 4-Element 60-GHz CMOS Phased-Array Receiver With Beamforming Calibration

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):642 - 652
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A 4-element 60-GHz phased-array receiver RF front-end (RFE) employing LO-path phase-shifting configuration is presented. A wide bandwidth from 57 to 66 GHz is achieved by using multiple design techniques, including wide-band input matching network using on-chip baluns, peak-frequency staggering in the LNAs, and resonant-frequency tuning of the LC load in the first down-conversion stages. Furthermo... View full abstract»

• A 60-GHz 4-Gb/s Fully Integrated NRZ-to-QPSK Fiber-Wireless Modulator

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):653 - 663
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A fully integrated optical-to-wireless modulator for low-cost fiber-optical backhaul links is presented in this paper. In the receiver, a CMOS photodetector with a bandwidth of 0.5 GHz is integrated to perform optical-to-electrical conversion. A gain-boosted inverter based transimpedance amplifier achieves a high gain-bandwidth product without using inductive peaking. The two-stage equalizer compe... View full abstract»

• A 28-Gb/s Receiver With Self-contained Adaptive Equalization and Sampling Point Control Using Stochastic Sigma-Tracking Eye-Opening Monitor

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):664 - 674
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper describes a 28-Gb/s receiver IC with self-contained adaptive equalization and sampling point control using an on-chip stochastic sigma-tracking eye-opening monitor (SSEOM). The proposed SSEOM accurately detects the bit-error-rate (BER)-related eye contour efficiently without the use of an external microcontroller. The SSEOM determines the BER-optimal sampling point and equalizer coeffic... View full abstract»

• Reconfigurable Inductorless Wideband CMOS LNA for Wireless Communications

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):675 - 685
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Future hyper-connected devices must support several communication standards, across various frequency bands, with a low-area, single-chip, radio frequency frontend. In this paper, we present a reconfigurable, inductorless, wide-band, low-noise amplifier (LNA) for multistandard applications. This LNA is based on a complementary current-reuse common source amplifier, combined with a low-current acti... View full abstract»

• An Efficient Method of Power Spectral Density Estimation for On-Chip IR-UWB Transmitter Self-Calibration

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):686 - 695
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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In ultra-wideband impulse radio communications, process, voltage, and temperature variations may impact the operation of emitters by modifying the emitted power spectral density. In order to compensate the impact of such variations and to respect the spectral emission masks, self-calibration systems able to estimate the output power spectral density have to be integrated in ultra-wideband impulse ... View full abstract»

• An All-Digital, Single-Bit RF Transmitter for Massive MIMO

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):696 - 704
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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This paper presents an all-digital transmitter solution particularly suited for Massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) systems for mobile communications. Massive MIMO is a key candidate to address the challenges of future mobile communication standards, especially to provide higher capacity in dense urban scenarios. While the required communication theory is elaborated to a great extend... View full abstract»

• An Efficient Polarity Detection Technique for Thermoelectric Harvester in L-based Converters

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):705 - 716
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This paper presents a new method for detecting and reversing the polarity of a low-voltage thermoelectric generator (TEG) in inductor-based converters. The proposed technique makes use of the inductor response to a voltage change due to the flip in the TEG polarity. The inductor voltage provides two distinguishable states which correspond to the normal and the reversed TEG polarity. A switch matri... View full abstract»

• Predicting Subharmonic Oscillation of Voltage-Mode Switching Converters Using a Circuit-Oriented Geometrical Approach

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):717 - 730
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A circuit-oriented geometrical approach in predicting subharmonic oscillation (SHO) of voltage-mode switching converters is presented. It is based on a straightforward graphical analysis of the operation of the converter without using advanced mathematical techniques. It is shown that the slope of the output of the compensator at the trip point is an important factor in determining the onset of SH... View full abstract»

• High-Efficiency Broadband Rectifier With Wide Ranges of Input Power and Output Load Based on Branch-Line Coupler

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):731 - 739
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In this work, a novel rectifier based on a branch-line coupler is proposed to operate within wide ranges of input power, operating frequency and output load. In the proposed topology, two output ports of the coupler are connected with two identical sub-rectifiers and the isolation port is directly connected to the ground. The input impedance of the two sub-rectifiers varies with different input po... View full abstract»

• Generalized Average Method for Time-Invariant Modeling of Inverters

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):740 - 751
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Models of inverters and other converters based on averaging have been widely used in numerous simulation applications. Generalized averaging can be applied to model both average and switching behavior of converters while retaining the faster run times associated with average-value models. Herein, generalized average models for single- and three-phase pulse width modulation inverters are proposed. ... View full abstract»

• IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I:Regular Papers information for authors

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 752
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