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SSCS YP Event at VLSI 2015 in Kyoto, Japan
SSCS YP Event at VLSI 2015 in Kyoto, Japan
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Chapter Representatives at the 2015 SSCS Chapter Chair Luncheon during ISSCC in February
Chapter Representatives at the 2015 SSCS Chapter Chair Luncheon during ISSCC in February
SSCS DL Program Fall 2014
DL Roster through 2015:Wim Dehaene, Payam Heydari, Eric Klumperink, John Long, Borivoje Nikolic, Ullrich Pfeiffer, Jan Rabaey, Sang-Pan U (Ben), Francesco Svelto, Jan Van der Spiegel.
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Watch Now – “Wideband Continous-time Delta-Sigma Modulators”, Presented by Lucien Breems

fotoThe recording of the webinar broadcasted on September 30, 2015 is now posted. Please CLICK HERE to view the presentation.

Abstract: The application space of delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters has been greatly extended during the last few decades with applications ranging from traditional applications such as audio and hearing aids that require only a few (tens of) kHz bandwidth to a multitude of cellular standards that need up to 40MHz bandwidth. To enable this bandwidth range of four orders of magnitude, new innovative wideband delta-sigma architectures and circuits have been developed that operate at GHz rate sampling frequencies. This tutorial gives an introduction to the system design and implementation of wideband delta-sigma modulators. A review of wideband delta-sigma architectures, loop stability, filter implementations and circuit designs is presented. Some case studies illustrate wideband delta-sigma modulators that have bandwidths in the range from several tens of MHz to beyond 100MHz.


Call for Papers – 2016 Symposium on VLSI Circuits


The 2016 Symposium on VLSI Circuits welcomes the submission of original papers on all aspects of VLSI Circuits. The VLSI Technology Symposium will be held at the same location with two days of overlap. A single registration allows participants to attend both Symposia, and offers excellent opportunities to synergize on topics of joint interest.

Prospective authors must submit two-page papers and abstracts using the Symposia’s website, Accepted papers will be published as submitted with no revisions permitted. Authors must follow detailed instructions provided within the “Authors” section of the website, including the Authors’ Guide and Pre-publication Policy. The technical content beyond the abstract of the accepted paper must not be announced, published, or in any way put in the public domain prior to the Symposium. Partial travel expense support for students who are presenting papers is available upon request. Extended versions of selected papers from the Symposium will be published in a Special Issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.


Call for Mentors – IEEE SSCS Young Professionals Mentoring Events

Emre Ayranci, IEEE SSCS Young Professional Committee Chair invites all SSCS members to volunteer to be mentors for younger SSCS members.

SSCS is aiming to offer younger members guidance and advice at our main conferences. A mentoring program would be very valuable for young member’s careers. The main topics that can be discussed will be entrepreneurship, career advice for industry or academia, publication advice, etc. We welcome mentors to share their experiences and answer any questions mentees may have.

We’ll start with town-hall style with moderated questions and finish with 1-on-1 talk with young members and their mentors. The meeting would last about an hour. Please email if you are interested in being a mentor. The next event will be held at ISSCC in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 2nd. For more information, please CLICK HERE.


Miles A. Copeland wins 2016 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award


The recipient of the 2016 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits is Miles A. Copeland for contributions to the design and application of switched-capacitor and RF signal processing circuits.

Miles A. Copeland’s 31-year career is marked by the strength of his achievements as a university teacher, inventor, researcher, and mentor. His innovative approach to industry-university collaboration supported the rapid development of the telecommunication and microelectronics industries in Canada. He co-authored, with Northern Telecom (Nortel), a ground-breaking paper on the use of switched capacitors as resistor equivalents, which demonstrated that filter RC time constants on-chip could depend on the ratio of capacitor sizes. This results in much better integration, repeatability, and accuracy when implementing analog filters on chip than is possible with ordinary resistors. The “filter codec” developed subsequently at Nortel used switched capacitor filtering. With this innovation the company became an early leader in the shift to fully electronic switching networks. Other research work done by Miles's graduate students included much cited studies of the matching of on-chip capacitors and transistors, and how to design on-chip transformers and inductors in CMOS/BiCMOS technologies. This supported the design of fully integrated on-chip radios at Ghz frequencies. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Copeland is a Professor Emeritus with Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


ISSCC 2016 Silicon Systems for the Internet of Everything - Call for Papers

ISSCC organizers are seeing submissions for the 2016 conference to be held January 31 - February 4, 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA.

The ISSCC 2016 conference theme is "Silicon Systems for the Internet of Everything".

Deadline for Electronic Submission of Papers: Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 GMT)

For more information and submission instructions, please CLICK HERE.


ESSCIRC 2015 - 41st European Solid-State Circuits Conference


From September 14 to 18, 2015 the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) is providing an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state devices and circuits. While keeping separate Technical Program Committees, ESSCIRC and ESSDERC are governed by a common Steering Committee and share Plenary Keynote Presentations and Joint Sessions bridging both communities. Attendees registered for either conference are encouraged to attend any of the scheduled parallel sessions, regardless to which conference they belong. For further information CLICK HERE or send an e-mail . The conference program can be downloaded HERE.


Upcoming SSCS Conferences

2015 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China Nov 9, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015
2016 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Jan 31, 2016 - Feb 4, 2016
2016 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits
Honolulu, HI USA Jun 15, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016
2016 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
Toyama, Japan Nov 7, 2016 - Nov 9, 2016
2017 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Feb 5, 2017 - Feb 9, 2017
2018 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)
San Francisco, CA USA Feb 4, 2018 - Feb 8, 2018

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