Circuit Analysis & Design Contest
The IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society launched a Circuit Analysis and Design Contest in the Fall of 2017.
The winners are below. Please check back soon for future contests.
Winners of the SSCS 2017- 2018 Circuit Analysis and Design Contest
The three contestants with the best answers to the problem are:
Hatem Osman, Texas A&M University, Texas
Junyoung Maeng, Korea University, Republic of Korea
Maarten Baert, ESAT-MICAS, KU Leuven, Belgium
The following contestants found the correct solution to the problem:
Aleksandr Vasjanov, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Alireza Yousefi, University of California, Los Angeles
Amit Patil, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Aviral Pandey, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Gutierrez, Carlos III University of Madrid
Farzad Khoeini, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Li Xuan, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Longheng Luo, Fudan University, China
Mahmoud Mahdipour, University of Pavia, Italy
Meera Kumari, Massey University, New Zealand
Sheng-Kai Chang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Supriyo Maji, Purdue University, Indiana
Umesh Jagtap, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
William Tedjo, Colorado State Unviersity, Colorado
Zhijian Liang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
(a) Design a continuous-time, memoryless, time-invariant circuit that provides the input-output characteristic shown below (The characteristic need not be a sinusoidal function.) Note that the horizontal axis is Vin and not time.
(b) Simulate the circuit using a 1-V supply. The challenge is to maximize the swing V0. The circuit must be simulated in LTSPICE using the MOS device models. A free copy of LTSPICE is avaliable below.