RWTH Aachen University (Hrsg)

PRIME 2012

8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics & Electronics, 12 – 15 June 2012, Aachen, Germany

2012, XXVI, 339 pages, Slimlinebox, CD-Rom
ISBN 978-3-8007-3442-9
Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

PRIME 2012 Topics:
- Analog and Digital Signal Processing
- Computer Aided Design
- Analog, Digital, Mixed-Signal and RF IC Design
- Integrated Power Ics
- RF, Microwave and Millimeterwave Circuits
- VLSI and SoC Applications
- Visual Signal Processing
- Sensor Systems and MEMS

1

Wearout-Free Oxygen Sensor for Concentration and Flow Measurement

Authors:
Krimphove, C.; Hoffmann, F.; Rebel, G.; Gloesekoetter, P.
2

Towards Pulse-Density Modulated Functional Electrical Stimulation of Neural Cells with Passive Membranes

Authors:
Marzouk, Abdel Moneim; Stanitzki, Alexander; Kokozinski, Rainer
3

Novel Memristive Charge- and Flux-Based Sensors

Authors:
Mahmoudi, Hiwa; Sverdlov, Viktor; Selberherr, Siegfried
4

Design of a 5bit 1GSps VCO Quantizer for a CT Δ Σ Modulator

Authors:
Kauffman, John G.; Rieger, Viola; Ritter, Rudolf; Anders, Jens; Ortmanns, Maurits
5
6

Smart Power Gate Array for Cost-Aware Single-Chip Integration of Industrial Applications

Authors:
Zhang, Yipin; Scherjon, Cor; Burghartz, Joachim N.
7

Offset Correction in Dual-Chopper Read-Out Circuits for Half-Bridge Capacitive Accelerometers

Authors:
Bergert, Jonas; Strache, Sebastian; Wunderlich, Ralf; Droste, Dirk; Heinen, Stefan
8

Design of CMOS Gated Analog Readout Circuits for SPAD Pixel Arrays

Authors:
Panina, Ekaterina; Dalla Betta, Gian-Franco; Pancheri, Lucio; Stoppa, David
9
10

An all-inversion-region MOST design methodology applied to a ratioless differential LC-VCO

Authors:
Fiorelli, Rafaella; Silveira, Fernando; Peralías, Eduardo
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13

A 2 GHz - 8.7 GHz Wideband Balun-LNA with Noise Cancellation and Gain Boosting

Authors:
Chen, T.; Rodriguez, S.; Alarcon, E.; Rusu, A.
14

Real-Time Implementation of Self-Adjustable Analog Phase Equalizers

Authors:
Sanczczak Farias, Aurencio; Noceti Filho, Sidnei; Seara, Rui
15

A Novel Built-in Aging Detection Architecture for Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Authors:
Chun, Sehoon; Schulze-Spüntrup, Jan Dirk; Burghartz, Joachim N.
16

Capacitively Divided an On-Chip AC/DC Converter With No-Load Over-Voltage Protection

Authors:
Goravanchi, Payman; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan
17

Energy efficient current control technique for driving high power LEDs

Authors:
Lohaus, Lukas; Liao, Lei; Strache, Sebastian; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan
18

Stability Considerations of Hysteretic Controlled DC-DC Converters

Authors:
Dietrich, Stefan; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan
19

Considerations for Replacing Conventional LVRs With Output Capacitor Free LVRs

Authors:
Jackum, Thomas; Pribyl, Wolfgang; Maderbacher, Gerhard
20

A 10GS/s Single-Core 8-bit ADC with an ENOB above 7.0 up to 4.2GHz

Authors:
Landolt, Oliver; Wiedmann, Frank; Dümler, Ulrich; Sundermeyer, Jan
21

A radiation hard δ Σ ADC in 130 nm CMOS

Authors:
Verbeeck, Jens; Van Uffelen, Marco; Steyaert, Michiel; Leroux, Paul
22

Characterization of Integrated Transmission Lines for RF Bandpass S? Modulators

Authors:
Zahabi, Ali; Anis, Muhammad; Ortmanns, Maurits
23

A Real-Time Test Environment for High Speed Data Converters

Authors:
Lang, Felix; Ferenci, Damir; Alpert, Thomas; Kathmann, Thomas; Faul, Alexander; Grazing, Markus; Berroth, Manfred
24
25

Configurable Booth-encoded Modulo 2(exp n)±1 Multipliers

Authors:
Vassalos, Evangelos; Bakalis, Dimitris; Vergos, Haridimos T.
26
27

An Adaptable UART Based Configuration and Read-out Interface for IC Prototypes

Authors:
Mueller, Jan Henning; Nejad Moghaddam, Mojdeh Hamzavi; Mohr, Bastian; Strache, Sebastian; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan
28
29

A novel CAM-based Information Detection Hardware System on FPGA

Authors:
Le, Duc-Hung; Pham, Cong-Kha; Inoue, Katsumi
30
31

A Simple DVFS Controller for a NoC Switch

Authors:
Kumar Yadav, Manoj; Casu, Mario R.; Zamboni, Maurizio
32
33

Multiplexer Based Design for Ternary Logic Circuits

Authors:
Vudadha, Chetan; Sreehari, V.; Srinivas, M. B.
34

A reference-free voltage sensing method based on transient mode switching

Authors:
Syranidis, Ioannis; Xia, Fei; Yakovlev, Alex
35

Improved Modeling of Intersymbol Interference in High Speed Serial Links

Authors:
Cristofoli, Andrea; Palestri, Pierpaolo; Selmi, Luca; Da Dalt, Nicola
36

Towards Synthetic Benchmarks Generator for CAD Tool Evaluation

Authors:
Turki, Mariem; Mehrez, Habib; Marrakchi, Zied; Abid, Mohamed
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39

SystemC-AMS-based design of a battery model for single and multi cell applications

Authors:
Unterrieder, Christoph; Huemer, Mario; Marsili, Stefano
40

Digital Polar Transmitter Architecture suitable for multi-core SoC Integration in 65 nm CMOS Technology

Authors:
Li Puma, Giuseppe; Marsili, Stefano; Reindl, Christian; Dai, Yanzhong; Thaller, Edwin; Getta, Klaus; Ishak Loza, Andreas; Feltgen, Michael; Wiedenhaus, Marco; Christ, Volker; Caterini, Marc; Schoenauer, Tim; van Waasen, Stefan; Heinen, Stefan
41

A Resampling Circuit for RFDAC Based Transmitter Systems

Authors:
Mohr, Bastian; Mueller, Jan Henning; Thiel, Bjoern Thorsten; Heinen, Stefan
42

Arbitrary Waveform Generator Based on FPGA and High-Speed DAC with Real-Time Interface

Authors:
Alpert, Thomas; Werz, Marc; Lang, Felix; Ferenci, Damir; Masini, Michelangelo; Grözing, Markus; Berroth, Manfred
43
44

A Low-Power High-Efficiency Demodulator in Bluetooth Low Energy Receiver

Authors:
Zhang, Ye; Atac, Aytac; Liao, Lei; Heinen, Stefan
45
46

W-band Microstrip Bandpass Filters for Image Rejection

Authors:
Su, Yinmei; Cagri Ulusoy, A.; Liu, Gang; Trasser, Andreas; Schumacher, Hermann
47
48

Design of On-Chip Inductors with Optimized Quality Factor for a 24 GHz LNA

Authors:
Dang, J.; Milady, S.; Meinerzhagen, B.
49

A Wide Tunable Bandpass Filter Design Based on CMOS Active Inductor

Authors:
Sunca, Abdullah; Cicekoglu, Oguzhan; Dundar, Gunhan
50
51

A Low Power Bandgap Voltage Reference Circuit with PSRR Enhancement

Authors:
Liao, Lei; Lohaus, Lukas; Atac, Aytac; Strache, Sebastian; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan
52

CMOS Design of a Multi-input Analog Multiplier

Authors:
Saatlo, Ali Naderi; Ozoguz, Serdar
53

Passive Amplification of Supply Voltage in an Implantable Chip

Authors:
Aryan, Naser Pour; Groeger, Johannes; Rothermel, Albrecht
54

Baseband Modeling of a GNSS Receiver Front-end using SystemC/-AMS

Authors:
Chen, Zhimiao; Wang, Yifan; Heinen, Stefan
55

Portable Body Impedance System for Long-Term Monitoring of Body Hydration

Authors:
Villa, F.; Magnani, A.; Castiglioni, P.
56

Optimal Allocation of Noise Floor among the Blocks in Analog Signal Chains

Authors:
Oguz, Alp; Marche, Dominique; Dehollain, Catherine
57

System Design of a Quadrature Low-IF Receiver for Bluetooth Low Energy Applications

Authors:
Atac, Aytac; Wang, Yifan; Liao, Lei; Zhang, Ye; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan
58

A Sensing Systems Platform Designed For Wireless Sensor Network Applications

Authors:
Lazzarini Barnabei, Alessandro; Dallago, Enrico; Gianluigi Finarelli, Daniele
59

Towards a Low-Power Active Epidural Spinal Cord Array Controlled Through a Two Wire Interface

Authors:
Giagka, Vasiliki; Demosthenous, Andreas; Donaldson, Nick
60

A Wireless Power Link for Neural Recording Systems

Authors:
Yilmaz, Gurkan; Dehollain, Catherine
61

Simulation Methods for Inductively Coupled Sensor Systems in Varying Environments

Authors:
Jacobi, Rebekka C.; Hennig, Andreas; Kolossa, Dorothea
62

Design and technology for 3D MEMS device for vibration energy harvesting

Authors:
Kholostov, Konstantin; Nenzi, Paolo; Balucani, Marco
63

Precision Analog Circuit Design in SOI CMOS for a Wide Temperature Range up to 350 °C

Authors:
Schmidt, Alexander; Kappert, Holger; Kokozinski, Rainer
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65

CMOS Transistors under Uniaxial Stress on Ultra-Thin Chips for Applications in Bendable Image Sensors

Authors:
Häfner, J.; Mokwa, W.; Dogiamis, G.; Hosticka, B.; Grabmaier, A.
66

Path-Based Statistical Gate-Level Analyses Considering Timing and Energy

Authors:
Lange, André; Hopsch, Fabian; Haase, Joachim
67

A 9 bit 34 MS/s SAR Analog-to-Digital Converter in 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS

Authors:
Digel, Johannes; Grözing, Markus; Berroth, Manfred
68

System design of a 24 GHz phased-array front-end for low-power applications

Authors:
Wang, Ban; Tasselli, Gabriele; Botteron, Cyril; Farine, Pierre-André
69

Design of CMOS VCO and Combiner used in RF Transmitter for Wireless sensors

Authors:
Thabet, Hanen; Meillère, Stéphane; Masmoudi, Mohamed; Seguin, Jean-Luc; Barthelemy, Hervé; Aguir, Khalifa
70

Analysis of harmonic networks in Class-F and inverse Class-F RF Power Amplifiers

Authors:
Montesinos, Ronald; Berland, Corinne; Abi Hussein, Mazen; Venard, Olivier; Descamps, Philippe
71

3.37 GHz class-F-1 power amplifier with 77% PAE in GaN HEMT technology

Authors:
Kalim, Danish; Pozdniakov, Dimitry; Negra, Renato
72

A Scalable Low-Voltage Signaling (SLVS) Driver for a Low-Power MIPI M-PHY Serial Link in 40 nm CMOS

Authors:
Nieminen, Tero; Viitala, Olli; Voutilainen, Martti; Ryynänen, Jussi
73

Design of a Low Noise Frequency-synthesizers for Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld System

Authors:
Haolei, Wang; Shun’an, Zhong; Hua, Dang; Xianli, Zhao
74
75

Time Domain Model for Costas Loop Based QPSK Receiver

Authors:
Tytgat, Maarten; Steyaert, Michiel; Reynaert, Patrick
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77

A MEMS Acceleration Sensor for Traffic Condition Detection

Authors:
Rivas, Javier; Wunderlich, Ralf; Heinen, Stefan J.
78

A Temperature Compensated CMOS Ring Oscillator For Chopper Amplifier MEMS Gas Sensor

Authors:
Nebhen, Jamel; Meillère, Stéphane; Masmoudi, Mohamed; Seguin, Jean-Luc; Barthelemy, Hervé; Aguir, Khalifa
79

Ultra-Low Power Current-to-Digital Sensor for Switching DC-DC Converters

Authors:
Marti-Arbona, Edgar; Bakkaloglu, Bertan; Kiaei, Sayfe
80

Adaptive Readout Circuit for Pinned and Lateral Drift-Field Photo Diodes

Authors:
Süss, Andreas; Hosticka, Bedrich J.; Vogt, Holger