This book presents a thorough and integrated treatment of key topics in the field of low-voltage, low-power, mixed-mode design for the manufacture of low-cost, high-performance, robust integrated circuits. It brings together innovative modelling, simulation and design techniques in CMOS, SOI, GaAs and BJT, optimally combining process, device and design knowledge of low-voltage, high-frequency systems, including smart sensors.
The book meets the needs of mixed-signal designers and reflects the rise in high-performance, ultra-low-power digital systems combined with wireless multimedia telecommunications. The text is supported throughout by realistic application examples from both industry and academia, and a wealth of references to literature including many Internet sources.
In addition to being an excellent reference work, the material is valuable to practising engineers and researchers in microelectronics, industrial and academic, as well as to senior students in this field.
- Part 1: Process technology
- Chapter 2: Device structures and device simulation techniques
- Chapter 3: Stanford's ultra-low-power CMOS technology and applications
- Chapter 4: SOI technology
- Chapter 5: Radiation effects on ICs and a mixed analog CMOS-NPN-PJFET-on-insulator technology
- Part 2: Device modelling/characterisation and circuit simulation
- Chapter 6: Modelling and characterisation of GaAs devices
- Chapter 7: The EKV Model: a MOST Model Dedicated to Low-Current and Low-Voltage Analogue Circuit Design and Simulation
- Chapter 8: Non-linear dynamic modelling of RF bipolar transistors
- Chapter 9: APLAC - object-oriented circuit simulator and design tool
- Chapter 10: Noise coupling in mixed-signal ASICs
- Part 3: Reliability and test
- Chapter 11: Robust design and reliability analysis
- Chapter 12: Dynamic reliability of systems
- Chapter 13: Fault modelling and simulation for the test of integrated analog and mixed-signal circuits
- Part 4: Circuit and system design methodology
- Chapter 14: High-speed and low-power techniques in CMOS and BiCMOS
- Chapter 15: Ultra-low-power digital design
- Chapter 16: Matched delay technique for high-speed digital design
- Chapter 17: Statistical design and optimisation for high-yield BiCMOS analog circuits
- Chapter 18: Design considerations for high-speed amplifiers using complementary BJTs
- Chapter 19: S2I techniques for analog sampled-data signal processing
- Chapter 20: Design of wireless portable systems
- Chapter 21: Low-power radio-frequency ICs and system architectures for portable communications
- Chapter 22: Analog and digital CMOS design for spread-spectrum wireless communications
- Chapter 23: Design considerations for BJT active mixers
- Chapter 24: Distortion in short channel FET circuits
- Chapter 25: Intelligent sensor systems and smart sensors: concepts, focus points and technology
- Chapter 26: Intelligent sensor systems and smart sensors: applications
Gerson A.S. Machado obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 1987 and 1990 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London, in 1997. Between his BSc and MSc degrees he was the founding director of Hepta Systems, a medical and video instrumentation company, and also lecturer of biomedical instrumentation at the Catholic University of Minas Gersa, Brazil.
Machado was co-organiser and technical programme chair of the EBMicro95 meeting (microelectronics for telecommunications) in Recife-PE, Brazil. He has lectured at companies and universities across the world and has published in the fields of biomedical and clinical engineering, technology transfer and planning, and low-power VLSI circuit design. His interests include medical instruments involving lowpower integrated electronics, modelling, simulation and design of mixed-mode ICs.