In the frame of the IEEE CASS activities, the IEEE CAS North Italy Chapter together with the University of Pavia, Italy, organized the IEEE CAS Workshop. Over 70 participants, including university professors, semiconductor industries engineers, and students (master and Ph.D.) from Europe gathered together in Pavia to discuss the latest progress and developments in integrated circuits and systems design.

The workshop took place on March 20th and March 21st, 2017 in the historical Almo Collegio Borromeo, located in the heart of the city. The Almo Collegio Borromeo is a university college of merit recognized by the Italian Ministry of University, Education, and Research as an Institute of higher cultural status and Center of excellence. It was founded in 1561 by Saint Charles Borromeo with the aim to encourage and financially support the social and cultural development of talented undergraduates enrolled at the University of Pavia. The original purpose hasn’t changed over the centuries: nowadays the College contributes to the education of motivated and bright students whose goal is to graduate within academic schedule and to successfully enter the academic and business world.

Organized by Edoardo Bonizzoni, Alessandro Cabrini, and Prof. Franco Maloberti, the event has accomplished its objectives of providing the largest possible coverage of design issues, methods, and solutions so as to promote a cross-disciplinary insight for the engineers of the next decade.

The workshop committee had invited a number of leading experts from academia and industry to deliver keynote presentations. The lecturers were: P. Rombouts (University of Gent), S. Levantino (Polytechnic University of Milano), B. Staszewski (University College Dublin), T. Delbruck (Institute for Neuroinformatic Zurich), D. Zito (Aarhus University), C. Fiocchi (AMS Italy), and D. Rossi (STMicroelectronics). Topics of their keynote addresses have covered the notions of continuous-time sigma-delta modulation, digital phase locked loops, ultra low power RF circuits, silicon retina technology, mm-wave circuits for wireless communications, and low dropout regulators design.

Almo Collegio Borromeo, the venue of the two-day workshop

Workshop presenter, B. Staszewski, presents on Recent Advancements in Ultra-Low Power RF Circuits

CAS President and North Italy Chapter Chair, F. Maloberti, presents workshop presenter, S. Levantino, with a gift.

Participants engage in presentations made during the two-day workshop