Volume 63 | Issue 12

The theory, analysis, (computer aided) design, and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing. Only brief papers (maximum length less or equal five pages in standard IEEE Transactions submissions ) are considered for possible publication.

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Dr. Chi K. Michael Tse
Editor in Chief - 2016 - 2017
Department of Electronic Engineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Jose M. de la Rosa
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Microelectronics of Seville, MMSE-CNM


This brief describes the design and implementation of a 250-Mb/s to 6-Gb/s single-loop referenceless clock and data recovery circuit. The clock frequency multiplier and the referenceless frequency acquisition circuit are used to cover a wide-range data rate. The clock frequency multiplier is proposed to generate the 6-GHz clock with low jitter. In addition, the voltage-controlled oscillator... Read more on IEEE Xplore

This brief illustrates the design of an inductorless high-speed clock generator. Compared to inductance-capacitance (LC) oscillators, ring oscillators are used in order to achieve a wide frequency-tuning range with a small chip area. By employing a cascaded phase-locked loop (PLL) architecture, the phase noise of the oscillator can be effectively suppressed. The first PLL is implemented with high... Read more on IEEE Xplore

A near-threshold voltage (NTV) operation provides a recognized approach to low-power circuit design due to its balancing of minor performance degradation relative to its significant power savings. However, the scaling voltage and the technology process give rise to increased susceptibility to radiation-induced soft errors for systems operating at NTV. In this brief, we develop new results for the... Read more on IEEE Xplore

The output power level and the power conversion efficiency (PCE) rate of the energy-harvesting systems are vital factors in realizing effective millimeter-wave wireless power transfer solutions that can power battery-less and charge coil-free smart everyday objects. Two 60-GHz energy harvesters that use a tuned complementary cross-coupled oscillator-like rectifying circuitry in 40-nm digital CMOS... Read more on IEEE Xplore

An efficient perturbation projection vector (PPV) modeling for a memristor-based oscillator is proposed and then applied to the simulation of the oscillatory neural network (ONN) for pattern recognition. Compared with the existing model, which is very time consuming, this novel modeling method features a fast and accurate simulation of a large-scale network with many oscillators. The proposed... Read more on IEEE Xplore