Time-Based Approaches for Mixed-Mode Signal Processing

A special issue of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019) | Viewed by 307

Special Issue Editor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: CMOS integrated circuits and systems for data communications; CMOS time-mode circuits and systems; analog-to-digital converters; and passive wireless microsystems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid advance of CMOS technology has been primarily geared towards optimizing the performance of digital circuits. As a result, analog CMOS circuits not only continue to lose the benefit of specialized components, they must also cope with a rapidly shrinking voltage headroom, worsening device mismatch, and deteriorating linearity while satisfying ever stringent specifications. Time-based signal processing, where analog information is represented by the time difference between the occurrence of two digital events, offers a viable and technology friendly means to combat difficulties encountered in design of mixed analog-digital systems. Time-based signal processing deals with the addition, subtraction, multiplication, amplification, differentiation, integration, quantization, etc., of time variables. Time-mode circuits possess the full merits of digital circuits including fully compatibility with technology scaling, programmability, portability, immunity to disturbances and noise, and a short design cycle that which are not possessed by their analog counterparts. Time-based signal processing has found a broad spectrum of emerging applications in including vehicle navigation systems, data converters, finite and infinite impulse response filters (FIR, IIR filters), all digital phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers, and high-speed data links, to name a few. This Special Issue is aimed at presenting the latest research findings in time-based approaches for mixed-mode signal processing. Topics of interest include voltage-to-time converters, time-to-voltage converters, time-to-digital converters, digital-to-time converters, time-mode arithmetic circuits such as time adders, time differentiators, and time integrators, time registers, time quantizers, time amplifiers, time-mode delta-sigma modulators, time-mode successive approximation register analog-to-digital converters, time-mode all-digital phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers, time-mode FIR and IIR filters, and time-mode data links.

Prof. Fei Yuan
Guest Editor

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  • Time-Mode Signal Processing
  • Time Integrators
  • Time Registers
  • Time Amplifiers
  • Time Quantizers
  • Time-to-Digital Converters
  • Digital-to-Time Converters
  • Voltage-to-Time Converters
  • Time-Mode Analog-to-Digital Converter
  • All-Digital Phase-Locked Loops
  • All-Digital Frequency Synthesizers

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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