Special Issue "Monolithic Voltage Conversion and Regulation for Nanoscale Circuits and Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012) | Viewed by 278

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Emre Salman
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Interests: integrated circuits and VLSI systems with applications to energy-efficient and secure computing; emerging integrated circuit and system technologies
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
Interests: high performance digital and analog VLSI/ICs; on-chip interconnect and substrate coupling noise; automated synthesis of high performance clock distribution networks; circuit design techniques for driving RLC interconnect; integrated pipelining, retiming, and clock scheduling; design of MSI/LSI circuits based on innovative technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (JLPEA) is seeking original contributions for the forthcoming issue on monolithic voltage regulation and conversion. Integrated voltage regulators offer significant advantages to nanoscale circuits in a variety of applications. For example, in high performance circuits such as microprocessors, monolithic voltage regulators enable fast and fine-grain dynamic voltage frequency scaling, a fundamental power management technique. Furthermore, power loss is potentially reduced and power integrity is enhanced. In heterogeneous, More-than-Moore systems, integrated power regulators and converters support multiple supply voltages in a cost effective fashion. Finally, microscale energy harvesting systems typically place stringent constraints on the form factor, making monolithic voltage regulators and converters highly desirable. Despite these significant advantages, achieving monolithic voltage regulation and conversion is a challenging task due to conflicting design requirements such as energy efficiency, physical area, and output ripple.

The aim of this special issue is to explore the latest advances in developing monolithic voltage regulators and converters for a variety of applications including high performance microprocessors, low power portable systems-on-chip, and heterogeneous More-than-Moore systems with energy harvesting. Papers proposing circuit design techniques and novel approaches at the material and fabrication levels to implement high-Q inductors are highly encouraged. Quantitative models to evaluate tradeoffs and estimate primary performance parameters are also welcome.

Dr. Emre Salman
Prof. Eby G. Friedman
Guest Editors


  • monolithic buck and boost converters
  • low-drop out voltage regulators
  • switched-capacitor converters
  • fast and/or small on-chip regulators for adaptive tuning
  • high-Q inductor design and modeling
  • novel on-chip inductor and capacitor implementations
  • mathematical models for energy efficiency, output ripple, and physical area
  • 3-D integrated voltage regulators and converters

Published Papers

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