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Special Issue "Nanoscale CMOS Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Dalhousie University, C367 Halifax, NS, Canada
Interests: microelectronics, analog, mixed-signal, digital and RF integrated circuits design in nanoscale CMOS technologies, and embedded systems design
CMOS technology will continue to expand its dominance for the next decade or so despite challenges resulting from the continuous reduction of transistor dimensions. Several promising alternatives to CMOS technology are being actively developed, but CMOS will remain at the forefront of integrated circuit design in the near future owing to process maturity, low manufacturing costs, high speed, and low power consumption.
Continuous transistor scaling comes with many trade-offs: On one hand, it reduces gate delay, which allows transistors to switch faster. Alternatively, size scaling necessitates reduced supply voltages, which severely limits the allowable voltage dynamic range, thereby degrading the signal to noise ratio. Therefore, it is increasingly difficult to design high-speed, low-noise integrated circuits while maintaining the operational reliability of complex ultra-low power devices.
The scope of this Special Issue is to focus and report on the development of emerging techniques to overcome these challenges.
Specifically, the research portfolio for this issue includes research on low-power RF, mixed-signal and analog CMOS design of circuits and systems, and power-efficient integrated circuit design for communications, sensing and biomedical applications. The topics of primary research include but are not limited to:
- Recent developments in nanoscale circuits and systems including mixed-signal circuits, RFICs and analog building blocks;
- Circuit design for emerging 2.5D or 3D IC CMOS technologies;
- Sub-threshold digital and analog circuits;
- Process and mismatch insensitive integrated circuit design;
- Signal processing and digital assisted methods for high performances circuits;
- Biologically-Inspired system and circuit design;
- Optimization methods for energy-efficient integrated circuits
Prof. Kamal El-Sankary
Dr. Tejinder Sandhu
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