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Special Issue "Advanced CMOS Integrated Circuit Design and Application"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jong-Ryul Yang
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Department of Electronic Engineering, Yeungnam University, 280 Daehak-ro, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38541, Korea
Interests: RF/millimeter-wave transceiver front-end IC design for radar systems; terahertz-wave integrated circuits and systems; MMIC design; miniaturized radar sensors; CW/FSK/FMCW radar sensors; remote vital sign detection; HRV analysis using radar sensors
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Prof. Dr. Seong-Tae Han
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Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Changwon 51543, Korea
Interests: microwave systems; millimeter-wave/THz systems; detectors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent development of various application systems and platforms, such as 5G, B5G, 6G, and IoT, is based on the advancement of CMOS integrated circuit technology that enables them to implement high-performance chipsets. In addition to development in the traditional fields of analog and digital integrated circuits, the development of CMOS IC design and application in high-power and high-frequency applications, which had been thought to be possible only with compound semiconductor technology, is a core technology that drives rapid industrial development.  

This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in all aspects of CMOS integrated circuit design and applications regardless of operating frequencies, output powers, and analog/digital domain. Up-to-date reviews and original works are both accepted in this issue. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Next-generation CMOS circuit design and application;
  • CMOS RF/microwave/millimeter-wave/terahertz-wave integrated circuits and systems;
  • All kinds of circuits, systems, and applications based on CMOS technology: Analog IC, digital IC, power management IC, driver IC, readout IC, high-powered IC;
  • CMOS integrated circuits specially used for wireless or wired systems and applications such as converters, controllers, sensors, interfaces, frequency synthesizers/generators, rectennas, rectifiers, and so on;
  • CMOS design methodology using any up-to-date EDA tools;
  • Design process to achieve the high-performance CMOS circuits and systems;
  • Algorithms and signal processing methods to improve the performances of CMOS circuits and systems.

Prof. Dr. Jong-Ryul Yang
Prof. Dr. Seong-Tae Han
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • CMOS
  • integrated circuits and systems
  • high-powered IC
  • high-frequency IC
  • millimeter-wave integrated circuits
  • terahertz-wave integrated circuits
  • analog circuits
  • digital circuits
  • VLSI
  • solid-state integrated circuits
  • power management integrated circuits
  • drivers
  • converters
  • controllers
  • sensor IC
  • interface IC
  • readout circuits and systems
  • rectennas
  • rectifiers
  • frequency synthesizers/generators
  • CMOS design process and methodology

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Convolution Kernel Operations on a Two-Dimensional Spin Memristor Cross Array
Sensors 2020, 20(21), 6229; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20216229 - 31 Oct 2020
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In recent years, convolution operations often consume a lot of time and energy in deep learning algorithms, and convolution is usually used to remove noise or extract the edges of an image. However, under data-intensive conditions, frequent operations of the above algorithms will [...] Read more.
In recent years, convolution operations often consume a lot of time and energy in deep learning algorithms, and convolution is usually used to remove noise or extract the edges of an image. However, under data-intensive conditions, frequent operations of the above algorithms will cause a significant memory/communication burden to the computing system. This paper proposes a circuit based on spin memristor cross array to solve the problems mentioned above. First, a logic switch based on spin memristors is proposed, which realizes the control of the memristor cross array. Secondly, a new type of spin memristor cross array and peripheral circuits is proposed, which realizes the multiplication and addition operation in the convolution operation and significantly alleviates the computational memory bottleneck. At last, the color image filtering and edge extraction simulation are carried out. By calculating the peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) and structural similarity (SSIM) of the image result, the processing effects of different operators are compared, and the correctness of the circuit is verified. Full article
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Switched-Biasing Techniques for CMOS Voltage-Controlled Oscillator
Sensors 2021, 21(1), 316; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21010316 - 05 Jan 2021
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A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is a key component to generate high-speed clock of mixed-mode circuits and local oscillation signals of the frequency conversion in wired and wireless application systems. In particular, the recent evolution of new high-speed wireless systems in the millimeter-wave frequency [...] Read more.
A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is a key component to generate high-speed clock of mixed-mode circuits and local oscillation signals of the frequency conversion in wired and wireless application systems. In particular, the recent evolution of new high-speed wireless systems in the millimeter-wave frequency band calls for the implementation of the VCO with high oscillation frequency and low close-in phase noise. The effect of the flicker noise on the phase noise of the VCO should be minimized because the flicker noise dramatically increases as the deep-submicron complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process is scaled down, and the flicker corner frequency also increases, up to several MHz, in the up-to-date CMOS process. The flicker noise induced by the current source is a major factor affecting the phase noise of the VCO. Switched-biasing techniques have been proposed to minimize the effect of the flicker noise at the output of the VCO with biasing AC-coupled signals at the current source of the VCO. Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages reported in the previous studies, it is analyzed which topology to implement the switched-biasing technique is advantageous for improving the performance of the CMOS VCOs. Full article
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