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Titre: Analog IC Design in Nanometer CMOS Technologies
A ReSMiQ and IEEE SSCS distinguished lecture
Conférencier: Prof. Willy Sansen , université catholique de louvain, Belgique
Lieu: McGill University, 3480 University Street, McConnell Engineering Building, Room ,
Date et heure: vendredi le 14 août 2009 de 15:00 à 17:00

Résumé: In nanometer CMOS technologies, several new effects emerge, such as velocity saturation and gate leakage currents. As a result the transconductance and speed are both limited by velocity saturation. Also noise and mismatch are affected as a result of the thinner gate oxides used. Moreover the supply voltage is reduced to values below 1 Volt, creating new challenges for analog circuit design.

This lecture provides a review of the modifications in model parameters, including noise and distortion. It is followed by an exploration of the noise/power compromise in existing circuit blocks such as Miller operational amplifiers and Gm-C filters. An overview is given of low-voltage amplifiers/filters configurations with both Gate and Bulk drives. Several sub-1 Volt circuits are finally discussed for different applications.

Note biographique: Prof. Willy Sansen has an MSc Degree from the K.U.Leuven and a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972. Since 1980 he has been full professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium, where he has headed the ESAT-MICAS laboratory on analog design since 1984.

He has been supervisor of a sixty-five PhD theses and has authored and coauthored more than 625 publications and sixteen books, among which "Analog Design Essentials". He is a Fel­low of the IEEE. He was program chair of the ISSCC 2002 con­ference and is now President of the IEEE SSCS.

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