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AACD 2018: Workshop on Advances in Analog Circuit Design

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** Payment by invoice also available - please contact emma.dixon@technologyscotland.scot **

Welcome to AACD Scotland 2018: Workshop on Advances in Analog Circuit Design

With Platinum Sponsors, Analog Devices, Cirrus Logic and Dialog Semiconductor

When: 14-16 May 2018

Where: APEX Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

Early Bird ticket: €800 // Student ticket: €450 (includes full 3 day programme + 2 social events)

Preliminary Programme

Day 1: Analog Techniques for Power Constrained Applications

• Baoxing Chen (Analog Devices International), ‘Introduction to Energy Harvesting Transducers and their Power Conditioning Circuits’

• Wim Kruiskamp (Dialog Semiconductor), ‘From Bluetooth LOW-Energy to Bluetooth NO-Energy: System and Circuits Aspects of Energy Harvesting for IoT Applications’

• Vadim Ivanov (Texas Instruments), Design of Powerful DC/DC Converters with Nanopower Consumption’

• Maoqiang Liu (Eindhoven University of Technology) ‘Nanopower SAR ADCs with Reference Voltage Generation’

• Ming Ding (Holst Centre/imec), ‘Ultra-Low-Power Clock Generation for IoT Radios’

• David Blaauw (University of Michigan), ‘Low Power Resistive Bridge Readout Circuit Integrated in a nW, Millimetre Scale Pressure Sensor’

EVENING SOCIAL PROGRAMME: Whisky/Scottish Drinks Reception with canapes and musical entertainment

Day 2: Sensors for Mobile Devices

• Luca Sant (Infineon), ‘MEMS Microphones - Concept and Design for Mobile Applications’

• Zhichao Tan (Analog Devices), ‘High Performance Dual-Axis Gyroscope ASIC Design’

• Burak Eminoglu (Berkeley), ‘Direct Frequency-to-Digital Gyroscopes with Low Drift and High Accuracy’

• Zeyu Cai (Delft University of Technology), ‘CMOS-Compatible CO2 sensors’

• Neale Dutton (ST Microelectronics), ‘Time of Flight Imaging and Sensing for Mobile Applications’

• Hans Klein (Cypress Semiconductors), ‘Capacitive Sensing Technology from pFs to aFs’

EVENING SOCIAL PROGRAMME: Gala Dinner with Scottish entertainment

Day 3: Energy Efficient Amplifiers and Drivers

• Khaled Khalaf (Imec), ‘Will More Digital Cool Down MM-WaveTransmitters?’

• Marco Berkhout (NXP Semiconductors), ‘Balancing Efficiency, EMI and Application Cost in Class-D Audio Amplifiers’

• Klaas Bult (Delft University of Technology), ‘High-Efficiency Residue Amplifiers’

• Youngcheol Chae (Yonsei University), ‘Energy-Efficient Inverter-Based Amplifiers’

• Lorenzo Crespi (Synaptics), ‘Low Power Microphone Front-Ends’

Mark McCloy-Stevens (Cirrus Logic), 'Deep sub-micron Class D amplifiers'

About AACD

The AACD workshops are a high-quality series of events held all over the world. They have been held annually since 1992 with the aim of bringing together a large group of people working at the forefront of analog circuit design. The workshops offer the opportunity to discuss new possibilities and future developments whilst networking with key figures from across the analog design community.

Typically, the workshop is held in a country/city where a sufficient number of experts are located, and/or can easily travel to. Proceedings are available at the workshop. Afterwards a book is edited of the revised proceedings. The program is made up by the program committee and the workshop is organized by the chairman of the local organization committee.

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