ISCAS 2002

IEEE International Symposium

on Circuits and Systems

Sunday, 26 May 2002 - Wednesday, 29 May 2002

Scottsdale Princess Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

ISCAS 2002 Theme: Circuits and Systems for Ubiquitous Computing


RF & Mixed-Signal Circuits for Wireless Applications
Jose-Epifanio-da Franca
Sayfe Kiaei
Sunday May 26, 2002, 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM


With the integration of RF, Analog, and Digital components on the same substrate, there are many new design challenges facing the IC designers. These includes design of low-noise circuits, minimization of noise coupling from Digital to RF and mixed-Signal, design issues related to baseband coupling to RF, and many other design challenges. The mixed-signal circuits in a wireless transceiver is a bridge between the RF circuits and the baseband digital signal processing. As such they tend to overlap two disciplines and can often be the weak link in a system definition. The set of talks in this tutorial will cover the design of mixed-signal IC for the receiver, transmitter, and auxiliary functions required in a wireless transceiver . Consideration will be given to the system requirements, technology requirements, and testing.

Noise is a severe limitation and a significant challenge in achieving the System-on-a-chip total integration (analog, RF, digital, and memory, all on the same chip), and generally for any mixed-signal circuit. Technology, circuit, and physical design aspects related to the substrate noise problem in mixed-signal circuits are discussed in this presentation. brief extension is made to the substrate noise problem in low-voltage circuits.

Time: 8-12 AM; Each Presentation is 45 minutes.

The list of speakers in this tutorial will include:

  • 8-8:45 -- Low-power mixed-signal design for wireless communications; Carlos Leme; Dr. Jose Franca; Chip-Idea; Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 8:45-9:30 -- The Design Of Mixed-Signal Interface Circuits for Cellular Systems; Malcolm Smith; Intel Inc.
  • 9:30-10:15 -- Noise and Substrate Coupling in Communication Mixed-Signal IC's; Radu Secareanu, Motorola Inc., Advance Circuits Research Group
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-11:15 -- RF Multi-standard systems, Yann Deval; Bordeaux University, France
  • 11:15-12:00 Analog HDL Modeling for Communication Applications; Marco Oliveira and Nuno Franca; Chip-Idea; Lisbon, Portugal.

The 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems is sponsored by:
and supported by:
Texas Instruments
Date     Announcement
    6 March     Preliminary conference schedule available. See "Program" area of website.
    29 January     Session information for accepted papers is now available.
    19 January     The list of accepted papers has been posted. Please see the Paper Submission page for the link.
Tutorial Proposal Deadline         Friday, 21 September 2001
Paper Submission Deadline         Monday, 29 October 2001
Paper Acceptance Notification         Friday, 18 January 2002
Author Registration Deadline         Friday, 1 March 2002
Final Submission Deadline         Friday, 1 March 2002
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