General purpose of the conferences
The aim of ESSDERC and ESSCIRC is to provide an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state devices and circuits. The increasing level of integration for system-on-chip design made available by advances in silicon technology is, more than ever before, calling for a deeper interaction among technologists, device experts, IC designers, and system designers. While keeping separate Technical Program Committees, ESSCIRC and ESSDERC are governed by a common Steering Committee and share Plenary Keynote Presentations and Joint Sessions bridging both communities. Attendees registered for either conference are encouraged to attend any of the scheduled parallel sessions, regardless to which conference they belong.
ESSCIRC 2014 main topics
Amplification stages, Power amplifiers for audio, CT and DT filters, SC circuits, Comparators, Nonlinear circuits, Voltage and current references, HV circuits.
Nyquist rate converters, Oversampled ADC and DAC, Sample-Hold circuits, ADC and DAC calibration/error correction circuits.
RF & mm-Wave Building Blocks
RF/IF/analog baseband circuits, LNAs, Mixers, Power Amplifiers, IF amplifiers, Power detectors.
Modulators/demodulators, VCOs, PLLs, DLLs, Frequency synthesizers, Frequency dividers, Integrated passive components.
Wireless and Wireline Systems
Receivers/transmitters/transceivers for wireless/wireline systems, Base station and handsets, Advanced modulation systems, TV/radio/satellite receivers, Radars.
Sensors, Imagers and MEMs
Sensor subsystems and interfaces, Accelerometers, Temperature sensing, Imaging and smart imaging chips, AMOLED, MEMs subsystems, RF MEMs.
Digital circuit techniques, I/O and inter-chip communication, Reconfigurable digital circuits, Clocking, Arithmetic building blocks, Memories, Microprocessors, DSPs, Gigabit serial links, Clock and data recovery, Equalization, Memory interfacing, Bus interfacing, Multi-rate ICs.
Bio-Medical and Emerging Technologies Circuits
Digital, analog and mixed-signal circuits using emerging devices, such as Multigate MOSFETs, FinFETs, Flexible electronic components, Organic transistors, Nanowires/nanotubes, and Quantum devices. Implantable electronic ICs, Bio-electronic integrated systems, Bio-medical imagers, Bio-MEMs integrated systems, Lab-on-chip.
Power Management and Energy Scavenging
Energy transducers, Power regulators, DC-DC converters, LDOs, Boost converters, Buck converters, LED drivers, Sequencers and supervisors, Green circuits.