Low-power HF Microelectronics
A unified approach
This book presents a thorough and integrated treatment of key topics in the field of low-voltage, low-power, mixed-mode design for the manufacture of low-cost, high-performance, robust integrated circuits. It brings together innovative modelling, simulation and design techniques in CMOS, SOI, GaAs and BJT, optimally combining process, device and design knowledge of low-voltage, high-frequency systems, including smart sensors.
The book meets the needs of mixed-signal designers and reflects the rise in high-performance, ultra-low-power digital systems combined with wireless multimedia telecommunications. The text is supported throughout by realistic application examples from both industry and academia, and a wealth of references to literature including many Internet sources.
In addition to being an excellent reference work, the material is valuable to practising engineers and researchers in microelectronics, industrial and academic, as well as to senior students in this field.
About the Editors
Gerson A.S. Machado obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 1987 and 1990 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London, in 1997. Between his BSc and MSc degrees he was the founding director of Hepta Systems, a medical and video instrumentation company, and also lecturer of biomedical instrumentation at the Catholic University of Minas Gersa, Brazil.
Machado was co-organiser and technical programme chair of the EBMicro95 meeting (microelectronics for telecommunications) in Recife-PE, Brazil. He has lectured at companies and universities across the world and has published in the fields of biomedical and clinical engineering, technology transfer and planning, and low-power VLSI circuit design. His interests include medical instruments involving lowpower integrated electronics, modelling, simulation and design of mixed-mode ICs.
Gerson A.S. Machado