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IEEE 58th International
Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems

August 2-5, 2015, Fort Collins, Colorado Climbing to New Heights

Technical Program

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Session categories
RF circuits and Wireless systems Sensors and Sensor systems Analog circuits and Techniques Converters Digital circuits and design technique Communication circuits and systems
Processor and memory designs Optics and silicon photonics Signal and image processing Power management and power electronics Power harvesting and low power design Nanoelectronics and novel nanodevices

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Sunday August 2, 2015
8:00 - 17:00 Registration
Location Room 300 Room 304 Room 308 Room 322 Senate Chambers 204
8:00 - 12:00Tutorial: Design Methodology and Circuit Techniques for Any Load Stable LDO Regulators with Instant Load Control Tutorial: The Journey to the FinFETs Tutorial: Design by Mathematics: Full Software Radio Circuits and Systems in 28nm FDSOI Technology for 5G Standard and Beyond    
12:00 - 13:00Lunch on your own
13:00 - 17:00Tutorial: Microprocessor Power Delivery Challenges in the Nano-Era Tutorial: Frequency Generation for the Internet of Things Tutorial: Calibration Techniques for Pipelined ADCs Tutorial: Design of Secure and Anti-Counterfeit Integrated Circuits  
18:30 - 20:00John Choma Memorial Reception

Monday August 3, 2015
8:00 - 17:00 Registration
Location Room 300 Room 304 Room 308 Room 322 Senate Chambers 204 Room 324
8:30 - 9:00Welcome
9:00 - 10:00Keynote: Everything you want to know about memristors, but are afraid to ask
Leon Chua, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Ballroom A & B
10:00 - 10:20Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:40Memristors Analog Circuits I Sensors RF Circuits I Application of FPGA Student Papers I
11:40 - 13:00Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00Keynote: Monolithic Phased Arrays: Radio Frequency to Optical
Hossein Hashemi, Univ. of Southern California
Ballroom A & B
14:00 - 15:00Posters and Coffee
Ballroom C
15:00 - 16:20Power Harvesting Digital Techniques I Biosensors I Special Session: Emerging Nanoelectronic Logic and Memory Devices based Circuits and Architectures Amplifiers Student Papers II
16:20 - 16:25Break
16:25 - 17:45Power Management Digital Techniques II ADCs I RF Circuits II Special Session: Silicon Photonics and Optical Transceivers I Converters I

Tuesday August 4, 2015
8:00 - 17:00 Registration
Location Room 300 Room 304 Room 308 Room 322 Senate Chambers 204
8:30 - 9:30Keynote: Future Wireless Access - The 4G-5G Transition
Ken Stewart, Intel
Ballroom A & B
9:30 - 9:50Coffee Break
9:50 - 10:50Digital Signal Processing I Communication Circuits I Biosensors II Wireless Systems Special Session: Silicon Photonics and Optical Transceivers II
10:50 - 10:55Break
10:55 - 11:55Power Electronics Communication Circuits II Optical Biosensors Packaging Image Processing I
12:00 - 13:10Lunch
13:10 - 14:10Keynote: Improving Processor Energy Efficiency When Moore is not Enough
Sam Naffziger, AMD
Ballroom A & B
14:10 - 15:10Posters and Coffee
Ballroom C
15:10 - 16:30Digital Signal Processing II Optics Bio Systems Analog Circuits II Σ - Δ Techniques
16:30 - 16:35Break
16:35 - 17:55Power Amplifiers ADCs II Photonics Special Session: Network on Chip Equalizers
18:30 - 20:00Best paper awards and Conference Banquet
Ballroom C & D
20:00 - 21:00Keynote: Technological Trends and Upcoming Challenges for Mobile SoC Design
Jae Cheol Son, Samsung
Ballroom C & D

Wednesday August 5, 2015
8:00 - 10:00 Registration
Location Room 300 Room 304 Room 308 Room 322 Senate Chambers 204
8:30 - 9:30Keynote: Digital Circuit Design Challenges for Future High-Performance Servers
Jim Warnock, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Ballroom A & B
9:30 - 9:50Coffee Break
9:50 - 11:30Ocsillators PLLs Nano Devices Processor and Memory Design Image Processing II
11:30 - 13:00Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:20Special Session: Circuits for Enhancing Access to Radio Spectrum (EARS) and Phased-Array Radar Hardware Vulnerability Analog Filters Converters II Image Processing III

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Welcome from
Memorial Reception Host:
Prof. Ken Jenkins, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University
Location: Scott Bioengineering Building
Date & Time: August 2, 2015 (18:30- 20:00)

Five-minute Video Presentation

Memorial Speakers:
1. Prof. Hossein Hashemi, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics, USC
2. Emeritus Prof. Igor Filanovsky, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta
3. Prof. Jose Silva-Martinez, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
4. Prof. Magdy Bayoumi, Department of Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
5. Prof. Sherif Michael, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Naval Postgradaute School

A reception will follow the presentation with light hors d'oeuvres. All attendees registered for the full conference (both student and non-student rate) are welcome to attend the reception.
Invited Talk: The Science of Brewing Beer
Speaker: Tony Rau, Odell Brewing
Location: Ballrooms C & D
Date & Time: August 4, 2015 (18:30 - 22:00)

Tony Rau is the lab manager at Odell Brewing Company. He started out homebrewing in college and fell in love with craft beer. While pursing a degree in biochemistry at CSU, he started interning in the brewhouse for Odell and worked his way into the lab after graduating. One of his main job functions is managing the yeast for the brewery as well as growing bacteria for special projects and sours. He also has helped with recipe development for a couple of beers as well as being a member of the Quality Assurance team.