Plenary Lecture

Design of High-Voltage Mixed-Signal ASICs in Sub-Micron Smart-Power IC Technologies

Professor Jan Doutreloigne
Center for Microsystems Technology (CMST)
Ghent University - IMEC

Abstract: Although we are now living in an almost 100% digital society, many electronic systems still require a mixture of digital and analog functions. As the digital building blocks (e.g. for control and data processing) and the analog blocks (e.g. for signal conditioning of sensors and driving of actuators) impose significantly different design specifications in terms of speed or bandwidth, supply voltage and power rating, it is common practice to design and integrate each building block in a dedicated IC technology. This may yield an optimal result as far as circuit performance is concerned, but it is definitely not the most compact solution. In case maximum miniaturization is aimed at, integration of all analog and digital electronics in a single smart-power IC is a very attractive option. Smart-power IC technologies are in fact high-voltage extensions of standard sub-micron CMOS processes and allow the monolithic integration of high-density CMOS logic as well as low- and high-voltage analog circuitry for interfacing sensors and actuators onto a single silicon die. Extremely compact electronic microsystems can be designed in this way. This plenary talk will describe the main features of those smart-power IC technologies and will show how they are used in a wide variety of application fields, such as telecommunications, consumer electronics and automotive systems. Some specific design examples of high-voltage mixed-signal ASICs integrated in smart-power IC technologies will be discussed in detail.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Prof. Jan Doutreloigne obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Gent (Belgium) in 1987 and 1992 respectively. His PhD research dealt with the development of a complementary TFT technology for the integration of driver circuits on active matrix LCDs. From 1992 to 1998, he was a full-time lecturer at the University of Cuenca (Ecuador) in the area of electronics, telecommunications and computer sciences. In 1998, he joined the Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST), which is a research facility at the University of Gent as well as an associated laboratory of the Inter-university MicroElectronics Centre (IMEC). Prof. Jan Doutreloigne is appointed as full-time professor at the University of Gent, responsible for conducting research in the area of advanced electronic microsystems and teaching courses in the field of microelectronics. At the same time he is also an R&D manager at IMEC, responsible for leading and coordinating national and European research projects related to microelectronic design. He is currently leading a research team at the CMST laboratory, specialized in the full-custom design of mixed analog-digital high-voltage integrated circuits for various applications (telecommunication equipment, photovoltaic power conversion, large-area lighting systems,…) and the development of advanced high-voltage transistors in smart-power technologies. He is author or co-author of more than 150 papers in international technical journals and conference proceedings, and is inventor of 7 patents.

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