We’re delighted to announce that Prof. José M. de la Rosa of CNM, Seville, will give two Distinguished Lecturer tutorials on “Next-Generation Sigma-Delta Converters: Trends and Challenges in a Digital-Driven World” in both Dublin and Cork on Monday, 26th February and Tuesday 27th February 2018. The tutorials are co- sponsored by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter), University College Dublin, Xilinx, MCCI, and CONNECT.


Prof. José M. de la Rosa

José M. de la Rosa received the M.S. degree in Physics in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics in 2000, both from the University of Seville, Spain. Since 1993 he has been working at the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE), which is its turn part of the Spanish Microelectronics Center (CNM) of the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). He is also a Full Professor at the Dept. of Electronics and Electromagnetism of the University of Seville.

These tutorials will present an overview of emerging circuits and systems techniques, which are at the forefront of the state of the art in Sigma-Delta Modulators (ΣΔMs), giving rise to a new generation of data converters that will enable an efficient implementation of the so-called software-defined-electronics paradigm. A number of trends, design challenges and new approaches–like RF/GHz-range ΣΔ digitization in wireless transceivers, digital-assisted analog circuits, time/frequency-to-digital conversion and hybrid ΣΔ/Nyquist-rate Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)–are discussed, as well as the implications derived from their integration in deep nanometer CMOS technologies. Main limitations and problems faced by cutting-edge designs are identified, giving a didactic explanation of them, well supported by an exhaustive statistics-based analysis of over 500 outstanding ΣΔM Integrated Circuits (ICs) in the frontiers of data conversion. Main tendencies, research opportunities and perspectives on the evolution of data converters are envisioned, highlighting how ΣΔM-based analog/digital interfaces can improve their performance and efficiency in an increasingly digital-driven world.

About Prof. José M. de la Rosa

José M. de la Rosa received the M.S. degree in Physics in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics in 2000, both from the University of Seville, Spain. Since 1993 he has been working at the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE), which is its turn part of the Spanish Microelectronics Center (CNM) of the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). He is also a Full Professor at the Dept. of Electronics and Electromagnetism of the University of Seville.

His main research interests are in the field of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, especially high-performance data converters, including analysis, behavioral modeling, design and design automation of such circuits. In these topics, Dr. de la Rosa has participated in a number of Spanish and European research and industrial projects, and has co-authored some 200 international publications, including journal and conference papers, book chapters and the books Systematic Design of CMOS Switched-Current Bandpass Sigma-Delta Modulators for Digital Communication Chips (Kluwer, 2002), CMOS Cascade Sigma-Delta Modulators for Sensors and Telecom: Error Analysis and Practical Design (Springer, 2006), Nanometer CMOS Sigma-Delta Modulators for Software Defined Radio (Springer, 2011) and CMOS Sigma-Delta Converters: Practical Design Guide (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2013).

Dr. de la Rosa is an IEEE Senior Member, Member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE-Spain Section, and a member of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, where he has served as Chair of the Spain Chapter during the term 2016-2017. He is currently the Deputy Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs and he served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, where he received the 2012-2013 Best Associate Editor Award and served as Guest Editor of the Special Issue on the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) in 2013 and 2014. He served also as Guest Editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE J. on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems on Next-Generation Delta-Sigma Converters. He is a member of the Steering Committee of IEEE MWSCAS and he has also involved in the organizing and technical committees of diverse international conferences, among others IEEE ISCAS, IEEE MWSCAS, IEEE ICECS, IEEE LASCAS, IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC and DATE. He served as TPC chair of IEEE MWSCAS 2012, IEEE ICECS 2012 and IEEE LASCAS 2015. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (term 2017-2018).

These events are free to MCCI members.

Registration Details

Admission is free but space is limited. All attendees must pre-register.

To register for Dublin event please e-mail peter.kennedy@ucd.ie before 22 February with the subject “DLR”.The body of the email should contain the following information for each proposed attendee:Name Company/College Name Email Address Nationality

To register for Cork event please e-mail catherine.walsh@mcci.ie before 22nd February ith the subject “DLR”.The body of the email should contain the following information for each proposed attendee:Name Company/College Name Email Address Nationality.

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