CICC

Topics of Interest

Topics of Interest

CICC 2021 presents papers in the following areas:

Analog Circuits and Techniques for areas such as communications, biomedical, aerospace, automotive, energy, environment, analog computing and security applications, ranging from building blocks to silicon sensors, interfaces, and novel clock generation architectures.

Data Converters including but not limited to A/D, D/A, time-to-digital, frequency-to-digital and analog to information converters of all types enabled by new techniques, architectures, or technologies.

Design Foundations for novel digital, analog, mixed-signal, and memory circuit techniques for present and emerging applications (deep learning, autonomous vehicles, IoT, security, quantum computing). Modeling and simulation of advanced CMOS (FinFET, UTTB-SOI) and beyond-CMOS devices (MEMS, GaN, Non-Volatile Memories, STT) to improve design quality, efficiency, and reliability. Design for manufacturing, test, aging, security, and reliability (novel DFT circuits, system-level testing). High-level system modeling, digital/analog design infrastructure, and verification and emulation for complex SoCs.

Digital Circuits, SoCs, and Systems solicit hardware-based papers in technologies that enhance integrated systems including processors, accelerators, memory systems, with applications in artificial intelligence, security, autonomous transportation, cloud computing, sensing, and communication.

Emerging Technologies, Systems, and Applications solicit hardware focused papers in the technologies of tomorrow extending from new device to system integration and applications with focus on, but not limited to:

  • Next-generation technology and sensors including devices, integration, and packaging including nano-primitives, non-silicon based technology, and advanced assembly. Sensor interfaces for MEMS, mm-wave/THz, flexible, printed, large-area and organic electronics, electronic-photonic co-design, and silicon photonics.
  • Biomedical circuits, systems, and applications including neural interfaces, microarrays, lab-on-a-chip, bio-inspired circuits, implantable and/or wearable systems, closed-loop systems with sensing and actuation, medical imaging, and other biosensors including biomedical signal processing SoCs.

Power Management circuits and design techniques including DCDC converters, control and management circuits, linear regulators, wireless power transfer, and other methods for improvements in overall system efficiency and performance.

Wireless Transceivers and RF/mm-Wave Circuits and Systems for low-power, energy-efficient and high performance wireless links, biomedical and sensing networks, IoT applications, cellular connectivity including M2M applications (LTE-M, NB-IoT), emerging broadband and MIMO networks (5G, WLAN), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), millimeter-wave & THz systems (radar, sensing and imaging), frequency synthesis and LO generation.

Wireline and Optical Communications Circuits and Systems for electrical and optical communications, including serial links for intra-chip and chip-to-chip interconnections, high-speed memory and graphics interfaces, backplanes, long-haul, and power line communications; novel I/O circuits for advancing data rates, improving power efficiency, and supporting extended voltage applications; clocking techniques including PLLs and CDRs; components such as equalizers, high-speed ADC-RX/DAC-TX, silicon photonic and optical interface circuitry.