ISSCC Previews: Circuit and System Insights, is a class offered by the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). The course introduces several key circuit concepts and trends in a tutorial fashion, allowing participants to understand and appreciate the broad themes covered in the ISSCC conference.
These Previews are in the form of eleven, 10-to-18 minute modules taught by leading experts that establish the current state-of-the-art in several fields, including wireless and wireline communication, analog, digital, and memory. Each module will have a few optional questions to test the students understanding of the material covered. The eleven modules are:
1. How Far Can We Go With Electrical I/O?, Elad Alon, University of California, Berkeley
2. Exascale Computing—Fact or Fiction?, Shekhar Borkar, Intel
3. Voltage Scaling Limits: How Low Can Vmin Go?, Leland Chang, IBM
4. Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Integrated Circuits in Silicon Technologies: Challenges and Solutions, Payam Heydari, University of California, Irvine
5. Creating Energy Efficient Digital Systems, Mark Horowitz, Stanford University
6. Innovation Trend of Semiconductor Memories, Nicky Lu, Etron Technology, Inc.
7. Techniques and Trade-offs in Low Power Wireless Transceivers, Al Molnar, Cornell University
8. A/D Converter Figures of Merit and Performance Trends, Boris Murmann, Stanford University
9. N-Path Filters, Bram Nauta, University of Twente
10. Impact of Scaling on Analog Design, Willy Sansen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
11. How to Extract Power from a Solar Cell, Stefano Stanzione, IMEC Netherlands
ISSCC is the flagship conference of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and it is the premier forum for presenting advances in solid-state circuits and integrated systems-on-a-chip. The conference, held annually in San Francisco, will celebrate its 62nd anniversary in 2015 and is expected to attract over 3000 circuit experts from around the world. ISSCC 2015 will feature more than 200 stimulating technical papers covering the latest innovations in circuit and system design.