2010 PUBLICATIONS

  1. Q. Zhu, Y. Xu, "A 228 µW 750MHz BPSK Demodulator Based on Injection Locking," in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), Dec. 2010
  2. R. Berenguer, G.Liu, Y. Xu, "A Low Power 77 GHz Low Noise Amplifier with an Area Efficient RF-ESD Protection in 65nm CMOS," in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWL), vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 678-680, Dec. 2010.
     
  3. R. Berenguer, G. Liu, A. Akhiyat, K. Kamtikar, Y. Xu, "Optimization and macromodeling of single-ended sub-nH MCPW based inductors for a 77GHz LNA in 65nm CMOS," in Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS) Conference, Lanzarote, Spain, Nov. 2010.
     
  4. R. Berenguer, G. Liu, A. Akhiyat, K. Kamtikar, Y. Xu, "A 43.5mW 77GHz Receiver Front-End in 65nm CMOS suitable for FM-CW Automotive Radar," in Proc. IEEE Int. Custom Integrated Circuits Conf. (CICC), 2010.
     
  5. R. Berenguer, G. Liu, A. Akhiyat, K. Kamtikar, Y. Xu, "A 117mW 77GHz Receiver Front End in 65nm CMOS with Ladder Structured Tunable VCO," in Proc. Eur. Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ESSCIRC), Sep. 2010, pp. 494-497.
     
  6. Q. Zhu, Y. Xu, "A 228 µW Injection Locked Ring Oscillator based BPSK Demodulator in 65nm CMOS," in Proc. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symp., May. 2010, pp. 497-500.
     
  7. G. Liu, R. Berenguer, A. Akhiyat, K. Kamtikar, Y. Xu, "Configurable MCPW Based Inductor for mm-Wave Circuits and Systems," in
    Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits Systems (ISCAS), May, 2010, pp. 1113-1116.
     
  8.  Q. Zhu, Y. Xu, "Quadrature Sampling for Built-in Analog/RF Spectrum Test," in IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II (TCAS II), Analog Digit. Signal Process., vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 384-388, May 2010.
     

2009 PUBLICATIONS

  1. Qiang Zhu, Yang Xu, "Built-In RFIC Inter-Modulation Testing using Sub-Sampled Monobit Kernel Function", in Radio Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT), Singapore, Dec. 2009, pp. 253-256.  
     
  2. Yang Xu, C. Zhou, M. Shahidehpour "Ultra-low Power Zigbee Wireless Network for Smart Grid Monitor and Control" in Lockheed Martin Special Symposium of Nanotech Conference & Expo, Houston, TX, May 2009 .
     
  3. Yang Xu, Kan-Lin Hsiung, Xin Li, Lawrence Pileggi and Stephen Boyd, "Regular analog/RF integrated circuits design using optimization with recourse including ellipsoidal uncertainty," IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 623-637, May 2009.

2008 PUBLICATIONS  

  1. A. Khaligh, P. Zeng, X. Wu, and Yang Xu, "Hybrid energy harvesting topology for human-powered mobile electronics," in Proc. 34th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Orlando, FL, Nov. 2008, pp. 448-453.
     
  2. X. Wu, A. Khalig and Yang Xu "Modeling, Design and Optimization of Hybrid Electromagnetic and Piezoelectric MEMS Energy Scavengers," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, CA, Sep. 2008,pp. 177-180.

2007 PUBLICATIONS

  1. Yang Xu, K. Wang, T. Pals, A. Hadjichristos, K. Sahota and C. Persico, "A Low-IF CMOS Simultaneous GPS Receiver Integrated in a Multimode Transceiver," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, CA, Sep. 2007, pp. 107-110.
     
  2. X. Li, P. Gopalakrishnan, Yang Xu and L. Pileggi, "Robust Analog/RF Circuit Design with Projection-Based Performance Modeling," IEEE transaction of Computer-Aided Design ,vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 2-15, Jan. 2007.

2006 andBefore PUBLICATIONS  

  1. K. Hsiung, Yang Xu, "A tractable Approximation of Expection-Based Stochastic Posynomial Programs," American Control Conference, 2006. Proceedings. Minneapolis, MN, June 2006, pp. 4588-4590.
     
  2. Yang Xu, P. Gazzerro, et. al, "A Dual-Channel Direct-Conversion CMOS Receiver for Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting," International Solid-State Circuit Conference(ISSCC), San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2006, pp. 2524-2533.
     
  3. Yang Xu, K. Hsiung, X. Li, I. Nausieda, S. Boyd, and L. Pileggi, "OPERA: optimization with ellipsoidal uncertainty for robust analog IC design," in Proc. ACM/IEEE Des. Autom. Conf., 2005, pp. 632-637.
     
  4. Yang Xu and L. Pileggi, "Structured BEOL Mask Configurable RF Integrated Circuits," 30th Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference, 2005. GOMACTech, Apr. 4-7, 2005.
     
  5. Yang Xu, C. Boone and L. Pileggi, "Metal-mask configurable RF circuits," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 1347-1351, Aug. 2004.
     
  6. Yang Xu, C. Boone and L. Pileggi, "Metal-mask configurable RF circuits", IEEE/MTTS RFIC symposium (RFIC), Fort Worth, TX, June 2004, pp. 1347-1351.
     
  7. X. Li, Yang Xu, P. Li, P. Gopalakrishnan and L. Pileggi, "A frequency relaxation approach for analog/RF system-Level simulation," 41th IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2004, pp. 842-847.
     
  8. Yang Xu, L. Pileggi and S. Boyd, "ORACLE: Optimization with Recourse of Analog Circuits including Layout Extraction," 41th IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2004, pp. 151-154.
     
  9. P. Li, Xin Li, Yang Xu and L. Pileggi, "A hybrid approach to nonlinear macromodel generation for time-varying analog circuits," IEEE/ACM Intl. Conf. on Computer-Aided Design, Nov. 2003 , pp. 454-461.
     
  10. X. Li, P. Li, Yang Xu, L. Pileggi, "Analog and RF circuit macromodels for system-level analysis," Design Automation Conference, 2003. Proceedings, June 2-6, 2003, pp. 478-483.
     
  11. Yang Xu, Xin Li, P. Li, Pileggi, L., "Noise Macromodel in Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits," Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, Munich, German, Mar. 2003, pp. 150-155.
     
  12. X. Li, P. Li, Yang Xu, R. Dimaggio and L. Pileggi, "A frequency separation macromodel for system-level simulation of RF circuits," in Proc. of IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC03), Jan. 2003, pp. 891-896.
     
  13. Yang Xu, H. Min "Current Domain CMOS data converter design," Journal of Semiconductor, Jan. 2000.
     
  14. Yang Xu, H. Min "A DDS with compact ROM in Digital Video Encoder," Chinese Microelectronics Journal, Jan. 2000.
     
  15. Yang Xu, H. Min, "A low-power video 10-bit CMOS D/A converter using modified look-ahead circuit," IEEE ASIC/SOC conference, Washington D.C., Sep. 1999, pp. 370-373.
     
  16. Yang Xu, H. Min, "A low-power video 10-bit CMOS D/A converter using modified look-ahead circuit," IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Volume: 45 Issue: 2, pp. 295-298, May 1999.
     
  17. Yang Xu, H. Min "MPEG-1 system demultiplxer," Chinese Microelectronics Journal, Dec. 1997.

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Yang Xu, L. Pileggi, "Configurable Analog and RF Integrated Circuits Design and Optimization," in VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG 2008. ISBN: 978-639-08212-8

PATENTS

  1. Yang Xu, S. Boyd and L. Pileggi, "OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN METHODS FOR CONFIGURABLE ANALOG CIRCUITS AND DEVICES," US patent 7,350,164
     
  2. Yang Xu, Gang Zhang, Prasad S. Gudem "DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR CLOCK DITHERING IN A FRACTIONAL-N PHASE-LOCKED LOOP," US Utility Patent Filed, Feb 2008
     
  3. Yang Xu, Solti Peng "APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DOWNCONVERTING RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS," US Utility Patent Filed, Sep 27, 2007
     
  4. Kevin Wang, Yang Xu, Kamal Sahota, "RECONFIGURABLE ANALOG BASEBAND FILTER FOR LOW-IF AND ZERO-IF RECEIVERS," US Utility Patent Filed, May 24, 2007
     
  5. Yang Xu, Tim Pals, Kevin Wang, "SPS RECEIVER WITH ADJUSTABLE LINEARITY," US Utility Patent Filed, May 2007
     
  6. Yang Xu, L. Pileggi and M. Asheghi, "CONFIGURABLE RF AND ANALOG CIRCUITS USING PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL SWITCHES," US Utility Patent Filed, Aug 1, 2006
     
  7. Xin Li, Yang Xu, Peng Li and Lawrence Pileggi, "ANALOG AND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) SYSTEM-LEVEL SIMULATION USING FREQUENCY RELAXATION," US Utility Patent Filed, Aug 22, 2005.