ACCD 2020 Postponement


The AACD organising committee along with the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society UK & Ireland Chapter places the health and safety of our participants of utmost importance. Due to the growing concerns related to COVID19 and its impact on our community’s ability to travel to the workshop, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 workshop until next year. We now plan to hold AACD 2021 on March 22-24th in Cork, Ireland. The program topics and subject to availability, the speakers and titles will remain the same, though with up to date insights. While we were not expecting to make this kind of change so close to the date, the technical and organising committees felt that the real value of attending AACD and where our participants really benefit from the workshop format, is from the in-person presentations followed by the discussion and debate typically raised by the talks. We understand that many companies are restricting travel, and a reduced attendance or indeed a virtual format would not lead to the same level of insights or takeaways for our participants. AACD Organising Committee

TOPICS

Analog Circuits for Machine Learning

Monday 6th April

  1. Navigating the Hype – A Machine Learning Primer for Circuit Designers – Boris Murmann (Stanford)
  2. Mixed-signal compute and memory fabrics for deep neural networks –  Boris Murmann (Stanford)
  3. Analog RRAM for computation and supporting circuits – Mike Flynn (University of Mich)
  4. Analog circuits for deep learning networks – Shih-Chii Liu (UZH and ETHZ)
  5. SPIRIT: a mixed-signal SNN with co-integrated CMOS neurons and resistive synapses – François Rummens (LETI)
  6. Accelerated neuromorphic computing – Johannes Schemmel (University of Heidelberg)

Current, Voltage, and Temperature Sensors

Tuesday 7th April 

  1. Advancements In Current Sensing for Future Automotive Applications – Andreas Kucher (Infineon-Austria)
  2. Next Generation Current Sense Interfaces For The IoT Era – Paul Walsh (Cypress Semiconductor, Ireland)
  3. Precision Voltage Sensing In Deep Sub-Micron And It’s Challenges- Ivan O’ Connell (MCCI, Ireland)
  4. Breaking Unusual Barriers In Sensor Interfaces: From Minimum Energy To Maximum Area Xin (Eindhoven University, The Netherlands)
  5. Thermal Sensor and Reference Circuits based on a Time-Controlled Bias of pn-Junctions in FinFET Technology Matthias Eberlein (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  6. Resistor-Based Temperature Sensors – Sining Pan  (University Delft, The Netherlands)

High-speed Communication

Wednesday 8th April

  1. Advancements In Current Sensing for Future Automotive Applications – Andreas Kucher (Infineon-Austria)
  2. Next Generation Current Sense Interfaces For The IoT Era – Paul Walsh (Cypress Semiconductor, Ireland)
  3. Precision Voltage Sensing In Deep Sub-Micron And It’s Challenges- Ivan O’ Connell (MCCI, Ireland)
  4. Breaking Unusual Barriers In Sensor Interfaces: From Minimum Energy To Maximum Area Xin (Eindhoven University, The Netherlands)
  5. Thermal Sensor and Reference Circuits based on a Time-Controlled Bias of pn-Junctions in FinFET Technology Matthias Eberlein (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  6. Resistor-Based Temperature Sensors – Sining Pan  (University Delft, The Netherlands)

The workshop…

The workshop lasts three days and runs yearly since 1992, covering every year covers three specific topics in the field on analog design (one topic per day). MCCI (Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland) will host AACD 2020 in Cork, Ireland

Previous workshops were held in:

  • Milan, Italy in 2019
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 2018 (Analog Techniques for Power Constrained Applications, Sensors for Mobile Devices, Energy Efficient Amplifiers and Drivers).
  • Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 2017 (ADCs, Sensor Design for IoT, Sub-1 V and Advanced-Node Analog Circuit Design).
  • Villach, Austria in 2016 (Contnuous-Time ΣΔ Modulators for Transceivers, Automotive Electronics, Power Management).
  • Neuchatel, Switzerland in 2015 (Efficient Sensor Interfaces, Advanced Amplifiers, Low Power RF Systems).
  • Lisbon, Portugal in 2014 (Topics: High-Performance AD and DA Converters, IC Design in Scaled Technologies, Time-Domain Signal Processing).
  • Grenoble, France in 2013 (Topics: Frequency References, Power Management for SoC, Smart Wireless Interfaces).
  • Valkenburg, The Netherlands in 2012 (Topics: Nyquist A/D Converters, Capacitive Sensor Interfaces, Beyond Analog Circuit Design).
  • Leuven, Belgium in 2011 (Topics: Low Voltage Low Power Data Converters, Short Range Wireless Front-Ends, Power Management and DC-DC).
  • Graz, Austria in 2010 (Topics: Robust Design, Sigma-Delta Converters, RFID).
  • Lund, Sweden in 2009 (Topics: Smart Data Converters, Filters on Chip, Multimode Transmitters).
  • Pavia, Italy in 2008 (Topics: High-Speed Clock and Data Recovery, High-Performance Amplifiers, Power Management).

Scope

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a restricted group of less than 100 people, who are personally advancing the frontiers of analog circuit design, and to brainstorm on new possibilities and future developments.

The workshop is held in places where a sufficient number of experts are available in the immediate area. Proceedings are available at the workshop. Afterwards a book is edited of the revised proceedings. The program is made up by the program committee. The workshop is organized by the chairman of the local organization committee.

  • The workshop is preferably held in April, so as not to clash with other IC design conferences.
  • The workshop is held in a different european country every year.
  • The workshop covers three different topics during three consecutive days.
  • Each day of the workshop consists of six tutorial lectures, ample discussion time and a final panel discussion.

MCCI focuses on delivering high impact research for the semiconductor industry.

Funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IDA, our role is to generate innovative technologies. We are excited to host the AACD 2020 event and welcome you to join us!