General Information

General Information

The aim of the Workshop on Advances in Analog Circuit Design (AACD) is to bring together a large group of people working at the frontiers of analog circuit design, to study and discuss possibilities and future developments.

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). The latest editions were held in:

  • 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).

This year the 22nd edition of the AACD workshop will take place in Grenoble, France, from April 16th to April 18th, 2013 at MINATEC and will cover the following topics:

  • Frequency References
    Chairman: Kofi Makinwa
  • Power management for SoC
    Chairman: Andrea Baschirotto
  • Smart Wireless Interfaces
    Chairman: Pieter Harpe

Grenoble is characterized by a rich high-tech industrial ecosystem.

Moreover, Grenoble is ranked second in France for education and research in science and technology.

Therefore, Grenoble represents the perfect framework for a cutting-edge workshop, such as AACD.