Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Analytical Synthesis Method - A New Mathematical Design Method for the Analog Circuit Design

Professor Chun-Ming Chang
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Chung Yuan Christian University
Chung-Li, Taiwan 32023
R. O. China

Abstract: Analytical Synthesis Method (ASM) has been presented in several papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems since 2003. It is one of the powerful design methods in the field of analog circuit design. It is the method using a succession of innovative algebra manipulation operations to decompose a complicated transfer function representing the relationship between the output and the input signals of a design project into many simple equations feasible by using the corresponding simple sub-circuitries. The simple sub-circuitries can be constructed by the desired configuration of the element such as the single-ended-input operational transconductance amplifiers (OTAs) and the grounded capacitors, both of which are used for absorbing and reducing the shunt parasitic capacitance and lead to have more precise output responses. In addition to this, the ASM can control the number of the terms in the complicated decomposition process such that the number of both active and passive components used in the circuit is the least compared to the previously reported ones. Then, the ASM is the only one method which can simultaneously achieve the three important criteria for the design of OTA-C circuits without trade-off.
Due to the flexibility of the ASM, the simple sub-circuitries used in the circuit design can be changed and chosen according to different necessities for the target of the circuit design. For example, if the reduction of the number of the active and passive components used in the circuit is more important than the type of the element configurations like single-ended-input/differential-input OTAs and grounded/floating capacitors due to the consideration about power consumption, chip area, noise, and total parasitics……, etc., the minimum component OTA-C circuit can also be investigated and developed successfully using the ASMs. The fully flexible characteristic and the real demonstration in the literature of the ASM may make it be one of the most prospective methods in the field of analog circuit design in the near future.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Chun-Ming Chang received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R. O. C. in 1975 and 1977, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2004.
In 1979, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, R. O. C., as a Lecturer. After one year, he transferred to the Department of Electronic Engineering, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C. In 1982, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, R.O.C., where he became an Associate Professor and a Full Professor in 1985 and 1991, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and leader of the Electronic Circuits Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University. He is also a departmental teacher promotion committee member and a college teacher promotion committee member. He was the chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering of Chung Yuan Christian University from 1995 to 1999. His research interests are divided into two parts: network synthesis and analog circuit design before and after 1991, respectively. The improvement for the approach technique to factorize a paramount matrix used in network synthesis and proposed by Professor I. Cederbaum let him be promoted to a Full Professor in 1991. He has published over 70 SCI papers, in which the most famous is the invention of a new analytical synthesis method for the design of analog circuits which can, for the first time, simultaneously achieve three important criteria for the design of OTA-C filters without trade-offs. Using a succession of innovative algebra manipulation operations, a complicated nth-order transfer function can be decomposed into a set of simple equations feasible using the single-ended-input OTAs and grounded capacitors. Several IEEE Transaction papers on Circuits and Systems with analytical synthesis method have been published in the literature since 2003. Recently, he was invited as the Plenary Speaker of the (i) 7th WSEAS International Conference on Instrumentation, Measurement, Circuits and Systems (IMCAS ’08), Hangzhou China, April 6-8, 2008; (ii) 8th WSEAS International Conference on Electronics, Hardware, Wireless and Optical Communications (EHAC’09), University of Cambridge, UK, February 21-23, 2009; and (iii) 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (MACMESE’09), Baltimore USA, November 7-9, 2009. He is in the process of writing his professional textbook: "Analog Circuit Design---Analytical Synthesis Method".
Prof. Chang is a senior member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

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