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IMA Hot Topics Workshop
Modeling and Analysis of Noise in Integrated Circuits and Systems
August 29-30, 2000


Sponsored in part by Motorola

Organizing Committee:

Alper Demir
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
alpdemir@research.bell-labs.com

Kiran Gullapalli
Motorola Inc.
kiran@adttx.sps.mot.com

Boris Rozovskii
Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences
University of Souther California
rozovski@math.usc.edu

and

Jacob White
Research Laboratory of Electronics
MIT
white@rle-vlsi.mit.edu

Advisory member: Len Borucki
Motorola
borucki@act.sps.mot.com

This workshop is driven by the need to extract information from noisy, weak signals in electronic devices, such as those used in communications. In order to be able to deal with noise, it is essential that it is modeled in the appropriate context, and that it is carefully analyzed. Noise in circuits come from a number of sources and can take several forms -- shot noise, flicker, thermal noise, etc. Understanding how noise is generated at various sources, and how it is propagated in a system, is critical to the design and operation of integrated circuits and systems.

The focus of the workshop is the modeling and analysis of noise/interference in integrated circuits and systems. The goal is to bring together scientists working in device noise modeling, circuit design, circuit simulation, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, and numerical analysis to discuss the underlying physical principles, design considerations, the mathematical formalisms, and numerical methods used in dealing with the problem. The 2-day workshop will consist of invited lectures and discussions sessions. The intention is to forge synergy through a multidisciplinary effort.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Tuesday
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:30 am Coffee and Registration

Reception Room EE/CS 3-176

9:00 am Willard Miller, Fadil Santosa, and Kiran Gullapalli Introduction
9:10 am Jacob White
MIT
Matrix-Implicit Iterative Algorithms in RF Circuit Noise Analysis
9:50 am Alper Demir
Bell Labs
Modeling and Analysis of Communication Circuit Performance using Markov Chains and Efficient Graph Representations
10:30 am Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00 am -11:40am Paul Tupper
Stanford University

Deterministic Systems that Approximate Stochastic Processes: Analysis and Numerics

Talk   pdf   postscript

1:30 pm Franz X. Kärtner
Universität Karlsruhe

Noise in Optical Systems

Talks   pdf    powerpoint

2:10 pm Tyrone E. Duncan
University of Kansas

Fractional Gaussian Noise in Linear Systems

Talk

2:50 pm Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:20 pm Joel Phillips
Cadence Berkeley Labs
Perspectives on RF Integrated Circuit Noise Analysis: Part I: Industrial Experiences with Noise Analysis in RF Circuits
4:00-4:40 pm Discussion - Kiran Gullapalli (leader)  
5:00 pm IMA Tea IMA East, 400 Lind Hall A variety of appetizers and beverages will be served.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:45 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:00 am Amit Mehrotra
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Noise Analysis Issues in RF Circuits

Talk    pdf

9:40 am Daniel Ocone
Rutgers University
Controlling Noisy Systems
10:20 am Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
10:40 am Baolin Yang
Cadence Design Systems
Perspectives on RF Integrated Circuit Noise Analysis: Part II: Noise Analysis Techniques in RF Circuit Simulators
11:20 am-12:00 pm Geoffrey Coram
MIT

Thermodynamically Valid Noise Models for Nonlinear Devices

Talk    pdf    postscript

1:30 pm James Kakalios
University of Minnesota
Non-Gaussian Noise Processes in Amorphous Silicon
2:10--2:50 pm Stanislav Molchanov
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Testing of RNG: Some Theoretical Results and their Practical Applications
Tuesday

List of Confirmed Participants

as of 8/25/2000
Name Department Affiliation
Len Borucki   Motorola
Geoffrey Coram   Analog Devices, Inc.
Alper Demir Design Principles Research Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Tyrone Duncan Mathematics University of Kansas
Kiran Gullapalli   Motorola Inc.
Claus Hillermeier   Siemens AG
Franz Kaertner IHQ Universitat Karlsruhe
James Kakalios Physics University of Minnesota
Kevin Kerns   Avant! Corporation
Amit Mehrotra Elec. & Comp. Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stanislav Molchanov Mathematics University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Daniel Ocone Mathematics Rutgers University
Alan Parks Mathematics Lawrence University
Joel Phillips Cadence Berkeley Labs Cadence Design System, Inc.
Venkatesan Rajappan ECE University of Minnesota
Boris Rozovskii Center for Applied Mathematicatical Sciences University of Southern California
Rupesh Shelar ECE University of Minnesota
Paul Tupper SCCM Program Stanford University
Ananada Weerasinghe Mathematics Iowa State University
Laurens Weiss Memory Products MP PTS Infineon Technologies
Jacob White Research Laboratory of Electronics MIT
Baolin Yang   Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


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