Sensor Circuit Design K. Makinwa

Start date: 19 November 2020

Duration: 1.5 hour class, 9:30 to 11:00 am, on Thursdays & Fridays for 4 weeks (excl. 3-4 Dec)

Location: Online course

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members €300 pp; Non-members €450 pp

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course provides 8 x 1.5 hour lectures across 4 weeks from Prof. Kofi Makinwa on analog sensor circuit design, in which he is a respected expert.

Learning outcomes

  • Latest Sensor Circuit Design techniques

Who is the course for?

Experienced analog IC designers, who wish to deepen their knowledge about Sensor Circuit design and learn from a world class expert on this topic.


1.5 hour online class each day 9:30 to 11:00 am on Thursdays and Fridays over 4 weeks from 19th Nov to 18 Dec (no classes on 3 & 4 Dec):

A) Silicon sensors (CMOS sensing modalities)
B) Smart sensor design (a methodology + case study)
C) Efficient Bridge to digital conversion
D) Energy-efficient amplifiers (inverter-based, current-reuse)
E) Voltage and frequency references
F) Temperature sensors
G) Magnetic field sensors
H) Current Sensors

Trainer Profile

Prof. Kofi Makinwa holds degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (B.Sc., M.Sc.), Philips International Institute, Eindhoven (M.E.E.), and Delft University of Technology, Delft (Ph.D.). Prof. Makinwa is currently an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Engineering and Head of the Microelectronics Department at Delft University of Technology.
Prof. Makinwa has extensive experience lecturing at TU Delft and providing professional training courses via the MEAD Education service on Analog Design topics in his areas of expertise: Design of precision analog circuits, sigma-delta ADCs, low-offset amplifiers, voltage and frequency references, sensor interface circuits and smart sensors.
Prof. Makinwa holds 30+ patents, has authored or co-authored 250+ technical papers and 10 books, and has co-edited 6 more. He is currently the Analog Subcommittee Chair of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He is a co-organizer of the Advances in Analog Circuit Design (AACD) workshop, as well as the Sensor Interfaces Meeting. He has served as a Guest Editor of the Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), as a Distinguished Lecturer and is an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.
For his Ph.D. research, Dr. Makinwa was awarded the title of ‘Simon Stevin Gezel’ by the Dutch Technology Foundation (STW). Together with his students, he has received two JSSC best paper awards, as well as 13 other best paper awards from major conferences, including the ISSCC, the VLSI Symposium and Transducers. At the 60th anniversary of ISSCC, he was recognized as one of its top ten contributing authors, as well as the second most prolific in the preceding decade. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), an IEEE Fellow and a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the society’s flagship journal.


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