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2017

A 10b 1.5GS/s Pipelined SAR ADC with Background Second-Stage Common-Mode Regulation and Offset Calibration in 14nm CMOS FinFET
L. Kull, D. Luu, C. Menolfi, M. Braendli, P. A. Francese, T. Morf, M. Kossel, H. Yüksel, A. Cevrero, I. Özkaya, T. Toifl
2017 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference “ISSCC” (accepted for publication)

A 64 Gb/s 1.42 pJ/bit NRZ Optical Receiver Data-Path in 14nm CMOS FinFET
A. Cevrero, I. Özkaya, P. A. Francese, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Brändli, D. Kuchta, L. Kull, J. Proesel, M. Kossel, D. Luu, Y. Leblebici, T. Toifl
2017 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference “ISSCC” (accepted for publication)

A 10 W On-Chip Switched Capacitor Voltage Regulator with Feedforward Regulation Capability for Granular Microprocessor Power Delivery
T. Meyer Andersen, F. Krismer, J. Kolar, T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, L. Kull, T. Morf, M. A. Kossel, M. Braendli, P. A. Francese
IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics 32(1), 378-393, 2017

Modeling and Pareto Optimization of On-Chip Switched Capacitor Converters
T. Meyer Andersen, F. Krismer, J. Kolar, T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, L. Kull, T. Morf, M. A. Kossel, M. Braendli, P. A. Francese
IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics 32(1), 363-377, 2017


2016

A 4.1 pJ/b 25.6 Gb/s 4-PAM Reduced-State Sliding-Block Viterbi Detector in 14 nm CMOS
H. Yüksel, M. Braendli, A. Burg, G. Cherubini, R. D. Cideciyan, P. A. Francese, S. Furrer, M. Kossel, L. Kull, D. Luu, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, T. Toifl
Proc. 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference “ESSCIRC”, pp. 309-312, 2016

A 30Gb/s 0.8pJ/b 14nm FinFET Receiver Data-Path
P. A. Francese, M. Braendli, C. Menolfi, M. Kossel, T. Morf, L. Kull, A. Cevrero, H. Yüksel, I. Özkaya, D. Luu, T. Toifl
Proc International Solid-State Circuits Conference “ISSCC 2016,” San Francisco, CA , pp. 408-409

CMOS ADCs towards 100 GS/s and beyond
L. Kull, D. Luu, P. A. Francese, C. Menolfi, M. Braendli, M. A. Kossel, T. Morf, A. Cevrero, I. Özkaya, H. Yüksel, T. Toifl
Proc. 38th IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC (CSIC) Symposium, Austin, TX, 2016

Design Considerations for 50G+ Backplane Links
T. Toifl, M. Braendli, A. Cevrero, P. A. Francese, M. Kossel, L. Kull, D. Luu, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, I. Özkaya, H. Yüksel
Proc. 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference “ESSCIRC”, pp. 477-482, 2016

Feedback Delay Reduction of Tomlinson-Harashima Precoder in 14-nm CMOS via Pipelined MAC Units Operated Entirely with CSA Arithmetic
M. A. Kossel, M. Braendli, P. A. Francese, L. Kull, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, T. Toifl, A. Cevrero, D. Luu, I. Özkaya, H. Yüksel
IET Electronics Letters 52(23), 1906, 2016

Implementation of Low-Power 6-8b 30-90 GS/s Time-Interleaved ADCs with Optimized Input Bandwidth in 32 nm CMOS
L. Kull, J. Pliva, T. Toifl, M. Schmatz, P. A. Francese, C. Menolfi, M. Braendli, M. A. Kossel, T. Morf, T. Meyer Andersen, Y. Leblebici
IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits 51(3), 636-648, 2016


2015

A 0.6-1.2 THz Monolithic Imaging Array
D. Corcos, M. Kaminski, D. Elad, T. Morf, W.T.S. Saha, U. Drechsler, L. Kull, A. Bischof, Y. Zha
40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz), 2015

Antenna-Coupled MOSFET Bolometers for Uncooled THz Sensing
D. Corcos, N. Kaminski, E. Shumaker, O. Markish, D. Elad, T. Morf, U. Drechsler, W.T. Silatsa Saha, L. Kull, K. Wood, U.R. Pfeiffer, J. Grzyb
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology 5(6), 902-913, 2015

Challenges in Implementing High-Speed, Low Power ADCs in CMOS
L. Kull
Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 2015

A 3.62 pJ/b 56 Gb/s 4-PAM Receiver With 6-Bit TI-SAR ADC and Quarter-Rate Speculative 2-Tap DFE in 32 nm CMOS
H. Yueksel, L. Kull, A. Burg, M. Braendli, P. Buchmann, P.A. Francese, C. Menolfi, M. Kossel, T. Morf, T.M. Andersen, D. Luu, T. Toifl
41st European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), 2015

A 5.9mW/Gb/s 7Gb/s/pin 8-lane single-ended RX with crosstalk cancellation scheme using a XCTLE and 56-tap XDFE in 32nm SOI CMOS
A. Cevrero, C. Aprile, P.A. Francese, U. Bapst, C. Menolfi, M. Braendli, M. Kossel, T. Morf, L. Kull, H. Yueksel, I. Oezkaya, Y. Leblebici, V. Cevher, T. Toifl
Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI Circuits), 2015

A Feedforward Controlled On-Chip Switched-Capacitor Voltage Regulator Delivering 10W in 32nm SOI CMOS
T.M. Andersen, F. Krismer, J.W. Kolar, T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, L. Kull, T. Morf, M. Kossel, M. Brandii, P.A. Francese
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2015

Continuous-Time Linear Equalization with Programmable Active-Peaking Transistor Arrays in a 14-nm FinFET 2 mW/Gb/s 16 Gb/s 2-tap Speculative DFE Receiver
P.A. Francese, T. Toifl, M. Braendli, C. Menolfi, M. Kossel, T. Morf, L. Kull, T.M. Andersen, H. Yueksel, A. Cevrero, D. Luu
IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2015

Low Power CMOS ADCs for 100+Gb/s Wireline Communications
Lukas Kull
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Forum (ISSCC), 2015

Antenna-Coupled THz Sensors on-Chip
Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminski, and Danny Elad, Thomas Morf, Ute Drechsler, Lukas Kull
IEEE / Israel EMC Conference, 2015

Energy-Efficient High-Speed SAR ADCs in CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
High-Performance AD and DA Converters, IC Design in Scaled Technologies, and Time-Domain Signal Processing, pp. 45-63, Springer, 2015


2014

A 16 Gb/s 3.7 mW/Gb/s 8-Tap DFE Receiver and Baud-Rate CDR with 31 kppm Tracking Bandwidth
P. A. Francese, T. Toifl, P. Buchmann, M. Braendli, C. Menolfi, M. A. Kossel, T. Morf, L. Kull, T. Meyer Andersen
IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits 49(11), 2490-2502, 2014

A 110 mW 6 bit 36 GS/s interleaved SAR ADC for 100 GBE occupying 0.048 mm 2 in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Jan Pliva, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, others
2014 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 89-92

Modeling and optimization method for thermal THz sensing with MOS transistors
Dan Corcos, Danny Elad, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf
Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz), 2014 39th International Conference on, pp. 1--2

A 90GS/s 8b 667mW 64× interleaved SAR ADC in 32nm digital SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2014 IEEE International, pp. 378-379

A DDR3/4 memory link TX supporting 24-40 Ω, 0.8-1.6 V, 0.8-5.0 Gb/s with slew rate control and thin oxide output stages in 22-nm CMOS SOI
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, Matthias Brandli, Thomas Morf, Lukas Kull, Toke M. Andersen, Hazar Yueksel
European Solid State Circuits Conference, pp. 135-138, 2014

A deep trench capacitor based 2: 1 and 3: 2 reconfigurable on-chip switched capacitor DC-DC converter in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Toke M Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann W Kolar, Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, Matthias Brandli, Peter Buchmann, others
29th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), pp. 1448-1455, 2014

A 3.5 pJ/bit 8-tap-feed-forward 8-tap-decision feedback digital equalizer for 16Gb/s I/Os
Thomas Toifl, Peter Buchmann, Troy Beukema, Michael Beakes, Matthias Brandli, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Marcel Kossel, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf
40th European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp. 455-458, 2014

A 16 Gb/s receiver with DC wander compensated rail-to-rail AC coupling and passive linear-equalizer in 22 nm CMOS
Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl, Matthias Braendli, Peter Buchmann, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Hazar Yueksel
European Solid-State Circuits Conference, pp. 435-438, 2014

A sub-ns response on-chip switched-capacitor DC-DC voltage regulator delivering 3.7 W/mm 2 at 90\% efficiency using deep-trench capacitors in 32nm SOI CMOS
Toke Meyer Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann Walter Kolar, Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, Matthias Brandli, Peter Buchmann, others
Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2014 IEEE International, pp. 90-91

Wide bandwidth room-temperature THz imaging array based on antenna-coupled MOSFET bolometer
Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Lukas Kull, Dan Corcos, Danny Elad, Noam Kaminski, Ullrich R Pfeiffer, Richard Al Hadi, others
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical215, 96-104, Elsevier, 2014


2013

A 4.6 W/mm2 Power Density 86% Efficiency On-Chip Switched Capacitor DC-DC Converter in 32 nm SOI CMOS
T. Meyer Andersen, F. Krismer, J.W. Kolar, T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, L. Kull, T. Morf, M. Kossel, M. Braendli, P. Buchmann, P.A. Francese
Proc. Twenty-Eighth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conf. and Exposition “APEC,” Long Beach, CA , 2013

Room-Temperature THz Imaging Based on Antenna-Coupled MOSFET Bolometer
T. Morf, B. Klein, M. Despont, U. Drechsler, L. Kull, D. Corcos, D. Elad, N. Kaminski, M. Braendli, C. Menolfi, M. Kossel, P.A. Francese, T. Toifl, D. Plettemeier
Proc. 26th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems “MEMS 2013,” Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 745-748

A 10 Gb/s 8-Tap 6b 2-PAM/4-PAM Tomlinson-Harashima Precoding Transmitter for Future Memory-Link Applications in 22-nm SOI CMOS
M. A. Kossel, T. Toifl, P. A. Francese, M. Braendli, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, L. Kull, T. Meyer Andersen, T. Morf
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 48(12), 3268-3284, 2013

A 3.1 mW 8b 1:2 GS/s Single-Channel Asynchronous SAR ADC with Alternate Comparators for Enhanced Speed in 32 nm Digital SOI CMOS
L. Kull, T. Toifl, M. Schmatz, P. A. Francese, C. Menolfi, M. Braendli, M. A. Kossel, T. Morf, T. Meyer Andersen, Y. Leblebici
IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits 48(12), 3049-3058, 2013

A 35mW8 b 8.8 GS/s SAR ADC with low-power capacitive reference buffers in 32nm Digital SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), pp. C260-C261, 2013

A 16Gb/s 3.7 mW/Gb/s 8-tap DFE receiver and baud rate CDR with 30kppm tracking bandwidth
Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl, Peter Buchmann, M Brandli, Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Morf, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Alessandro Cevrero
IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 33-36, 2013

An 8Gb/s 1.5 mW/Gb/s 8-tap 6b NRZ/PAM-4 Tomlinson-Harashima precoding transmitter for future memory-link applications in 22nm CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, Matthias Brandli, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 408-409, 2013

A 5.7 mW/Gb/s 24-to-240 Ω 1.6 Gb/s thin-oxide DDR transmitter with 1.9-to-7.6 V/ns clock-feathering slew-rate control in 22nm CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, M Brandli, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 310-311, 2013

Design of a wide-bandwidth on-chip antenna for uncooled passive THz imaging
Bernhard Klein, Thomas Morf, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminski, Danny Elad, Lukas Kull, Matthias Braendli, Thomas Toifl, others
International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT), pp. 79-82, 2013


2009

Antenna coupled far-infrared/THz detector in CMOS
T. Morf, J. Weiss, L. Kull, H. Rothuizen, T. Toifl, M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, G. von Bueren, T. Brunschwiler, M. Schmatz
Electronics Letters 45(25), 1321-1323, IET, 2009