Sai Weng SIN, Terry冼世榮
Associate Professor
Associate Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Teaching Experience | Research | Professional Services – External | Professional Services – Internal | Professional Review Services |
Honors and Awards | Student Honors and Awards under Advisory | Invited Talks | Scientific Publications | Professional Affiliations | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, China (2008)
  • M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, China (2003)
  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, China (2001)

Professional Experience

  • Deputy Director (Academic), Institute of Microelectronics, University of Macau (2019 – present)
  • Associate Head, Dept. of ECE, FST, University of Macau (2016 – present)
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of ECE, FST, University of Macau (2015 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of ECE, FST, University of Macau (2009 – 2015)
  • Academic Coordinator, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau (2014 – Present)
  • Coordinator, Data and Power Conversion (DP) Innovation Research Center, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau (2017 – Present)
  • Coordinator, Data Conversion and Signal Processing (DCSP) Research Line, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau (2007 – 2017)
  • Co-Coordinator, Integrated Power Research Line, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau (2007 – 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Laboratory, Dept. of EEE, FST, University of Macau (2008 –2009)
  • Senior Research Assistant, Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Laboratory, Dept. of EEE, FST, University of Macau (2007 –2008)

Teaching Experience

B.Sc. Courses

  1. Analog Integrated Circuit Design (ELEC371)
  2. Signals and Systems (ECEN2000/ECEB210/ELEC261)
  3. System Design (ELEC437) / Graduation Project I (ECEN4000/ECEB410)
  4. Project (ELEC402) / Graduation Project II (ECEN4001/ECEB420)

M.Sc. Courses

  1. Advanced Topics in Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (IMSE022/ELCE722)
  2. Microelectronic Circuit Design (IMSE004)
  3. Microelectronic for Telecommunication and Signal Processing (ECEN7009/IMSE011/ELCE711)
  4. Introduction to Research (ECEN7001/IMSE001/ELCE701)
  5. Thesis (ECEN7999/ELCE799)

Ph.D. Courses

  1. Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN8001/ELCE818)
  2. Microelectronics in Signal Processing and Communications (ELCE808)

Research

Research Interests

  • High-Performance Data Converters
            – Pipelined, SAR, Flash, Binary Search, etc…
            – Oversampling Data Converters
  • Analog Integrated Circuits for Artificial Intelligence
  • Power Management Integrate Circuits
  • Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Thesis Co-Supervision

  1. Present
Xueru Cen, LDO-Free Power Management for Nyquist SAR ADCs – Power Supply Ripples Suppression Techniques
  1. Present
Haoyu Gong, LDO-Free Power Management for Delta-Sigma ADCs – Power Supply Ripples Suppression Techniques
  1. Present
Ran Zhang, Power Efficient Analog Machine Learning MAC Processor
  1. Present
Ke Li, Continuous-Time Pipeline Noise-Shaping SAR ADC
  1. Present
Chengzhe Liu, Advanced Techniques for CMOS Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Modulators
  1. Present
Dongyang Jiang, Time-Interleaved Delta-Sigma Modulators with Digital Feedforward Extrapolation
  1. 2020
Mingqiang Guo, Mismatch Calibration Techniques for Low-Power High-Speed Time-Interleaved ADC
  1. 2019
Qi Liang, Low-Power Cascaded Delta-Sigma Modulator for Wideband Telecommunication Applications
  1. 2019
Biao Wang, Resolution Enhancement Techniques for Multi-Bit Incremental ADC
  1. 2018
Xing Dezhi, Advanced Techniques in Analog to Digital Converters
  1. 2018
Jianwei Liu, Design Techniques for Energy Efficient ADCs
  1. 2018
Feng Da, Polyphase Decomposition of Sigma-Delta A/D Converter
  1. 2017
Arshad Hussain, The Design of Passive Sigma-Delta ADC
  1. 2016
Zhong Jianyu, Design of High-Speed, Power-efficient SAR-Type ADCs
  1. 2015
Chi-Hang Chan, Design Techniques and Considerations in Low to Moderate to Low Resolution Power efficient GHz Range ADCs
  1. 2012
U-Fat Chio, Design Techniques for Low-Power High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters using Binary-Search and Subranging Schemes

Master Theses

  1. Present
Qingyu Ma, High-Performance Time-Interleaved Delta-Sigma Converters
  1. Present
Shulin Zhao, High-Resolution Power Efficient Noise-Shaping SAR ADC
  1. Present
Cui Song, Digital Calibration Techniques for CMOS Pipelined Converters
  1. 2020
Haoyu Gong, Oversampling Data Converter with LDO-free Power Management System
  1. 2020
Hanyu Wang, LDO-Free Power Management System for Energy-Harvesting Data Acquisition Applications
  1. 2019
Jixuan Li, On the study of Battery Management System for Fast and High Efficiency Charging
  1. 2019
Hubert Liang, On the study of Programmable Continuous Time Sigma Delta Modulator for Implantable ECG Acquisition Circuit Application
  1. 2018
Jiaji Mao, Low Power Pipelined Analog-to-Digital Converter
  1. 2017
Qin Weiwei, Quick and Cost-efficient Measurement Techniques for High-performance A/D Converters 
  1. 2017
Yan Rongshen, On the Study of Advanced CMOS Operational Amplifiers
  1. 2016
Li Wei, On the Study of Mixed Signal Interface Circuit for Inertial Navigation System
  1. 2016
Ren Yuan, On the study of High DR Multi-Channel Stage-Shared Hybrid Front-End for Integrated Power Electronics Controller
  1. 2013
Yun Du, High-Performance Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulator 
  1. 2015
Yuan Fei, A 10b Pipelined ADC with Nonlinear Digital Background Calibration & 2.5b/stage Opamp Sharing Architecture
  1. 2013
Wenlan Wu, Monotonic Multi-Switching Method for
Ultra-Low-Voltage Energy Efficient SAR ADCs 
  1. 2013
Cheok-Teng Lei, Applying the Novel High Speed Robust Level Converter to a 12-bit Successive Approximation Analog-to-Digital Converters with Dual Supply Domain
  1. 2013
Cai Chenyan, Low Power High Efficiency Excess-Loop-Delay Compensation Techniques in Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Modulators
  1. 2012
Jiang Yang, On the Study of Clock-Jitter Insensitive Circuit Techniques in Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulators
  1. 2012
Peng Zhang, 时间交织型模数转换器时钟偏差校准技术研究(Joint-Supervision with Tsinghua University)
  1. 2012
Zhijie Chen, 应用于生物医学领域的ΣΔ调制器低功耗研究(Joint-Supervision with Tsinghua University)
  1. 2012
Rui Wang, 基于数字校准的流水线逐次逼近模数转换器的芯片实现 (Joint-Supervision with Tsinghua University)
  1. 2011
Guohe Yin, 满足生物医学低功耗需求的模数转换器设计技术研究 (Joint-Supervision with Tsinghua University)
  1. 2011
Chi-Hang Chan, A Study on Comparator and Offset Calibration Techniques in High Speed Nyquist ADCs
  1. 2011
Si-Seng Wong, Design of Analog-to-Digital Converters with Binary Search Algorithm and Digital Calibration Techniques
  1. 2010
Li Ding, Comprehensive Digital Calibration Techniques For High Resolution ADCs
  1. 2010
Kim-Fai Wong, Speed Enhancement Techniques for Comparator-Based Switched-Capacitor Circuits

Bachelor Thesis (16 Projects, 29 B.Sc students)

  1. 2018
Lo Kit Chon, Cheok Ka Hou, A 10b 100MS/s Pipeline Analog-to-Digital Converter
  1. 2017
Leong Hoi Chon, Lam Sao Son, High Performance Pipelined Analog-to-Digital Converter
  1. 2017
Chu Meng Lok, Low quiescent current power management
  1. 2016
Wang Linxuan, Mao Xinwei, Cui Song, Bandwidth mismatch calibration techniques for wideband time-interleaved pipelined analog-to-digital converters
  1. 2014
Jiang Dongyang, Liang Junhao, A 107 dB DR, 106dB SNDR Sigma-Delta ADC Using a Charge-Pump Integrator for Audio Application
  1. 2014
Li Ji Xuan, Zeng Wen Liang, Power Efficient and Fast Charger Techniques Applied for Battery Management System
  1. 2013
Fong Tek Kei, A 103dB Dynamic Range, 106dB SNDR Sigma-Delta ADC for Audio Applications
  1. 2013
Bai Ziwen, A Micropower Management System for Photovoltaic Cells with Maximum Output Power Control
  1. 2012
Zhou Tianxiang, A Multibit Dual-Feedback CT Sigma Delta Modulator with Lowpass Signal Transfer Function
  1. 2012
Cheng Xiaojing, Ding Shixuan, Wideband Time-Interleaved Pipelined ADC using LMS Timing-Skew Calibration Engine for a 4G LTE Smartphone
  1. 2011
Yan Pengyu, Chen Zhiyuan, A 13-bit 64 MS/s Digital Enhanced Pipelined ADC for 4G LTE Application
  1. 2010
Du Yun, He Tao, A 65nm CMOS High-Speed Low-Power Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulator with VCO-Based Quantizer for WiMAX Application
  1. 2009
Jiang Yang, Yu Xiaofeng, Cai Chenyan, A 65nm CMOS High-Speed Low-Power Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulator For 3G WCDMA Receivers
  1. 2009
Fan Wa Pan, Chio Chan Keong, A 1-V 12-bit 200-MS/s Pipelined ADC with Digital Signal-Dependant Dithering Calibration for HDTV Video Analog Frond-End
  1. 2008
Chon-Hei Lei, Background Digital Calibration for Full HD(High-Definition) Video Analog Front-End
  1. 2008
Sio Chan and Li Ding, Low-Power High-Speed Comparator-Based Pipeline ADC for Portable Wireless Devices
  1. 2008
Wai-Hou Chan and Li Xie, A 10-bit 60-MS/s Asynchronous Charge-Sharing SAR ADC in 90-nm CMOS for Mobile TV Applications
  1. 2008
Yin-Sheng Zhao and Seng-Cheong Chao, Comparator-Based Multi-mode Sigma Delta Modulator for 3G Analog Front-End
  1. 2008
Po-Lap Chan and Ka-Cheong Lao, Study of Low Drop-Out Regulators for Power Management in Portable Devices

Funded Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator for the funding proportion in ZUMRI “Research and Development of MaNSoC High-Performance Hardware Acceleration and Information Encryption Techniques / MaNSoC 高能效硬件加速及信息安全技术,” funded by National Key Research and Development Program of China (国家重点研发计划), Ministry of Science and Technology, China, 2019 – 2022.
  • Principal Investigator, “Study of Background Calibration Techniques of Split-Type Analog-to-Digital Converters with Nested and Parallel Split ADC Calibration,” Multi-Year Research Grant, funded by Research Committee of University, 2019 – 2021.
  • Principal Investigator, “Research of Power Efficient Wideband Oversampling Delta-Sigma Modulator ADCs,” funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund, 2018 – 2020.
  • Principal Investigator, “Mismatch- and Supply-Noise-Tolerant Design for Wideband Nyquist Analog-to-Digital Conversion Integrated Circuits,” Multi-Year Research Grant, funded by Research Committee of University, 2018 – 2020.
  • Member, “Research on mm-size Extremely Power-Constrained Implantable ECG System on Chip Design,” Jointly-funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund & National Science Foundation Committee, China (FDCT-NSFC), 2017 – 2019.
  • Principal Investigator, “High-Performance Wideband Data Conversion Interfaces for an Evolving Informative World,” funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund & Match-Fund from RC, UM, 2014 – 2016.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “ASIANS – Advances on Sensor Inertial Aided Navigation Systems,” Multi-Year Research Grant, funded by Research Committee of University, 2012 – 2015.
  • Principal Investigator, “Support in Establishment of State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (Data Conversion and Signal Processing Research Line),” funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund, 2011 – 2013.
  • Principal Investigator, “Research and Development of Comprehensive Data Conversion Platforms in Nanometer CMOS Technology,” funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund, 2010 – 2012.
  • Principal Investigator, “Research and Development of Comprehensive Data Conversion Platforms in Nanometer CMOS Technology,” Match-Fund, funded by Research Committee of University, 2010 – 2012.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Integrated generalized PWM controller for DC-AC inverter,” funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund, 2010 – 2012.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Integrated generalized PWM controller for DC-AC inverter,” Match-Fund, funded by Research Committee of University, 2010 – 2012.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “High-Speed, High-Resolution, Low-Power Analog-to-Digital Conversion System with Emerging Scaled CMOS Technology,” funded by Macau Science and Technology Development Fund, 2007 – 2009.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “High-Speed, High-Resolution, Low-Power Analog-to-Digital Conversion System with Emerging Scaled CMOS Technology,” Match-Fund, funded by Research Committee of University, 2007 – 2009.

Industrial Engineering Projects

  • Advanced IC project developed in the area of Machine Learning ICs, in collaboration with Huawei, China.
  • Advanced IC project developed in the area of low power ADC, in collaboration with AMicro, Zhuhai, China (MoST project).
  • Advanced IC project developed in the area of high-speed Data Converters, in collaboration with Huawei, China.
  • Advanced IC project developed in the area of high-performance DC-DC Converter, in collaboration with Allwinner, China.
  • Advanced IC project developed in the area of high-performance Analog-to-Digital Converter, in collaboration with Hisilicon-Huawei, China.

Professional Services – External

2020 – Present
Associate Editor, IEEE Access
2020 – Present Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II – Express Briefs
2020 External Reviewer, Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.
2019 – Present Board Member, PhD Board Committee, School of Microelectroincs, University of Pavia
2019
Treasurer (Local Organization Committee), The IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), Nov 2019, Macau
2019 Judge, 全澳青少年創新挑戰賽
2013 – Present Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
2013 – Present Student Design Contest Committee Member, The IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
2019 Chair of Award Committee, The IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuits, Technologies and Applications (ICTA)
2018 – Present Chair of Analog Mixed-Signal IC TPC Sub-Committee, The IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuits, Technologies and Applications (ICTA)
2017 – Present
RCM Review Committee Member, The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
2016 Publication Chair, The IEEE Asian South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC)
2015 Review Track Chair, The IEEE TENCON Conference
2015 Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE VLSI-SoC Conference
2015 Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE International Wireless Symposium Conference
2015 Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE ASICON Conference
2011 – 2012 Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE Radio Frequency Integration Technology Conference (RFIT)
2012 Ph.D Defense Examination Committee Member (External), The New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
2011 Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE Sensors 2011 Conference
2009 – 2016 Secretary, IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society (SSCS) Macau Chapter (with 2012 IEEE SSCS Outstanding Chapter Award).
2009 – 2016 Treasurer/Secretary, IEEE Macau CAS/COM Joint Chapter (with 2009 IEEE CAS Chapter of the Year Award).
2009 Review Committee Member (RCM), The 2009 Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia)
Dec 2008 Special-Session Co-Chair & Local Organization Member, IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2008, Macau, China.
Jul 2008 Referee Committee, 2008 Macau’s High-School Student Funny Science Competition, Macau, China
Jul 2006 Technical Session Chair, the Regional Inter-University Postgraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering Conference (RIUPEEEC), 2006, Macau, China
Dec 2004 Financial Committee Co-Chair & Technical Session Co-Chair, 2004 IEEE/IEEJ (7th) International Analog VLSI Workshop, Macau, China

Professional Services – Internal

Aug 2019 – Present Chair, Pedagogic Committee, Institute of Microelectronics, University of Macau
Jan 2019 – Present Chair, Education Committee, Institute of Microelectronics, University of Macau
Jul 2017 – Present Coordinator, Data and Power Conversion (DP) Research Centre, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau
2017 Dec Chair, Academic Promotion Ad-hoc Committee, AMSV, University of Macau
2017 Nov Member, Panel of ECE Principals’ Recommended Admission, ECE,FST, University of Macau
2016 Sept – Present Academic-in-charge of UM-Temple 3+2 program, ECE,FST, University of Macau
2017 Dec – Present Vice-Coordinator of UM-IST 3+2 program, ECE,FST, University of Macau
2016 Jan – Present Coordinator of UM UG Reform – ECE program, ECE,FST, University of Macau
2012 Sept – Present Chair, Program Revision Committee, ECE,FST, University of Macau
2012 – Present Member, Department Executive CommitteeECE,FST, University of Macau
2012 Sept – 2013 Aug Member, Program Accreditation Committee, ECE,FST, University of Macau
Sep 2007 – Jul 2017 Coordinator, Data Conversion and Signal Processing (DCSP) Research Line, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau
Sep 2007 – Jul 2017 Co-Coordinator, Integrated Power Research Line, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau
2011 – 2012 Aug Member of Board of Examiner, ECE, FST, University of Macau
2010 – Present PhD Thesis Proposal Assessment Committee Member, FST, University of Macau
2010 – Present PhD Qualifying Examination Committee Member, FST, University of Macau
2009 – 2010 Member of Establishment Task Force, State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau
2009 – 2011 Mentor, FST, University of Macau
2009 – Present Member of Academic Council, FST, University of Macau.

Professional Review Services

  • Journal
    • IEEE Access
    • IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II – Express Briefs
    • IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
    • Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
    • International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
  • Conferences
    • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
    • IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BIOCAS)
    • IEEE Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics & Electronics (PRIME)
    • IEEE Conference on Asia-Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia)

Honors and Awards

2020
Co-recipient of Second Class, Macau Scientific and Technological Invention Award  澳門科學技術發明獎二等獎
2018 Awardee of Incentive Award Scheme for Outstanding Academic Staff 2017/2018, University of Macau
2016 Co-recipient of Third Class, Macau Scientific and Technological Invention Award  澳門科學技術發明獎三等獎
2014 Co-recipient of Second Class, Macau Scientific and Technological Invention Award  澳門科學技術發明獎二等獎
2012 Co-recipient of Second Class, Macau Scientific and Technological Invention Award  澳門科學技術發明獎二等獎
2012 Co-recipient of Macau Scientific and Technological Special Award  澳門科學技術特別獎勵
2011 (First-time in Macau) Co-recipient of Second Class, State Scientific and Technological Progress Award  (澳門首獲)國家科學技術進步獎二等獎
Nov 2008 Chipidea Microelectronics Prize – Postgraduate Level, for the outstanding academic and research achievement in Microelectronics.(organized by University of Macau)
Jul 2006 Paper with Certificate of Merit, Regional Inter-University Post-graduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering ConferenceIEEE RIUPEEEC’2006.
May 2005 Student Paper Contest Award, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’2005):

Student Honors and Awards under Advisory

Nov 2019
Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuits, Technologies and Applications
Ji-Xuan Li, Sai-Weng Sin, U-Fat Chio, Ya-Jie Wu, Chi-Seng Lam, Rui Paulo Martins, “Digital Battery Management Unit with Built-In Resistance Compensation and Accidental Mutation Protection for Fast and Accurate Charging”
Oct 2019 Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on ASIC (ASICON)
Liang Qi, Sai-Weng Sin, Rui Paulo Martins, “Multibit Sturdy MASH ΔΣ Modulator with Error-shaped Segmented DACs for Wideband Low-power Applications”
Feb 2019 IEEE SSCS Travel Grant Award in 2019 ISSCC Student Research Preview, by PhD student Mingqiang Guo
Jun 2017 IEEE CASS Scholarship, 2017 IEEE PRIME Conference
Mingqiang Guo, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “Split-based time-interleaved ADC with digital background timing-skew calibration,” in IEEE Ph.D Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PRIME), Jun 2017.
Oct 2016 1 students win 2016 Postgraduate Science and Technology Research and Development Award (FDCT)
Jun 2016 Silver Leaf Certificate, 2016 IEEE PRIME Conference
Biao Wang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A high resolution multi-bit incremental converter insensitive to DAC mismatch error,” in IEEE Ph.D Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PRIME), Jun 2016.
Feb 2015 1 student win 2015 IEEE SSCS Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award
Oct 2014 2 students win 2016 Postgraduate Science and Technology Research and Development Award (FDCT)
Nov 2012 4 students win 2012 Postgraduate Science and Technology Research and Development Award (FDCT)
Jun 2012 2012 Best Master Thesis Award in Tsinghua University
By Guohe Yin, 满足生物医学低功耗需求的模数转换器设计技术研究 (Joint-Supervision with Tsinghua University)
Jun 2012 Travel Grant Award, 2012 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Hawaii
Paper: Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R. P. Martins, “A 3.8mW 8b 1GS/s 2b/cycle Interleaving SAR ADC with Compact DAC Structure”
Nov 2011 Student Design Contest Award, IEEE 2011 Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
Paper: Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, Franco Maloberti, “A 35 fJ 10b 160 MS/s Pipelined-SAR ADC with Decoupled Flip-Around MDAC and Self-Embedded Offset Cancellation”
Feb 2011 Silk Road Paper Award, IEEE 2011 Internal Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
Paper: He-Gong Wei, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins and F. Maloberti, “A 0.024mm2 8-bit 400 MS/s SAR ADC with 2-bit per Cycle and Resistive DAC in 65 nm CMOS”
Jun 2012 2nd Runner-upfor the Final Year Project Supervised: Zhao Tianxiang, “A Multibit Dual-Feedback CT Sigma Delta Modulator with Lowpass Signal Transfer Function,” 2012 IEEE Project Competition, Macau
Nov 2009 Third Prizefor the Final Year Project Supervised: Jiang Yang, Yu Xiaofeng, Cai Chenyan, “A 65nm CMOS High-Speed Low-Power Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulator For 3G WCDMA Receivers,” “Challenge Cup” National Intervarsity Science and Technology Competition, China
Sep 2009 Bronze Leaf Certificate, 2009 IEEE PrimeAsia Conference
U-Fat Chio, Hou-Lon Choi, Chi-Hang Chan, Si-Seng Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “Comparator-Based Successive Folding ADC,” IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 117-120, Nov. 2009.
Sep 2009 Championfor the Final Year Project Supervised: Jiang Yang, Yu Xiaofeng, Cai Chenyan, “A 65nm CMOS High-Speed Low-Power Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulator For 3G WCDMA Receivers,” 2009 IEEE Project Competitions, Macau
Sep 2008 Championfor the Final Year Project Supervised: Li Ding, Sio Chan, “A Pseudo-Differential Comparator-Based Pipelined ADC,” 2008 IEEE Project Competitions, Macau
Sep 2008 1st Runner-Upfor the Final Year Project Supervised: Lei Chon Hei, “A Pseudo-Differential Comparator-Based Pipelined ADC,” 2008 IEEE Project Competitions, Macau
Jun 2008 1st Runner-up – Undergraduate Section for the Final Year Project Supervised: Li Ding, Sio Chan, “A Pseudo-Differential Comparator-Based Pipelined ADC with Common Mode Feedforward Technique,” IET Young Members Exhibition and Conference 2008, organized by Young members Section, IET(HK), Hong Kong, China

Invited Talks

  1. “High-Performance CMOS Data and Power Converters” Shanghai Jiaotung University, Shanghai, China, Oct 2020.
  2. “The Design Consideration of High-Performance Analog-to-Digital Converters” Huawei Co., Shenzhen, China, Oct 2020.
  3. “The Design of Fast Transient Response Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Power Converter” Workshop on IC Advances in China (ICAC) 2020  (华人芯片设计技术研讨会) 2020 in Shanghai (Virtual Conference), Jun 2020.
  4. “Exponential Incremental Analog-to-Digital Converters – A Non-Order-Based Approach ” Workshop on IC Advances in China (ICAC) 2020  (华人芯片设计技术研讨会) 2020 in Shanghai (Virtual Conference), Jun 2020.
  5. “Design Techniques for Nanometer CMOS Analog-to-Digital Converters” Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, Dec 2019.
  6. “The Design of High Spectral Purity Wideband Data Converters” University of Electronics, Science and Technology China, Chengdu, China, Nov 2019.
  7. “Fast Transient Response Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Power Converter” Huawei Co., Shenzhen, China, Oct 2019.
  8. “Design Techniques for Nanometer CMOS Analog-to-Digital Converters” Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Jul 2019.
  9. Opening Remark in Advanced IC Summer Course in Zhuhai, Jul 2019.
  10. “The Design of High Spectral Purity Data Converters – from High-Resolution Oversampling to Wideband Nyquist” SKL Workshop, Dongguan, China, Apr 2019.
  11. “The Design of High Linearity Multi-bit Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta Modulator” ICAC (华人芯片设计技术研讨会) Apr 2019.
  12. “Design Techniques for Nanometer CMOS Analog-to-Digital Converters” 物聯網與固態電路國際論壇, Hsingzhu, Taiwan, China, Nov 2018.
  13. “Design Techniques for Nanometer CMOS Analog-to-Digital Converters” University of Electronics, Science and Technology, Chengdu, China, Sept 2018.
  14. “Design Techniques for Nanometer Data Converters,” University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Jun. 2016.
  15. “Energy Efficient SAR-Type ADCs, Part II – Practical Design Case Study,” Tutorial Speaker, International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), Singapore, Dec. 2014.
  16.  “Design Techniques for Nanometer Data Converters,” Invited Speaker, CMOSET 2014 Dec. Grenoble, France, Jul 2014.
  17.  “Macao Chip by Macao People” – Sharing Session on the First State Scientific and Technological Progress Award for Macao澳門人, 澳門” – 澳門首獲國家科學技術進步獎成果分享, Feb. 2012.
  18. “Research and Future Perspective of Data Converters Research”, Academic Committee Meeting, State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, Mar. 2012.
  19.  “Design Techniques for Nanometer Data Converters,” Institute of Superior Technico (IST), Lisboa, Portugal, Mar. 2012.
  20.  “Design Techniques for Nanometer Data Converters,” The New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal, Mar. 2012.
  21. “High-Speed, High-Resolution, Low-Power Analog-to-Digital Conversion System with Emerging Scaled CMOS Technology”, FDCT Project Presentation, Macau Science and Technology Development Fund, Nov. 2011.
  22.  “Design Techniques for Nanometer Data Converters,” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, Dec. 2010.
  23. “Macau Microelectronics Development – Histories and Prospects” University of Macau, Macau, Oct. 2009 and Nov 2010.
  24.  “Introduction to the Research in Data Conversion and Signal Processing Research Line at University of Macau,” Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, Nov 2009.
  25.  “Introduction to the Research in Data Conversion and Signal Processing Research Line at University of Macau,” Fudan University, Shanghai, May 2009.

Scientific Publications

Book

  1. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “Generalized Low-Voltage Circuit Techniques for Very High-Speed Time-Interleaved Analog-to-Digital Converters, Analog Circuits and Signal Processing, Springer,  Oct. 2010.
    Printed version:     (ISBN: 978-90-481-9709-5)
    e-Book:   (ISBN: 978-90-481-9710-1)
    Link: http://www.springer.com/engineering/electronics/book/978-90-481-9709-5

Patents

  1. Biao Wang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, “Single-Loop Linear-Exponential Multi-Bit Incremental Analog-to-Digital Converter “, US Patent No. 10,644,718 B1, from 5th May, 2020.
  2. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Martins, “Limit cycle oscillation reduction technique for digital low dropout regulators,” US Patent No. 9,946,281 B1, from 17th Apr, 2018.
  3. Sai-Weng Sin, Li Ding, Yan Zhu, He-Gong Wei, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, F.Maloberti, “Time-Interleaved Pipelined-SAR Analog to Digital Converter with Low  Power Consumption,” US Patent, No. 8,427,355, from 23rd Apr, 2013.
  4. Sai-Weng Sin, Li Ding, Yan Zhu, He-Gong Wei, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, F.Maloberti, “Analog to Digital Converter Circuit(類比至數位轉換器電路),” Taiwan Patent, No. 201242261, Mar 2014.
  5. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P. Martins and Franco Maloberti, “N-Bits Successive Approximation Register Analog-to-Digital Converter Circuit,” US PatentNo: 8,344,931, from 1th Jan, 2013.
  6. He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “Delay Generator,” US patent, No. US8,411,259 B2, May 2013.
  7. U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins and Franco Maloberti, “Analog-to-Digital Converting System (類比數位轉換系統),” Taiwan Patent No: 100103984, 2011.
  8. He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “Delay Generator (延遲產生器),” Taiwan Patent,  No. 201246793, Mar 2014.
  9. U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins and Franco Maloberti, “Cascade Analog to Digital Converting System,” US Patent, No. 8,466,823 B2, 2nd Aug, 2012.
  10. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins “Comparator and Calibration Thereof,” US Patent, No. 13/675311, Jul 2014.

Journal Papers

  1. Ji-Xuan Li, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Seng Lam, U-Fat Chio, Ya-Jie Wu, Rui Paulo Martins, “Digital Battery Management Unit with Built-In Resistance Compensation, Modulated Frequency Detection and Multi-Mode Protection for Fast, Efficient and Safe Charging”, in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, vol.67, no.11, pp. 4063-4074, Nov 2020.
  2. Wen-Liang Zeng, Yuan Ren, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Weng-Keong Che, Ran Ding, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A 470-nA Quiescent Current and 92.7%/94.7% Efficiency DCT/PWM Control Buck Converter With Seamless Mode Selection for IoT Application”, in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, vol.67, no.11, pp. 4085-4098, Nov 2020.
  3. Wen-Liang Zeng, Edoardo Bonizzoni, Chi-Wa U, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, U-Fat Chio, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A SAR-ADC-Assisted DC-DC Buck Converter with Fast Transient Recovery”, in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 67, no. 9, pp. 1669-1673, Sept 2020.
  4. Sizhen Li, Kai Yu, Gary Zhang, Sai-Weng Sin, Xuecheng Zou and Qiming Zou, “Design of Fast Transient Response Voltage-Mode Buck Converter with Hybrid Feedforward and Feedback Technique,” in press in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.
  5. Mingqiang Guo, Jiaji Mao, Sai-Weng Sin, Hegong Wei, R.P.Martins, “A 5 GS/s 29 mW Interleaved SAR ADC With 48.5 dB SNDR Using Digital-Mixing Background Timing-Skew Calibration for Direct Sampling Applications,” in IEEE Access, 8, pp. 138944- 138954, Jul 2020.
  6. Mingqiang Guo, Jiaji Mao, Sai-Weng Sin, Hegong Wei, R.P.Martins, “A 1.6GS/s 12.2mW 7/8-way Split Time-Interleaved SAR ADC achieving 54.2-dB SNDR with Digital Background Timing Mismatch Calibration,” in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 55, Issue 3, pp. 693-705 Mar 2020 (invited special issue of CICC)..
  7. Liang Qi, Ankesh Jain, Dongyang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, R. P. Martins and Maurits Ortmanns, “A 76.6dB-SNDR 50MHz-BW 29.2mW Multibit CT Sturdy MASH with DAC Non-Linearity Tolerance,” in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 55, Issue 2, pp. 344-355 Mar 2020.
  8. M. Zheng, W. L. Zeng, Chi-Seng Lam, Yan Lu, Sai-Weng Sin, Man-Chung Wong, Rui Paulo Martins, ” Analysis, Design and Control of an Integrated Three-Level Buck Converter under DCM Operation,” in Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1-20, Jan. 2020.
  9. U-Fat Chio, Kuo-Chih Wen, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Seng Lam, Yan Lu, Franco Maloberti, R. P. Martins, An Integrated DC-DC Converter with Segmented Frequency Modulation and Multiphase Co-Work Control for Fast Transient Recovery“, in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 54, Issue 10, pp. 2637-2648 Oct 2019 (Invited Special Issue of A-SSCC).
  10. Wen-Liang Zeng, Z. Y. Lin, Chi-Seng Lam, Man-Kay Law, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, Man-Chung Wong, and R. P. Martins, “Design of KY Converter With Constant On-Time Control Under DCM Operation” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 66, no. 10, pp1753-1757, Oct 2019.
  11. Deng, Chi-Seng Lam, Yan Lu, Man-Chung Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, Rui Paulo Martins, “Instantaneous power quality indices detection under frequency deviated environment,” in IET Science Measurement & Technology, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 1111-1121, Oct. 2019.
  12. Biao Wang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, A 550mW 20kHz BW 100.8dB SNDR Linear-Exponential Multi-Bit Incremental SD ADC with 256 clock cycles in 65nm CMOS”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 54, Issue 4, pp. 1161-1172 Apr 2019 (Invited Special Issue of VLSI).
  13. Jianwei Liu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “Accuracy-Enhanced Variance-Based Time-Skew Calibration Using SAR as Window Detector,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 481 – 485, Feb 2019.
  14. Wen-Liang Zeng, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, Man-Chung Wong, Rui Paulo Martins, “A 220-MHz Bondwire-Based Fully-Integrated KY Converter with Fast Transient Response under DCM Operation “, in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, 65, no. 11, pp3984-3995, Nov 2018.
  15. Da Feng, Edoardo Bonizzoni, Franco Maloberti, Sai-Weng Sin and R. P. Martins, “A 10-MHz Bandwidth Two-Path Third-Order SD Modulator with Cross-Coupling Branches” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 65, no. 10, pp1410-1414, Oct 2018.
  16. Jiaji Mao, Mingqiang Guo, Sai-Weng Sin and R. P. Martins, “A 14-bit Split-Pipeline ADC with Self-Adjusted Opamp-Sharing Duty-Cycle and Bias Current” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 65, no. 10, pp1380-1384, Oct 2018.
  17. Ya-Jie Wu, Chi-Seng Lam, Man-Chung Wong, Sai-Weng Sin and R. P. Martins, “A Reconfigurable and Extendable Digital Architecture for Mixed Signal Power Electronics Controller” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 65, no. 10, pp1480-1484, Oct 2018.
  18. J. Mao, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Man-Chung Wong, Rui Paulo Martins, ” Review and Selection strategy for high accuracy modeling of PWM converters in DCM “, in Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 1, pp. 1-16, Oct. 2018.
  19. Wei Wei Qin, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “Quick and Cost-efficient A/D Converter Static Characterization Using Low-precision Testing Signal”, in Elsevier Microelectronics Journal, 74, pp. 86-93, Apr 2018.
  20. Liang Qi, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, “A 4.2mW 77.1dB-SNDR 5MHz-BW DT 2-1 MASH ΔΣ Modulator with Multirate Opamp Sharing “, in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 2641-2654, Oct 2017.
  21. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, Franco Maloberti, “A 7.8-mW 5-b 5-GS/s Dual-Edges-Triggered Time-Based Flash ADC,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, 64, no. 8, pp. 1966-1976, Aug 2017.
  22. Jianyu Zhong, Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “A 12b 180MS/s 0.068mm2 with Full-Calibration-Integrated Pipelined-SAR ADC,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, 64, no. 7, pp. 1684-1695, Jul 2017.
  23. Ziyang Luo, Yan Lu, Mo Huang, Junmin Jiang, Sai Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins,” A Sub-1V 78-nA Bandgap Reference with Curvature Compensation”, Elsevier Microelectronics Journal, 63, Issue C, pp. 35-@, May. 2017.
  24. Dezhi Xing, Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Fan Ye, Junyan Ren, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “Seven-bit 700-MS/s Four-Way Time-Interleaved SAR ADC With Partial Vcm-Based Switching,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 25, no. 3, pp. 1168 – 1172, Mar 2017.
  25. Dongyang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, Franco Maloberti, ” Reconfigurable mismatch-free time-interleaved bandpass sigma–delta modulator for wireless communications”, IET Electronics Letter, vol. 53, Issue 7, pp. 506-508, Mar. 2017.
  26. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Boris Murmann, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “Metastablility in SAR ADCs” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 64, no. 2, pp111-115, Feb 2017.
  27. Yi-Wei Tan, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, ” DCM Operation Analysis of 3-Level Boost Converters “, in IET Electronics Letter, 53, Issue 4, pp. 270-272, Feb. 2017.
  28. Arshad Hussain, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Hang Chan, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, “Active-Passive ΔΣ Modulator for High-Resolution and Low-Power Applications,” in in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 25, no. 1, pp. 364 – 374, Jan 2017.
  29. Yan Lu, Haojuan Dai, Mo Huang, Man-Kay Law, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “ A Wide Input Range Dual-Path CMOS Rectifier for RF Energy Harvesting” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, 64, no. 2, pp166-170, Feb 2017.
  30. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, Wing-Hung Ki, “Limit Cycle Oscillation Reduction for Digital Low Dropout Regulators” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, vol.63, no. 9, pp903-907, Sep 2016.
  31. Jianwei Liu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan, U, R.P.Martins, ” A 4x Time-Domain Interpolation 6-bit 3.4GS/s 12.6mW Flash ADC in 65nm CMOS”, in Journal of Semiconductor Technology and Science, 16, No. 4, pp. 395-404, Aug 2016.
  32. Mo Huang, Yan Lu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A Fully-Integrated Digital LDO with Coarse-Fine-Tuning and Burst-Mode Operation” in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, vol.63, no. 7, pp683-687, Jul 2016.
  33. Jianwei Liu, Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “Uniform Quantization Theory-Based Linearity Calibration for Split Capacitive DAC in an SAR ADC,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 2603 – 2607, Jul 2016.
  34. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A 6 b 5 GS/s 4 Interleaved 3 b/Cycle SAR ADC “, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 51, Issue 2, pp. 365-377, Feb 2016.
  35. Da Feng, Franco Maloberti, Sai-Weng Sin, Rui Paulo Martins, “Polyphase Decomposition for Tunable Band-Pass Sigma-Delta A/D Converters”, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 537-547, Dec. 2015.
  36. Wen-Liang Zeng, Chi-Seng Lam, Wen-Ming Zheng, Sai-Weng Sin, Ning-Yi Dai, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, ” DCM operation analysis of KY converter “, IET Electronics Letter, vol. 51, Issue 24, pp. 2037-2039, Nov. 2015.
  37. Jianyu Zhong, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “Thermal and Reference Noise Analysis of Time-Interleaving SAR and Partial-Interleaving Pipelined-SAR ADCs,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, 62, no. 9, pp. 2196-2206, Sep 2015.
  38. Qi Liang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, ” Resolution-enhanced sturdy MASH delta–sigma modulator for wideband low-voltage applications”, IET Electronics Letter, vol. 51, Issue 14, pp. 1061-1063, Jul. 2015.
  39. Man-Chung Wong, Yan-Zheng Yang, Chi-Seng Lam, Wai-Hei Choi, Ning Yi Dai, Yajie Wu, Chi-Kong Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, U-Fat Chio, Seng-Pan, U, R.P.Martins, “Self-Reconfiguration Property of a Mixed Signal Controller for Improving Power Quality Compensation During Light Loading,” in IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, 30, no. 10, pp. 5938 – 5951, Oct 2014.
  40. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, Franco Maloberti, “Split-SAR ADCs: Improved Linearity with Power and Speed Optimization in 90nm CMOS,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 372-383, Feb. 2014.
  41. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, Franco Maloberti, “A 5-Bit 1.25-GS/s 4x-Capacitive-Folding Flash ADC in 65-nm CMOS”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 48, Issue 9, pp. 2154-2169, Sept 2013.
  42. Si-Seng Wong, U-Fat Chio, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “A 2.3 mW 10-bit 170 MS/s Two-Step Binary-Search Assisted Time-Interleaved SAR ADC“, in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 48, Issue 8, pp. 1783-1794, Aug 2013. (Invited Special Issue of CICC)
  43. Chen-Yan Cai, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “Excess-loop-delay compensation technique for CT ΔΣ modulator with hybrid active-passive loop-filters”, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Springer, vol. 76, Issue 1, pp. 35-46, Jul. 2013.
  44. He-Gong Wei, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, Franco Maloberti, “A 8-bit 400MS/s 2-bit per cycle SAR ADC with Resistive DAC”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 47, Issue 11, pp. 2763-2772, Nov 2012.
  45. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, Franco Maloberti, “A 50fJ 10b 160 MS/s Pipelined-SAR ADC with Decoupled Flip-Around MDAC and Self-Embedded Offset Cancellation“, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 47, Issue 11, pp. 2614 – 2626, Nov 2012.
  46. U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, Franco Maloberti “Design and Experimental Verification of a Power Effective Flash-SAR Subranging ADC”in IEEE Transactions on CAS – Part II: Express Briefs, vol.57, issue8,pp607-611, Aug 2010.
  47. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, P. Martins and Franco Maloberti, ” A 10-bit 100-MS/s Reference-Free SAR ADC in 90nm CMOS,” in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1111 – 1121, Jun 2010.
  48. Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, ” Linearity Analysis On A Series-Split Capacitor Array for High-Speed SAR ADCs,” in Hindawi VLSI Design, Special Issue “Selected Papers from the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems”, 2010, no. 1, pp. 1-8, Apr 2010.
  49. He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A Rapid Power-Switchable Track-and-Hold Amplifier in 90nm CMOS,” in IEEE Trans. On Circuits and System II – Express Briefs, 57, no. 1, pp. 16-20, Jan 2010.
  50. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A 1.2-V 10-bit 60-360MS/s Time-Interleaved Pipelined ADC in 0.18um CMOS with Minimized Supply Headroom”, in IET Proceedings – Circuits, Devices and Systems, 4, no. 1, pp. 1-13, Jan 2010.
  51. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “Generalized Circuit Techniques for Low-Voltage High-Speed Reset- and Switched-Opamps,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, 55, no. 8, pp. 2188-2201, Sep 2008.
  52. Sai-Weng Sin, U-Fat Chio, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “Statistical Spectra and Distortion Analysis of Time-Interleaved Sampling Bandwidth Mismatch,” in IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems IIExpress Briefs, 55, no. 7, pp. 648 – 652, Jul 2008.
  53. Seng-Pan U, Sai-Weng Sin and R.P.Martins, “Exact spectra analysis of sampled signal with jitter-induced nonuniformly holding effects,” in IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 1279 – 1288, Aug 2004.

Conference Papers

  1. Dongyang Jiang, Liang Qi, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, R.P.Martins, “A 5MHz-BW, 86.1dB-SNDR 4X Time-Interleaved 2nd-order ΔΣ Modulator with Digital Feedforward Extrapolation in 28nm CMOS,” in 2020 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, Jun 2020.
  2. Jixuan Li, Sai-Weng Sin, U-Fat Chio, Yia-Jie Wu, Chi-Seng Lam, R.P.Martins, “Digital Battery Management Unit with Built-In Resistance Compensation and Accidental Mutation Protection for Fast and Accurate Charging,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Integrated Circuits, Technologies and Applications, Nov. 2019 (Best Paper Award).
  3. Biao Wang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, R.P.Martins, “A 1.2V 86dB SNDR 500kHz BW Linear-Exponential Multi-Bit Incremental ADC Using Positive Feedback in 65nm CMOS,” in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), Nov 2019.
  4. Junhao Liang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, R. P. Martins, Hanjun Jiang, “A High DR High-Input-Impedance Programmable-Gain ECG Acquisition Interface with Non-inverting Continuous Time Sigma-Delta Modulator,” in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), Nov 2019.
  5. Liang Qi, Sai-Weng Sin, R.P.Martins, “Multibit Sturdy MASH ΔΣ Modulator with Error-shaped Segmented DACs for Wideband Low-power Applications,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on ASIC – ASICON, Oct. 2019.
  6. Mingqiang Guo, Jiaji Mao, Sai-Weng Sin, Hegong Wei, R.P.Martins, “A 29mW 5GS/s Time-interleaved SAR ADC achieving 48.5dB SNDR With Fully-Digital Timing-Skew Calibration Based on Digital-Mixing,” in 2019 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, Jun 2019 (with Travel Grant Award).
  7. Mingqiang Guo, Jiaji Mao, Sai-Weng Sin, Hegong Wei, R.P.Martins, “A 1.6GS/s 12.2mW 7/8-way Split Time-interleaved SAR ADC with Digital Background Mismatch Calibration,” in Proc. of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference – CICC, Apr 2019 (invited special issue in JSSC).
  8. Liang Qi, Ankesh Jain, Dongyang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, R. P. Martins and Maurits Ortmanns, “A 76.6dB-SNDR 50MHz-BW 29.2mW Noise-Coupling-Assisted CT Sturdy MASH ΔΣ Modulator with 1.5b/4b Quantizers in 28 nm CMOS,” in IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) 2019, pp.336-337, Feb 2019.
  9. U-Fat Chio, Kuo-Chih Wen, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Seng Lam, Yan Lu, Franco Maloberti, R. P. Martins, An Integrated DC-DC Converter with Segmented Frequency Modulation and Multiphase Co-Work Control for Fast Transient Recovery“, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 1-4, Nov 2018 (invited special issue in JSSC).
  10. Biao Wang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, R.P.Martins, “A 550mW 20kHz BW 100.8dB SNDR Linear-Exponential Multi-Bit Incremental Converter with 256-cycles in 65nm CMOS,” in 2018 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, C76-C77, Jun 2018. (with Travel Grant Award, invited special issue in JSSC).
  11. Yiwei Tan, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Man-Chung Wong and R.P.Martins, ” Design and Control of An Integrated 3-Level Boost Converter under DCM Operation “, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2018.
  12. Deng, Chi-Seng Lam, Man-Chung Wong, L. Wang, Sai-Weng Sin and R.P.Martins, “A Power Quality Indexes Measurement System Platform with Remote Alarm Notification,” in 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), 2018.
  13. U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, R.P.Martins, “A 5-bit 2 GS/s Binary-Search ADC with Charge-Steering Comparators“, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 1-4, Nov 2017.
  14. Chi-Wa, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Man-Kay Law, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “CCM operation analysis and parameters design of Negative Output Elementary Luo Converter for ripple suppression,” in 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), 2017.
  15. Xia Du, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Man-Kay Law, Franco Maloberti, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A digital pwm controlled ky step-up converter based on frequency domain ΣΔ ADC,” in 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2017), Jun 2017.
  16. Xia Du, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A digital PWM controlled KY step-up converter based on passive sigma-delta modulator,” in The IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference 2017 – ECCE Asia (IFEEC 2017-ECCE Asia), Jun 2017.
  17. Mingqiang Guo, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “Split-based time-interleaved ADC with digital background timing-skew calibration,” in IEEE Ph.D Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PRIME), Jun 2017.
  18. Wei Wei Qin, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “Automated Test System with Input Parameters Sweep-Function for Analog-to-Digital Converters”, in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials and Computer Science, Apr 2017.
  19. Yan, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Hang Chan, Seng-Pan U and Rui Paulo Martins, “A Calibration Scheme for Stability of Self-biased Ring Amplifier”, in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials and Computer Science, Apr 2017.
  20. Wei Li, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A Mixed-Signal Sigma-Delta Interface circuit for Navigation System Applications,” in International Symposium on Integrated Circuits, Dec 2016.
  21. Yuan Ren, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Seng Lam, Man-Chung Wong, Seng-Pan, U, R.P.Martins, ” A High DR Multi-Channel Stage-Shared Hybrid Front-End for Integrated Power Electronics Controller”, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 1-4, Nov 2016.
  22. Dante Gabriel Muratore, Alper Akdikmen, Edoardo Bonizzoni, Franco Maloberti, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Rui Paulo Martins, “An 8-bit 0.7-GS/s Single Channel Flash-SAR ADC in 65-nm CMOS Technology “, in IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSCIRC 2016, pp. 421-424, Sept 2016.
  23. Jianyu Zhong, Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A 12b 180MS/s 0.068mm2 Pipelined-SAR ADC with Merged-residue DAC for Noise Reduction “, in IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSCIRC 2016, pp. 169-172, Sept 2016.
  24. Biao Wang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A high resolution multi-bit incremental converter insensitive to DAC mismatch error,” in IEEE Ph.D Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PRIME), Jun 2016.
  25. Jianwei Liu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan, U, R.P.Martins, ” A 89fJ-FOM 6-bit 3.4GS/s flash ADC with 4x time-domain interpolation”, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 1-4, Nov 2015.
  26. Haojuan Dai, Yan Lu, Man-Kay Law, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan, U, R.P.Martins, “A review and design of the on-chip rectifiers for RF energy harvesting,” in IEEE International Wireless Symposium, Mar 2015.
  27. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A 5.5mW 6b 5GS/s 4-times Interleaved 3b/cycle SAR ADC in 65nm CMOS,” in IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC),466-467, 2015.
  28. Yan Lu, Junmin Jiang, Wing-Hung Ki, C. Patrick Yue, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A 123-Phase DC-DC Converter-Ring with Fast-DVS for Microprocessors,” in IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), 364-365, 2015.
  29. Da Feng, Sai-Weng Sin, E. Bonizzoni, F.Maloberti, “Time interleaved current steering DAC for ultra-high conversion rate,” in IEEE Ph.D Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PRIME), Jun 2014.
  30. Da Feng, F.Maloberti, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P.Martins, ” Jitter-resistant Capacitor Based Sine-Shaped DAC for Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta modulators “, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2014.
  31. Li Ding, Wenlan Wu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan, U, R.P.Martins, ” A 13-bit 60MS/s split pipelined ADC with background gain and mismatch error calibration “, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 77-80, Nov 2013
  32. Ding Li, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “A Background Gain-Calibration Technique for Low Voltage Pipelined ADCs Based on Nonlinear Interpolation”, in press in IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), Aug. 2013.
  33. Wen-Lan Wu, Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, Li Ding, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U,  Rui Paulo Martins, “A 0.6V 8b 100MS/s SAR ADC with Minimized DAC Capacitance and Switching Energy in 65nm CMOS”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS),  May 2013.
  34. Yun Du, Tao He, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin,  Seng-Pan U,  Rui Paulo Martins, “A Continuous-Time VCO-Assisted VCO-Based Sigma Delta Modulator with 76.6dB SNDR and 10MHz BW”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2013.
  35. Jianyu Zhong, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “Inter-Stage Gain Error Self-Calibration of a 31.5fJ 10b 470MS/s Pipelined-SAR ADC”, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 153-156, Nov 2012
  36. Zhijie Chen, Yang Jiang, Chenyan Cai, He-Gong Wei, Sai-Wen Sin, Seng-Peng U, Zhihua Wang, R. P. Martins, “A 22.4μW 80dB SNDR ΣΔ Modulator with Passive Analog Adder and SAR Quantizer for EMG Application”, IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – (A-SSCC), 257-260, Nov 2012
  37. Si-Seng Wong, U-Fat Chio, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A 2.3mW 10-bit 170MS/s Two-Step Binary-Search Assisted Time-Interleaved SAR ADC,” in Proc. of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference – CICC, Sept 2012 (invited special issue in JSSC).
  38. Rui Wang, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Zhihua Wang, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A 12-Bit 110MS/S 4-Stage Single-Opamp Pipelined SAR ADC with Ratio-Based GEC Technique”, in IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSCIRC 2012, Sept 2012.
  39. Guohe Yin, He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Zhihua Wang, Rui Paulo Martins, A 0.024 mm2 4.9 fJ 10-bit 2 MS/s SAR ADC in 65 nm CMOS “, in IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSCIRC 2012, France, September 2012.
  40. Chen-Yan Cai, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui. P. Martins, “An ELD Tracking Compensation Technique for Active-RC CT ΣΔ Modulators,” in Proc. IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS, 1096 – 1099, Aug 2012.
  41. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A 34fJ 10b 500 MS/s Partial-Interleaving Pipelined SAR ADC,” 2012 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, page 90-91;13-15 June 2012, pp. 90-91, Jun 2012
  42. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A 3.8mW 8b 1GS/s 2b/cycle Interleaving SAR ADC with Compact DAC Structure,” 2012 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 86-87, Hawaii, Jun 2012. (with Travel Grant Award)
  43. Tao He, Yang Jiang, Yun Du, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui. P. Martins, “A 10MHz BW 78dB DR CT ΣΔ Modulator with Novel Switched High Linearity VCO-Based Quantizer,” in 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 65-69, May. 2012.
  44. Yun Du, Tao He, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A Robust NTF Zero Optimization Technique for Both Low and High OSRs Sigma-Delta Modulators”, IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2012, pp. 29-32, 2012
  45. Tao He, Yun Du, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A DT 0-2 MASH Modulator with VCO-Based Quantizer for Enhanced Linearity,”, IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2012, pp. 33-36, 2012
  46. Wen-Lan Wu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A 10-bit SAR ADC With Two Redundant Decisions and Splitted-MSB-Cap DAC Array“, IEEE ASIA Pacific Conference on Circuits and system (APCCAS), 2012
  47. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, Franco Maloberti, “A 35 fJ 10b 160 MS/s Pipelined-SAR ADC with Decoupled Flip-Around MDAC and Self-Embedded Offset Cancellation,” in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – A-SSCC, pp. 61-64, Nov 2011. (Student Design Contest Winner)
  48. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A Reconfigurable Low-Noise Dynamic Comparator with Offset Calibration in 90nm CMOS,” in press in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – A-SSCC, pp. 233-236, Nov 2011.
  49. Si-Seng Wong, U-Fat Chio, Chi-Hang Chan, Hou-Lon Choi, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A 4.8-bit ENOB 5-bit 500MS/s Binary-Search ADC with Minimized Number of Comparators,” in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference – A-SSCC, 73-76, Nov 2011.
  50. Seng-Pan U, Sai-Weng Sin, Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei and, R. P. Martins, ” Design Techniques for Nanometer Wideband Power-Efficient CMOS ADCs,” in of Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology – RFIT’2011, pp. 173-176, Nov 2011.
  51. Arshad Hussain, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui P. Martins, “Hybrid Loopfilter Sigma-Delta Modulator With NTF Zero Compensation,” in International SoC Design Conference – ISOCC, 76-79, Nov 2011.
  52. Arshad Hussain, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui P. Martins, “NTF Zero Compensation Technique For Passive Sigma-Delta Modulator,” in IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 82-85, Oct 2011.
  53. Yuan Fei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “A Nonlinearity Digital Background Calibration Algorithm for 2.5bit/stage Pipelined ADCs With Opamp Sharing Architecture,” in IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 1-4, Oct 2011.
  54. Rui Wang, U-Fat Chio, Chi-Hang Chan, Li Ding, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Zhihua Wang and R. P. Martins, “A time-efficient dither-injection scheme for pipelined SAR ADC,” in IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 9-12, Oct 2011.
  55. Bo Sun; U-Fat Chio; Chi-Seng Lam; Ning-Yi Dai; Man-Chung Wong; Chi-Kong Wong; Sai-Weng Sin; Seng-Pan U; R. P. Martins, “A FPGA-Based Power Electronics Controller for Hybrid Active Power Filters,” in IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 25-28, Oct 2011.
  56. U-Fat Chio, Chi-Hang Chan, Hou-Lon Choi, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A 7-bit 300-MS/s Subranging ADC with Embedded Threshold & Gain-Loss Calibration”, in IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSCIRC, pp. 363-366, Sept 2011.
  57. Zhong Jian Yu, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A Multi-Merged-Switched Redundant Capacitive DACs for 2b/cycle SAR ADC”, IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS, Aug. 2011
  58. Chen-Yan Cai, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui. P. Martins, “A Passive Excess-Loop-Delay Compensation Technique for Gm-C Based Continuous-Time ΣΔ Modulators,” IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS, Aug. 2011.
  59. Yang Jiang, Chen-Yan Cai, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui P. Martins, “Clock-Jitter Sensitivity Reduction in CT ΣΔ Modulators Using Voltage-Crossing Detection DAC,” IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS, Aug. 2011
  60. Tao He, Yun Du, Yang Jiang, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and Rui P. Martins, “A Dual-VCO-Based Quantizer with Highly Improved Linearity and Enlarged Dynamic Range,” IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS 2011, Aug. 2011.
  61. Peng Zhang, Zhijie Chen, He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, Zhihua Wang, “A Charge Pump Based Timing-Skew Calibration for Time-Interleaved ADC,” IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS, 2011.
  62. Zhijie Chen, Peng Zhang, Hegong Wei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, Zhihua Wang, “Noise Shaping Implementation in Two-Step/SAR ADC Architectures Based on Delayed Quantization Error,” IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS, Aug. 2011.
  63. Jianyu Zhong, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “A Multi-Merged-Switched Redundant Capcitive DACs for 2b/cycle SAR ADC,” IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS 2011, Aug 2011.
  64. Bo Sun; Ning-Yi Dai; U-Fat Chio; Man-Chung Wong; Chi-Kong Wong; Sai-Weng Sin; Seng-Pan U; R. P. Martins, “FPGA-based Decoupled Double Synchronous Reference Frame PLL for Active Power Filters”, 2011 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), pp. 2145 – 2150, 2011.
  65. He-Gong Wei, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins and F. Maloberti, “A 0.024mm2 8-bit 400 MS/s SAR ADC with 2-bit per Cycle and Resistive DAC in 65 nm CMOS,” in IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), 188-189, Feb 2011. (ISSCC Silk Road Award)
  66. Yang Jiang, Kim-Fai Wong, Chen-Yan Cai, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “A Fixed-Pulse Shape Feedback Technique with reduced clock-jitter sensitivity in Continuous-Time sigma-delta modulators” in of IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), pp. 547-550, Dec, 2010.
  67. Guohe Yin, U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P. Martins, Zhihua Wang, “An Ultra Low Power 9-bit 1-MS/s Pipelined SAR ADC for Bio-medical Applications” in of IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits an d Systems (ICECS), pp. 878-881, Dec, 2010.
  68. Yang Jiang, Kim-Fai Wong, Chen-Yan Cai, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “A Reduced Jitter-Sensitivity Clock Generation Technique for Continuous-Time ΣΔ Modulators,” in of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuit and Systems (APCCAS), pp. 1011-1014, Dec. 2010.
  69. Li Ding, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “An Efficient DAC and Interstage Gain Error Calibration Technique For Multi-Bit Pipelined ADCs” in of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuit and Systems (APCCAS), pp. 208-211, Dec. 2010.
  70. He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A Process-insensitive Current-Controlled Delay Generator with Threshold Voltage Compensation,” in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference (A-SSCC), 221-224, Nov, 2010.
  71. Sai-Weng Sin, Li Ding, Yan Zhu, He-Gong Wei, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins and F. Maloberti, “An 11b 60MS/S 2.1mW Two-Step Time-Interleaved SAR-ADC with Reused S&H”, in IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference – ESSCIRC, pp. 218 – 221, Sept 2010.
  72. Yuan Fei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “A Digital Background Nonlinearity Calibration Algorithm for Pipelined ADCs,” IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Micro-electronics & Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 115-118, Sep 2010.
  73. Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A Threshold-Embedded Offset Calibration Technique for Inverter-Based Flash ADCs,” IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS 2010, pp. 489-492, Aug. 2010.
  74. Kim-Fai Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “Level-Shifting Variable Current Charging Technique for High-Speed Comparator-Based Switched-Capacitor Circuits,” Proc. IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS 2010, pp. 566-569, Aug. 2010.
  75. Si-Seng Wong, U-Fat Chio, Hou-Lon Choi, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “A Power Effective 5-bit 600 MS/s Binary-Search ADC with Simplified Switching,” in Proc. IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS 2010, pp. 29-32, Aug. 2010.
  76. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins, “Parasitics Nonlinearity Cancellation Technique for Split DAC Architecture by Using Capacitive Charge-Pump,” in Proc. IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems – MWSCAS 2010, pp. 889-892, Aug. 2010.
  77. Li Ding, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, P.Martins, “A Background Amplifier Offset Calibration Technique for High Resolution Pipelined ADC”, in 2010 IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, pp. 41-44, Jun. 2010.
  78. Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Rui Paulo Martins, “A Voltage Feedback Charge Compensation Technique for Split DAC Architecture in SAR ADCs”, in 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). 607-611, May. 2010.
  79. Li Ding, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, P.Martins, “A Noise-Insensitive Offset Calibration Technique for Time Interleaved SAR ADC”, in 2010 IEEE Latin-American Symposium on Circuits and Systems (LASCAS), Feb 2010.
  80. U-Fat Chio, Hou-Lon Choi, Chi-Hang Chan, Si-Seng Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “Comparator-Based Successive Folding ADC,” IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia), pp. 117-120, Nov. 2009. (Bronze Leaf Certificate)
  81. Sai-Weng Sin, He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Yan Zhu, Seng-Pan U, R.P. Martins and Franco Maloberti, ” On-Chip Small Capacitor Mismatches Measurement Technique using Beta-Multiplier-Biased Ring Oscillator,” in of 2009 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 49-52, Nov 2009.
  82. Si-Seng Wong, Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “Parasitic Calibration by Two-Step Ratio Approaching Techinque for Split Capacitor Array SAR ADCs,in Proc. of 2009 International SoC Design Conference (ISOCC), invited, pp. 333-336, Nov. 2009.
  83. Chi-Hang Chan, Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R.P.Martins,A Voltage-Controlled Capacitance Offset Calibration Technique for High Resolution Dynamic Comparator,in Proc. of 2009 International SoC Design Conference (ISOCC), invited, pp. 392-395, Nov. 2009.
  84. Kim-Fai Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, ” A Modified Charging Algorithm for Comparator-Based Switched-Capacitor Circuits,” in of 2009 Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 86-89, Aug. 2009.
  85. He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, ” A Process- and Temperature- insensitive Current-Controlled Delay Generator for Sampled-Data Systems,” in of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuit and Systems (APCCAS), pp. 1192-1195, Dec. 2008.
  86. U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, ” A Self-Timing Switch-Driving Register by Precharge-Evaluate Logic for High-Speed SAR ADCs” in of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuit and Systems (APCCAS), pp. 1164-1167, Dec. 2008.
  87. Li Ding, Sio Chan, Kim-Fai Wong, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, ” A Pseudo-Differential Comparator-Based Pipelined ADC with Common Mode Feed Forward Technique” in of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuit and Systems (APCCAS), pp. 276-279, Dec. 2008.
  88. Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, ” Linearity Analysis on a Series-Split Capacitor Array for High-Speed SAR ADCs,” in of 2008 Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 922-925, Aug 2008.
  89. Yan Zhu, U-Fat Chio, He-Gong Wei, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, “A Power-Efficient Capacitor Structure for High-Speed Charge Recycling SAR ADCs,” in of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), pp. 642-645, Aug 2008.
  90. He-Gong Wei, U-Fat Chio, Yan Zhu, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P. Martins, “A Power Scalable 6-bit 1.2GS/s Flash ADC with Power on/off Track-and-Hold and Preamplifier”, in of 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 5-8, Seattle, USA, May 2008.
  91. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P.Martins, “Novel Timing-Skew-Insensitive, Multi-phase Clock Generation Scheme for Parallel DAC and N-Path Filter”, in Proceedings of RIUPEEEC, pp.133-136, Macao, China, July 2006. (Paper with Certificate of Merit)
  92. Jun-Xia Ma, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “A 1.8V 1.056GS/s 6-b Flash-Interpolation ADC for MB-OFDM UWB Applications”, in Proceedings of RIUPEEEC, pp.105-108, Macao, China, July 2006.
  93. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “A novel low-voltage finite-gain compensation technique for high-speed reset- and switched-opamp circuits,” in Proceedings of 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS’2006, p. 3794-3797, May 2006.
  94. Jun-Xia Ma, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R. P. Martins, “A Power-Efficient 1.056 GS/s Resolution-Switchable 5-bit/6-bit Flash ADC for UWB Applications,” in Proceedings of 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS’2006, p. 4305-4308, May 2006.
  95. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “Novel Low-Voltage Circuit Techniques for Fully-Differential Reset- and Switched-Opamps,” in Proceedings of PRIME’2005, 2, p. 398-401, July 2005.
  96. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “A Novel Low-Voltage Cross-Coupled Passive Sampling Branch for Reset- and Switched-Opamp Circuits,” in Proceedings of 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS’2005, 1585-1588, May 2005.
  97. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, “A Novel Very Low-Voltage SC-CMFB Technique for Fully-Differential Reset-Opamp Circuits,” in Proceedings of 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS’2005, 1581-1584, May 2005.
  98. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P.Martins, “Novel low jitter multi-phase clock generation scheme for parallel analog-to-digital conversion systems,”in Proceedings of 2004 IEEJ International Analog VLSI Workshop, 1, pp. 172 – 175 , Oct 2004.
  99. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, ” A Generalized Timing-Skew-Free, Multi-Phase Clock Generation Platform for Parallel Sampled-Data Systems,” in Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems – ISCAS’2004, 1, pp. I-369 – I-372 , May 2004.
  100. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, and R.P.Martins, ” Timing-Mismatch Analysis in High-Speed Analog Front-End with Nonuniformly Holding Output,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2003 – ISCAS’2003, 1, pp. I-129 – I-132, May 2003.
  101. Seng-Pan U, Sai-Weng Sin and R.P.Martins, ” Spectra Analysis of Nonuniformly Holding Signals for Time-Interleaved Systems with Timing Mismatches,” in Proceedings of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference – IMTC’2003, vol. 2, pp. 1298-1301, May 2003.
  102. Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U and R.P.Martins, “Quantitative Noise Analysis of Jitter-Induced Non-Uniformly Sampled-And-Held Signals,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing – “ICASSP’2003″, 6, pp. VI-253 – 256, April 2003.
  103. Sin Sai Weng, Lai Keng Chong, Chiang Kuok Vai, Choi Wai Wa, W.Tam and R.P.Martins, “An analytical linearization method for CMOS MMIC power amplifier using Multiple Gated Transistors,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on ASIC – ASICON’2001, pp.670-672, Oct. 2001.
  104. Sin Sai Weng, Lai Keng Chong, Chiang Kuok Vai, Choi Wai Wa, K. W. Tam and R. P. Martins, “A New IMD3 Reduction Approach based on Composite Effect of g”m and g”ds,” in Proceedings of IEEE CAS Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking, South Bend, Indiana, USA, Aug., 2001.

Conference Presentations

  1. Ji-Xuan Li, Sai-Weng Sin, Chi-Seng Lam, U-Fat Chio, Ya-Jie Wu, Rui Paulo Martins, “Digital Battery Management Unit with Built-In Resistance Compensation, Modulated Frequency Detection and Multi-Mode Protection for Fast, Efficient and Safe Charging”, in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Aug 2020.
  2. Wen-Liang Zeng, Yuan Ren, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Weng-Keong Che, Ran Ding, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A 470-nA Quiescent Current and 92.7%/94.7% Efficiency DCT/PWM Control Buck Converter With Seamless Mode Selection for IoT Application”, in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Aug 2020.
  3. Wen-Liang Zeng, Edoardo Bonizzoni, Chi-Wa U, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, U-Fat Chio, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A SAR-ADC-Assisted DC-DC Buck Converter with Fast Transient Recovery”, in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Aug 2020.
  4. Dongyang Jiang, Liang Qi, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, R.P.Martins, “A 5MHz-BW, 86.1dB-SNDR 4X Time-Interleaved 2nd-order ΔΣ Modulator with Digital Feedforward Extrapolation in 28nm,” in Student Research Preview, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC-SRP) Feb 2020.
  5. Wen-Liang Zeng, Z. Y. Lin, Chi-Seng Lam, Man-Kay Law, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, Man-Chung Wong, and R. P. Martins, “Design of KY Converter With Constant On-Time Control Under DCM Operation” in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Aug 2019.
  6. Mingqiang Guo, Jiaji Mao, Sai-Weng Sin, Hegong Wei, R.P.Martins, “A 10b 5GS/s 29mW Time-interleaved SAR ADC in 28nm CMOS with Phase Mismatch Calibration Achieving 47.2dB SNDR at 4GHz Input,” in Student Research Preview, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC-SRP) Feb 2019.
  7. Wen-Liang Zeng, Chi-Seng Lam, Sai-Weng Sin, Franco Maloberti, Man-Chung Wong, Rui Paulo Martins, “A 220-MHz Bondwire-Based Fully-Integrated KY Converter with Fast Transient Response under DCM Operation ” in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Sept 2018.
  8. Da Feng, Edoardo Bonizzoni, Franco Maloberti, Sai-Weng Sin and R. P. Martins, “A 10-MHz Bandwidth Two-Path Third-Order SD Modulator with Cross-Coupling Branches” in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Sept 2018.
  9. Jiaji Mao, Mingqiang Guo, Sai-Weng Sin, R.P.Martins, “A 14-bit Split-Pipeline ADC with Self-Adjusted Opamp-Sharing Duty-Cycle and Bias Current,” in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Sept 2018.
  10. Ya-Jie Wu, Chi-Seng Lam, Man-Chung Wong, Sai-Weng Sin and R. P. Martins, “A Reconfigurable and Extendable Digital Architecture for Mixed Signal Power Electronics Controller” in IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems, Sept 2018.
  11. Jiaji Mao, Mingqiang Guo, Sai-Weng Sin, R.P.Martins, “A 14 bit Split Pipeline ADC with self-adjusted opamp-sharing duty cycle,” in Student Research Preview, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC-SRP) Feb 2018.
  12. Liang Qi, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, Franco Maloberti, Rui Paulo Martins, ” A 12.5-ENOB 5MHz BW 4.2mW DT Multirate 2-1 MASH ΔΣ Modulator with Horizontal/VerticalOpamp Sharing in 65nm CMOS ” in Student Research Preview, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC-SRP) Feb 2016.
  13. Jianyu Zhong, Yan Zhu, Chi-Hang Chan, Sai-Weng Sin, Seng-Pan U, R. P. Martins, “A 12b 180MS/s 0.068mm2 Full-Calibration-Integrated Pipelined-SAR ADC” in Student Research Preview, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC-SRP) Feb 2015.

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Contact Details

State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI
University of Macau, N21
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Macau, China

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