Publications

Journals

Journal paper highlights:

JSSC (10 papers): [J02], [J03], [J04], [J07], [J10], [J11], [J13], [J15], [J17], [J21]

TCAS-II (7 papers): [J06], [J10], [J12], [J18], [J19], [J20], [J22]

[J22] Gabriel Chong, Harikrishnan Ramiah, Jun Yin, Jagadheswaran Rajendran, Wong Wei Ru, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “CMOS Cross-Coupled Differential-Drive Rectifier in Subthreshold Operation for Ambient RF Energy Harvesting-Model and Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. xx, no. xx, pp. xxx-xxx, xx. 2019. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J21] Shiheng Yang, Jun Yin, Haidong Yi, Wei-Han Yu, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.2-V Energy-Harvesting BLE Transmitter with a Micropower Manager Achieving 25% System Efficiency at 0-dBm Output and 5.2-nW Sleep Power in 28-nm CMOS,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. xx, no. xx, pp. xxx-xxx, xx. 2019. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J20] Iat-Fai Sun, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A Comparative Study of 8-Phase Feedforward-Coupling Ring VCOs,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. xx no. x, pp. xxx -xxx , xxx. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J19] Chee-Cheow Lim, Harikrishnan Ramiah, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 5.1-to-7.3 mW, 2.4-to-5 GHz Class-C Mode-Switching Single-Ended-Complementary VCO Achieving >190 dBc/Hz FoM,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. 66 no. 2, pp. 237 -241, Feb. 2019. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J18] Tongquan Jiang, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.5-V 0.4-to-1.6-GHz 8-Phase Bootstrap Ring-VCO Using Inherent Non-Overlapping Clocks Achieving a 162.2-dBc/Hz FoM,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. 66 no. 2, pp. 157 -161, Feb. 2019. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J17]  Shiheng Yang, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.0056-mm² -249-dB-FoM All-Digital MDLL Using a Block-Sharing Offset-Free Frequency-Tracking Loop and Dual Multiplexed-Ring VCOs,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 88-98, Jan. 2019. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J16] Ricardo Martins, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak and Rui P. Martins “Many-Objective Sizing Optimization of a Class-C/D VCO for Ultralow-Power IoT and Ultralow- Phase-Noise Cellular Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 69-82, Jan. 2019. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J15] Chee-Cheow Lim, Harikrishnan Ramiah, Jun Yin, Pui–In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “An Inverse-Class-F CMOS Oscillator With Intrinsic-High-Q First Harmonic and Second Harmonic Resonances,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 53 no. 12, pp. 3528 -3593, Dec. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J14] Gabriel Chong, Harikrishnan Ramiah, Jun Yin, Jagadheswaran Rajendran, Wong Wei Ru, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “Ambient RF energy harvesting system: a review on integrated circuit design,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 97, issue 3, pp. 515-531, Dec. 2018. [Download][Springer link]

[J13] Yatao Peng, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “Low-Phase-Noise Wideband Mode-Switching Quad-Core-Coupled mm-wave VCO Using a Single-Center-Tapped Switched Inductor,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 3232-3242, Nov. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J12] Xinqiang Peng, Jun Yin, Wei-Han Yu, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A Coin-Battery-Powered LDO-Free 2.4-GHz Bluetooth Low-Energy Transmitter with 34.7% Peak System Efficiency,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. 65 no. 9, pp. 1174-1178, Sept. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J11] Haidong Yi, Wei-Han Yu, Pui-In Mak, Jun Yin, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.18V 382μW Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) Receiver Front-End with 1.33nW Sleep Power for Energy-Harvesting Applications in 28nm CMOS,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1618-1627, Jun. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J10] Haidong Yi, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.032-mm2 0.15-V 3-Stage Charge-Pump Scheme Using a Differential Bootstrapped Ring-VCO for Energy-Harvesting Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 146-150 , Feb. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J09] Xingqiang Peng, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, Wei-Han Yu, and R. P. Martins, “A 2.4-GHz ZigBee Transmitter Using a Function-Reuse Class-F DCO-PA and an ADPLL Achieving 22.6% (14.5%) System Efficiency at 6-dBm (0-dBm) Pout,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 1495-1508, Jun. 2017. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J08] Chee-Cheow Lim, Harikrishnan Ramiah, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “LC-VCOs using spiral inductors with single- and dual-layer patterned floating shields: a comparative study,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 91, issue 3, pp. 497-502, Jun. 2017. [Download][Springer link]

[J07] Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, Franco Maloberti, and Rui P. Martins, “A Time-Interleaved Ring-VCO with Reduced 1/f³ Phase Noise Corner, Extended Tuning Range and Inherent Divided Output,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 2979-2991, Dec. 2016. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J06] Sujiang Rong, Jun Yin, and Howard C. Luong, “A 0.05-to-10GHz, 19-to-22GHz, and 38-to-44GHz Frequency Synthesizer for Software-Defined Radios in 0.13-µm CMOS Process,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 109-113, Jan. 2016.  [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J05] Md. Tawfiq Amin, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and R. P. Martins, “A 0.07 mm2 2.2 mW 10 GHz Current-Reuse Class-B/C Hybrid VCO Achieving 196-dBc/Hz FoMA,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters  (MWCL), vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 457-459, Jul. 2015. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J04] Alvin Li, Shiyuan Zheng, Jun Yin, Xun Luo, and Howard C. Luong, “A 21–48 GHz Subharmonic Injection-Locked Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer for Multiband Point-to-Point Backhaul Communications,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 1785-1799, Aug. 2014. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J03] Jun Yin, and Howard C. Luong, “A 57.5–90.1-GHz Magnetically Tuned Multimode CMOS VCO,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 1851-1861, Aug. 2013. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J02] Jun Yin, Jun Yi, Man Kay Law, Yunxiao Ling, Man Chiu Lee, Kwok Ping Ng, Bo Gao, Howard C. Luong, Amine Bermak, Mansun Chan, Wing-Hung Ki, Chi-Ying Tsui and Matthew Yuen, “A System-on-Chip EPC Gen-2 Passive UHF RFID Tag with Embedded Temperature Sensor,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2404-2420, Nov. 2010. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[J01] Fei Song, Jun Yin, Huailin Liao, and Ru Huang, “Ultra-Low-Power Clock Generation Circuit for EPC Standard UHF RFID Transponders,” IET Electronics Letters (EL), vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 199-201, Jan. 2008. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

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Conferences

Conference paper highlights:

ISSCC (6 papers): [C01], [C07], [C08], [C09], [C10], [C11]

[C13] Kai Xu, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, Robert Bogdan Staszewski, and R. P. Martins, “A 2.4-GHz Single-Pin Antenna Interface RF Front-End with a Function-Reuse Single-MOS VCO-PA and a Push-Pull LNA,” IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 293-294, Tainan, Nov. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C12] Ricardo Martins, Nuno Lourenço, Nuno Horta, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “Design and Optimization of a Class-C/D VCO for Ultra-Low-Power IoT and Cellular Applications,” International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), pp. 129-132, Prague, July 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C11] Chee-Cheow Lim, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, Harikrishnan Ramiah, and Rui P. Martins, “An Inverse-Class-F CMOS VCO with Intrinsic-High-Q 1st– and 2nd-Harmonic Resonances for 1/f2-to-1/f3 Phase Noise Suppression Achieving 196.2dBc/Hz FoM,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 374-375, San Francisco, Feb. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C10] Shiheng Yang, Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.0056mm2 All-Digital MDLL Using Edge Re-extraction, Dual Ring-VCOs and a 0.3mW Block-Sharing Frequency-Tracking Loop Achieving 292fsrms Jitter and -249dB FoM,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 118-119, San Francisco, Feb. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C09] Jun Yin, Shiheng Yang, Haidong Yi, Wei-Han Yu, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.2V Energy-Harvesting BLE Transmitter with a Micropower Manager Achieving 25% System Efficiency at 0dBm Output and 5.2nW Sleep Power in 28nm CMOS,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 450-451, San Francisco, Feb. 2018. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C08] Wei-Han Yu, Haidong Yi, Pui-In Mak, Jun Yin, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.18V 382μW Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) Receiver with 1.33nW Sleep Power for Energy-Harvesting Applications in 28nm CMOS,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 414-415, San Francisco, Feb. 2017. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C07] Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, Franco Maloberti, and Rui P. Martins, “A 0.003mm2 1.7-to-3.5GHz Dual-Mode Time-Interleaved Ring-VCO Achieving 90-to-150kHz 1/f3 Phase-Noise Corner,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 48-49, San Francisco, Feb. 2016. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C06] Chee-Cheow Lim, Harikrishnan Ramiah,  Jun Yin, Pui-In Mak, and Rui P. Martins, “A High-Q Spiral Inductor with Dual-Layer Patterned Floating Shield in a Class-B VCO Achieving a 190.5-dBc/Hz FoM,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1-4, Montreal, May 2014. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C05] Jun Yin and Howard C. Luong, “A 0.37-to-46.5GHz Frequency Synthesizer for software-Defined Radios in 65nm CMOS,” IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), Honolulu, pp. 96-97, June 2014. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C04] Alvin Li, Shiyuan Zheng, Jun Yin, Xun Luo, and Howard C. Luong, “A CMOS 21-48GHz Fractional-N Synthesizer Employing Ultra-Wideband Injection-Locked Frequency Multipliers,” IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, pp. 1-4, Sep. 2013. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C03] Jun Yin and Howard C. Luong, “A 57.5-to-90.1GHz Magnetically-Tuned Multi-Mode CMOS VCO,” IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, pp. 1-4, Sep. 2012. [Student Scholarship Award] [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C02] Jun Yin and Howard C. Luong“A 0.8V 1.9mW 53.7-to-72.0GHz Self-Frequency-Tracking Injection-Locked Frequency Divider,” IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), pp. 305-308, Montreal, Jun. 2012. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

[C01] Jun Yin, Jun Yi, Man Kay Law, Yunxiao Ling, Man Chiu Lee, Kwok Ping Ng, Bo Gao, Howard C. Luong, Amine Bermak, Mansun Chan, Wing-Hung Ki, Chi-Ying Tsui and Matthew Yuen, “A System-on-Chip EPC Gen-2 Passive UHF RFID Tag with Embedded Temperature Sensor,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), pp. 308-309, San Francisco, Feb. 2010. [Download][IEEE Xplore link]

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Books, Book Chapters

[B02] Jun Yin,  “Ultra-Low Power Zigbee/BLE Transmitter for IoT Applications,” in Selected Topics in Power, RF, and Mixed-Signal ICs, pp. 315-337, River Publishers, 2018. [River link]

[B01] Howard C. Luong and Jun Yin, “Transformer-Based Design Techniques for Oscillators and Frequency Dividers,” Springer, Nov. 2015. [Springer link]