Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for sensor interfaces


The research activity aims at the design and exploration of innovative, unconventional, scaling-friendly, digital-intensive analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems for baseband signal processing and sensor acquisition. In particular, it addresses the implementation of low frequency (<1GHz) analog and mixed-signal building blocks (e.g. amplifiers, filters, references, comparators, Nyquist rate and oversampled A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, oscillators,..) in advanced, nanoscale CMOS technology nodes and/or targeting ultra-low voltage (<0.5V) /ultra-low power (from uW to pW) operation, as needed to address the requirements of battery-less sensor interfaces for emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation biosensing applications. The research activity covers all the aspects of analog IC design, starting from high-level architectural design, automated design flow, physical implementation and verification, IC fabrication and testing.

In this framework, a particular emphasis will be given to the design of analog integrated circuits robust against electromagnetic interference, targeting operation in an electromagnetically polluted environment (e.g., electric vehicles, industrial applications...)

ERC sectors 

  • PE7_4 (Micro- and nano-) systems engineering
  • PE7_5 (Micro- and nano-) electronic, optoelectronic and photonic components
  • PE7_7 Signal processing
  • PE7_8 Networks, e.g. communication networks and nodes, Internet of Things, sensor networks, networks of robots
  • PE7_11 Components and systems for applications (in e.g. medicine, biology, environment)


  • Analog signal processing
  • A/D and D/A conversion
  • Acquisition front-end
  • Digital-based analog processing
  • Integrated circuits