Publications

Book Chapters:

  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "Injection-locking techniques in low-power wireless systems," chapter 8, in IoT and Low-Power Wireless: Circuits, Architectures, and Techniques, Ed. C. Siu. CRC Press, 2018. 
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "A frequency-domain study of injection-locking of non-harmonic oscillators," pp. 92-97, in Image, Vision and Computing, Ed. L. Xu, IACSIT Press, 2012.

Journal Papers(Legend: Underlined authors : Students):

  • D. Lee, F. Yuan, G. Khan, and Y. Zhou, "A 8-bit digital-to-time converter with pre-skewing and time interpolation," IET Circuits, Devices & Systems. Revised in December 2020.
  • Fangzhou Sun, Y. Zhou, Z. Bai, Y. Chen, "A 190.3-dBc/Hz FoM 16-GHz Rotary Traveling-Wave Oscillator with Reliable Direction Control", IET Electronics Letters, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xx (open access now) Jan. 2021, DOI: 10.1049/ell2.12089
  • P. Parth, F. Yuan and Y. Zhou, "True-single-phase -clock D-Flipflops of improved metastability with applications in Vernier TDCs," IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integrated Systems, submitted in Aug. 2020.
  • J. Mercier and Y. Zhou, "Low-power multiband injection-locked wireless receiver," IET Circuits Devices and Systems, accepted for publication in Oct. 2020
  • F. Yuan and Y. Zhou, "Injection signaling in relaxation oscillators," Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing (Springer), Vol, 100, No. 1, pp.133-148, Jul. 2019
  • C. Christoffersen, T. Ngo, R. Song, Y. Zhou, S. Pichardo and L. Curiel, " Efficient Driving of HIFU Transducer Arrays," IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 214-224, Feb. 2019.
  • Y. Zhou, N. M. Filiol and F. Yuan, " A Quadrature Charge-Domain Sampling Mixer with Embedded FIR, IIR, and N-Path Filters," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I - Regular Papers, Vol.62, No.5, 1431-1440, 2015.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "A Study of Injection-Locked Non-Harmonic Oscillators Using Volterra Series,''  IET Circuits Devices and Systems, Vol.9, No. 2, pp. 119-130, Jan. 2015.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "Cascaded Charge-Domain Sampling Mixer with Embedded 3rd-order sinc FIR and 4-path Filters for Software-Defined Radio,'' IET Electronics Letters, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 216-218, Jan. 2014.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "Design Techniques for High-speed I/Os : Challenges and Opportunities,'' J. Electrical and Electronics (Omics), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-5, Dec. 2013.
  • F. Yuan and Y. Zhou, "Frequency-Domain Study of Lock Range of Non-Harmonic Oscillators with Multiple Multi-tone Injections,'' IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I - Regular Papers, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 1395-1406, Jun. 2013.
  • F. Yuan and Y. Zhou, "A Phasor-Domain Study of Lock Range of Harmonic Oscillators with Multiple Injections,'' IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II - Express Briefs, Vol. 59, No. 8, pp. 466-470, Aug. 2012.
  •  Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "A Study of Lock Range of Injection-Locked CMOS Active-inductor Oscillators Using A Linear Control System Approach,'' IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II - Express Briefs, Vol. 58, No. 10, pp. 627-631, Oct. 2011.

Conference Papers:

  • P. Parekh, F. Yuan, and Y. Zhou, "All-digital time integrator using bi-directional gated Vernier delay line," Proc. 63 rd IEEE Mid-West Symp. Circuis Syst., pp. 331-324, Springfield, MA, 2020 (invited for TCAS1).
  • P. Parekh, F. Yuan, and Y. Zhou, "Area/power-efficient true-single-phase-clock D-flipflops with improved metastability," Proc. 63 rd IEEE Mid-West Symp. Circuis Syst., pp. 182-185, Springfield, MA, 2020.
  • J. Mercier and Y. Zhou, "35 uW Linearized LNA for WSN Applications," Proc. 62 nd IEEE MidWest Symp. Circuits and Systems, pp.97-100, Aug. 2019, Dallas.
  • R. Riddiqui, F. Yuan and Y. Zhou, "A 500-MS/s 8.4 ps Double-Edge Successive Approximation TDC in 65 nm CMOS," Proc. 62 nd IEEE MidWest Symp. Circuits and Systems, Aug. 2019, Dallas.
  • Y. Zhou, J. Mercier and F. Yuan, " A Comparative Study Of Injection Locked Frequency Divider Using Harmonic Mixer In Weak And Strong Inversion," Proc. 61 st IEEE MidWest Symp. Circuits and Systems, pp.97-100, Aug. 2018, Windsor.
  • C. Christoffersen, T. Ngo, R. Song, Y. Zhou, S. Pichardo and L. Curiel, " Suboptimal Class DE Operation for Ultrasound Transducer Arrays," Proc. IEEE NEWCAS, Jun. 2018, Montreal.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, " Adaptive 4PAM Decision Feedback Equalizer with Reduced Number of Slicers," Proc. IEEE MidWest Symp. Circuits and Systems, pp. 775-778, Aug. 2017, Boston.
  • Y. Zhou, N. Filiol and F. Yuan, " Low-Power Programmable Charge-Domain Sampling Mixer with Embedded N-path Bandpass Filter for Software Defined Radio," Proc. IEEE Int’l Symp. Circuits Syst., pp. 1934-1937, May. 2013, Beijing.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, " A Frequency-Domain Study of Lock Range of Harmonic Oscillators with Multiple Injections," Proc. IEEE NEWCAS, pp. 29-32, Apr. 2012, Montreal.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "A Comparative Study of Lock Range of Injection-Locked Active Inductor Oscillators," Proc. IEEE MidWest Symp. Circuits and Systems, pp. 793-796, Aug. 2010, Seattle.
  • Y. Zhou and F. Yuan, "Subthreshold CMOS Active Inductors with Applications to Low-Power Injection- Locked Oscillators for Passive Wireless Microsystems," Proc. IEEE Mid-West Symp. Circuits and Systems, pp. 885-888, Aug. 2010, Seattle.