Selected Recent Publications




   Books and Book Chapters


   John W.M. Rogers, Calvin Plett, and Foster F. Dai, Integrated Circuit Design for High-Speed Frequency Synthesis, ARTECH HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC., ISBN: 1-58053-982-3, February, 2006.

 

   Feng Zhao, and Foster F. Dai, Low-Noise Low-Power Design for Phase-Locked Loops - Multi-Phase High-Performance Oscillators, Springer International Publishing AG, ISBN 978-3-319-12199-4, New York, Nov. 2014.


   Fa Foster Dai and Charles Stroud, "Chapter 15 Analog and Mixed-Signal Test Architectures," in System-on-Chip Test Architectures: Nanometer Design for Testability, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-12-373973-5, November 2007.


   John Rogers, Foster Dai, and Calvin Plett, "Chapter 15 Frequency Synthesis for Multi-band Wireless Networks," in Wireless Technologies: Circuits, Systems, and Devices , CRC Press, ISBN: 978-0849379963, October 2007.


   Foster Dai and and Desheng Ma, "Chapter 50 Active Filters," in Extreme Environment Electronics, CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4398-7430-1, Nov. 2012.

  Foster Dai and Yuan Yao and Zhenqi Chen, "Chapter 52 Digital-to-Analog Converters," in Extreme Environment Electronics, CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4398-7430-1, Nov. 2012.

  Article Length Publications


  Jianjun Yu, Feng Zhao, Joseph Cali,  Fa Foster Dai, Desheng Ma, Xueyang Geng, Yuehai Jin, Yuan Yao, Xin Jin, J. David Irwin and Richard C. Jaeger "An X-Band Radar Transceiver MMIC with Bandwidth Reduction in 0.13µm SiGe Technology,"IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 1905 – 1915, Sept. 2014

  Feng Zhao and Fa Foster Dai, "A 0.6V Quadrature VCO With Optimized Capacitive Coupling for Phase Noise Reduction," IEEE Trans on Circuit and Systems – I: Regular Papers, vol. 59, No. 8, pp. 1694-1705, August, 2012

 

  T. D. England, R.M. Diestelhorst, E.W. Kenyon, J.D. Cressler, V. Ramachandran, M. Alles, R. Reed, R. Berger, R. Garbos, B. Blalock, A. Mantooth, M. Barlow,  Fa Foster Dai, W. Johnson, C. Ellis, J. Holmes, C. Webber, P. McCluskey, M. Mojarradi, L. Peltz, R. Frampton & C. Eckert, "A new approach to designing electronic systems for operation in extreme environments Part II - The SiGe remote electronics unit," IIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Volume: 27 , Issue 7, pp. 29 - 41, July 2012

 

  R.M. Diestelhorst, T. England, R. Berger, R. Garbos, C. Ulaganathan, B. Blalock, K. Cornett, A. Mantooth, X. Geng,  Fa Foster Dai, W. Johnson, J. Holmes, M. Alles, R. Reed, P. McCluskey, M. Mojarradi, L. Peltz, R. Frampton, C. Eckert and J.D. Cressler, "A new approach to designing electronic systems for operation in extreme environments Part I - The SiGe Remote Sensor Interface," IIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Volume: 27 , Issue 6, pp. 24-34, June, 2012

 

  Chu Xiaojie, Lin Min, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A fully integrated frequency synthesizer for a dual-mode GPS and Compass receiver," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 035004-1 to 035004-7, March 2012

 

  Yuehai Jin and Fa Foster Dai, "Impact of Transceiver RFIC Impairments on MIMO System Performance," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 59, no. 1, pp.538-549, Jan. 2012

 

 Peng Miao, Lin Min, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A transformer-loaded receiver front end for 2.4 GHz WLAN in 0.13 μm CMOS technology," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 32, No. 12, pp. 125002-1 to 125002-6, Dec. 2011

 

 Hu Xueqing, Gong Zheng, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A wideband RF amplifier for satellite tuners," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 115002-1 to 115002-5, Nov. 2011

 

  Chu Xiaojie, Jia Hailong, Lin Min, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A 0.13 um CMOS DS fractional-N frequency synthesizer for WLAN transceivers," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 32, No. 10, pp. 105005-1 to 105005-7, Oct. 2011

 

  Xu Hua, Wang Lei, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "Design and optimization of a 2.4 GHz RF front-end with an on-chip balun," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 095004-1 to 095004-1-6, Sept. 2011

 

  Gong Zheng, Chen Bei, Hu Xueqing, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A low power 8th order elliptic low-pass filter for a CMMB tuner," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 095002-1 to 095002-7, Sept. 2011

 

  Desheng Ma, Fa Foster Dai, Richard C. Jaeger and J. David Irwin, "An 8-18 GHz 0.18W Wideband Recursive Receiver MMIC with Gain-Reuse," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 562-571, March 2011


  Jie Qin, Joseph Cali, Bradley F. Dutton, George J. Starr, Fa Foster Dai, and Charles E. Stroud, "Selective Spectrum Analysis for Analog Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 562-571, May 2011


  Xueyang Geng and Fa Foster Dai, "An 8.7-13.8 GHz Transformer-coupled Varactor-less Quadrature Current-controlled Oscillator in 0.18 µm SiGe BiCMOS Technology," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1669-1677, September 2010


  Yu Peng, Yan Jun, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A dual-band frequency synthesizer for CMMB application with low phase noise," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 095001-1 to 095001-6, Sept. 2010

  Desheng Ma and Fa Foster Dai, "A 7.27GHz Q-Enhanced Low Noise Amplifier RFIC with 70dB Image Rejection Ratio," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 456-458, August 2010


  Xueyang Geng, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "24-Bit 5.0 GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer RFIC With Direct Digital Modulations in 0.13 µm SiGe BiCMOS Technology," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 944-954, May 2010


  Zhenqi Chen and Fa Foster Dai, "Effects of LO Phase and Amplitude Imbalances and Phase Noise on M-QAM Transceiver Performance," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1505-1517, May, 2010


  Jianjun Yu, Fa Foster Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 12-Bit Vernier Ring Time-to-Digital Converter in 0.13μm CMOS Technology," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 830-842, April 2010


  Xueyang Geng, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "An 11Bit 8.6GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC with 10-bit Segmented Sine-weighted DAC," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 300 - 313, Feb. 2010


  Yuan Yao, Yin Shi, Fa Foster Dai, "A Fully Integrated 900MHz Passive RFID Transponder Front-End with Novel Zero-Threshold RF-DC Rectifier," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 2317-2325, July 2009


  Dayu Yang, Fa Foster Dai, Weining Ni, Yin Shi, and Richard C. Jaeger, "Delta-Sigma Modulation in Direct Digital Frequency Synthesis," IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 793-802, June 2009

 

  Chen Bei, Chen Fangxiong, Ma Heping, Shi Yin and Fa Foster Dai, "A widely tunable continuous-time LPF for a direct conversion DBS tuner," Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 025009-1 to 025009-5, Feb. 2009


  Xuefeng Yu, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 12 GHz 1.9 W Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC Implemented in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS Technology," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1384-1393, June 2008


  Xuefeng Yu, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 9-Bit Quadrature Direct Digital Synthesizer Implemented In 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS Technology," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Technology, vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 1257-1266, May 2008


  Yuan Yao, Fa Foster Dai, Richard Jaeger, John D. Cressler "12-Bit Cryogenic Current Steering DAC for Space Applications," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 2810-2819, July 2008


  Vasanth Kakani, Fa Foster Dai, "Design and Analysis of a Transversal Filter RFIC in SiGe Technology," IEEE Design and Test of Computers, No. 1, pp. 10-16, Jan. 2008


  Vasanth Kakani, Fa Foster Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 5-GHZ Low-Power Series-Coupled BiCMOS Quadrature VCO With Wide Tuning Range," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 457-459, June 2007


  Jie Qin, Charles E. Stroud, and Fa Foster Dai, "FPGA-Based Analog Functional Measurements for Adaptive Control in Mixed-Signal Systems," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1885-1897, August 2007


  Fa Foster Dai, "Electronic Equalizations for Optical Fiber Dispersion Compensation," Optical Engineering, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 035006-1 to 035006-12, March 2007


  Foster Fa Dai, Charles Stroud, and Dayu Yang, "Automatic Linearity and Frequency Response Tests with Built-in Pattern Generator and Analyzer," IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 561 - 572, June 2006


  Desheng Ma, Yin Shi, and Fa Foster Dai, "A Wide-Band Low Noise Amplifier for Terrestrial and Cable Receptions," Chinese Journal of Semiconductors, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 970-975, June, 2006


  John W. M. Rogers, Foster F. Dai, Calvin Plett, and Mark S. Cavin, "Design and Characterization of a 5.2 GHz/2.4 GHz ΣΔ Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer for Low-Phase Noise Performance," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2006, Article ID 48489, pp. 1-11, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, May 2006


  Foster F. Dai, Weining Ni, Yin Shi, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Direct Digital Frequency Synthesizer WithFourth-Order Phase Domain DS Noise Shaperand 12-bit Current-Steering DAC," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 839-850, April 2006


  Lakshmi S. Jyothi Chimakurthy, Malinky Ghosh, Foster F. Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Novel DDS Using Nonlinear ROM Addressing With Improved Compression Ratio and Quantization Noise," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 274 - 283, Feb. 2006


  Dave G. Rahn, Mark S. Cavin, Foster F. Dai, Neric Fong, Richard Griffith, Jose Macedo, David Moore, John W. M. Rogers, and Mike Toner, "A Fully Integrated Multi-Band MIMO WLAN Transceiver RFIC," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 1629-1641, August, 2005. Listed on the JSSC website as one of the Most-Read JSSC Articles for 2005


  John W. M. Rogers, Foster F. Dai, Mark S. Cavin, and Dave G. Rahn, "A Multi-Band Delta-sigma Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer for a MIMO WLAN Transceiver RFIC," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 678-689, March, 2005


   International Conference Papers


 Dongyi Liao, Hechen Wang, Fa Foster Dai, Yang Xu, and Roc Berenguer,  "An 802.11 a/b/g/n Digital Fractional-N PLL with Automatic TDC Linearity Calibration for Spur Cancellation," IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, San Francisco, USA, May, 2016

 Rong Jiang,  Fa Foster Dai, Feng Zhao, Guofu Niu, Michael Hamilton, Jun Fu, Wei Zhou and Yudong Wang, “Dual-band Quad-Core Tranformer Coupled VCO with Phase Noise Optimization,” IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), Boston, MA, Oct. 2015

 Zhan Su, Fa Foster Dai, B. Wilamowski, Michael Hamilton, Wei Zhou, Yudong Wang and Jun Fu, “A 0.8~3GHz Wideband Folded Down-Converter with Noise Cancellation in 0.18um SiGe Technology,IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), Boston, MA, Oct. 2015

 Hechen Wang, Feng Zhao, Fa Foster Dai, Guofu Niu, B. Wilamowski, Jun Fu, Wei Zhou, Yudong Wang, “A wide tuning triple-band frequency generator MMIC in 0.18μm SiGe BiCMOS technology,” IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp. 199 – 202, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2014

 Feng Zhao and Fa Foster Dai, “A capacitive-coupling technique with phase noise and phase error reduction for multi-phase clock generation,” IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 1-4, San Jose, California, September, 2014


Jianjun Yu, Desheng Ma, Xueyang Geng, Feng Zhao, Joseph Cali, Fa Foster Dai, Yuan Yao, Yuehai Jin, J. David Irwin, Richard C. Jaeger, and Andre Aklian, , “An X-Band Radar Receiver with Bandwidth Reduction Implemented in 0.13µm SiGe Technology,” IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), Bordeaux, France, Oct. 2013

 Jianjun Yu, Joseph Cali, Feng Zhao, Fa Foster Dai, Xin Jin, Michael Pukish, Yuehai Jin, Zachary Hubbard, J. David Irwin, Richard C. Jaeger, and Andre Aklian, “A Direct Digital Synthesis Based Chirp Radar Transmitter in 0.13 µm SiGe Technology,” IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), Bordeaux, France, Oct. 2013

 Feng Zhao, Jianjun Yu, Joseph Cali, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Andre Aklian, “A 4.8-6.8GHz Phase-Locked Loop with Power Optimized Design Methodology for Dividers,” IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), Bordeaux, France, Oct. 2013

 Joseph Cali, Xueyeng Geng, Feng Zhao, Michael Pukish, Fa Foster Dai, and Andre Aklian, “A 650 MHz DDFS for Stretch Processing Radar in 130nm BiCMOS Process,” European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), Nuremberg, Germany, Oct. 2013

 Jianjun Yu and Fa Foster Dai, “Phase Noise Improvement Using Digitally Controlled Artificial Dielectric,” European Microwave Conference (EuMC), Nuremberg, Germany, Oct. 2013

 Xin Jin and Fa Foster Dai, “A 100MHz fifth-order low-pass gm-C filter using folded stages,” 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), pp. 6234-6239, Montreal, Canada, October, 2012

 Yuehai Jin and Fa Foster Dai, “A Harmonic Rejection Mixer in Wideband Transmitter,” 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), pp. 6240-6243, Montreal, Canada, October, 2012


 Hossein Noori and Fa Foster Dai, “Effect of CMOS Device Sizing on Circuit Noise Performance,” 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), pp. 6245-6247, Montreal, Canada, October, 2012

  Jianjun Yu, Feng Zhao, Joseph Cali, Desheng Ma, Xueyang Geng, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Andre Aklian, "A Single-Chip X-Band Chirp Radar MMIC with Stretch Processing," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 1-4, San Jose, California, September, 2012

  Xin Jin and Fa Foster Dai, "A 6th Order Zero Capacitor Spread 1MHz - 10MHz Tunable CMOS Active-RC Low Pass Filter with Fast Tuning Scheme," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1187-1190, Seoul Korea, May, 2012

  Hossein Noori and Fa Foster Dai, "Remedies for Noise Degradation due to Active Q-Enhancement Circuit, " IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1756-1759, Seoul Korea, May, 2012

 Desheng Ma and Fa Foster Dai, Charles E. Stroud and Richard C. Jaeger "A Tunable Wideband LNA for Self-Healing Application," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.107-110, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2011

 Xueyang Geng, Desheng Ma, Zhenqi Chen, Fa Foster Dai, John D. Cressler, Jeremy A. Yaeger, Mohammad M. Mojarradi, Alan Mantooth, Benjamin J. Blalock, Richard W. Berger,  "High Speed Channel Resistive Sensor Interface with RHBD in 0.5 μm SiGe BiCMOS for UWT from -180˚C to 120˚C," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.78-81, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2011

  Feng Zhao and Fa Foster Dai, "A 0.6V Quadrature VCO With Optimized Capacitive Coupling for Phase Noise Reduction," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 1-4, San Jose, California, September, 2011

  Zhenqi Chen and Fa Foster Dai, "A 3mW 8-Bit Radiation-hardened-by-design DAC for Ultra-wide Temperature Range from -180oC to 120oC," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011


  Vasanth Kakani and Fa Foster Dai, "A 4.2-4.7GHz, 3.7mW Digitally Controlled Oscillator RFIC," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011


  Jianjun Yu and Fa Foster Dai, "On-chip Jitter Measurement Using Vernier Ring Time-to-digital Converter," IEEE 19th Asian Test Symposium, pp. 167-170, Shanghai, China, December, 2010


  Yuan Yao, Desheng Ma and Fa Foster Dai, "A 12-bit Interleaved OpAmp-Sharing Pipeline ADC for Extreme Environment Applications," 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology (ICSICT), pp. 394-396, Shanghai, China, November 2010


  Miao Peng, Min Lin, Tuo Wu, Yin Shi and Fa Foster Dai, "A 2.4GHz front-end with on-chip balun in a 0.13um CMOS technology," 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology (ICSICT), pp. 512-514, Shanghai, China, November 2010


  Hua Xu, Yin Shi and Fa Foster Dai, "A 5.2GHz Variable Gain Low Noise Amplifier RFIC with Adaptive Biasing for Improved Linearity," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp. 224-227, Austin, TX, Oct. 2010


  Jianjun Yu and Fa Foster Dai, "A 3-Dimensional Vernier Ring Time-to-digital Converter in 0.13μm CMOS," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, California, September, 2010


  Xiaojie Chu, Min Lin, Zheng Gong, Yin Shi and Fa Foster Dai, "A CMOS Programmable Gain Amplifier with a Novel DC-offset Cancellation Technique," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, California, September, 2010


   Ryan M. Diestelhorst, Steven Finn, Laleh Najafizadeh, Desheng Ma, Pengfei Xi, Chandradevi Ulaganathan, John D. Cressler, Ben Blalock, Fa Foster Dai, Alan Mantooth, Linda Del Castillo, Mohammad Mojarradi, and Richard Berger, "A monolithic, wide-temperature, charge amplification channel for extreme environments," IEEE Aerospace Conference, pp. 1-10, Big Sky, MT , USA, April, 2010


  Xueyang Geng and Fa Foster Dai, "An 8.7-13.8 GHz Transformer-coupled Varactor-less Quadrature Current-controlled Oscillator RFIC," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.63-66, Capri, Italy, Oct. 2009


  Starr, G.J.; Jie Qin; Dutton, B.F.; Stroud, C.E.; Fa Foster Dai, and Nelson, V.P., "Automated Generation of Built-In Self-Test and Measurement Circuitry for Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems," 24th IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI Systems, pp.11 - 19, Oct., 2009


  Hua Xu; Yin Shi and Fa Foster Dai, "A CMMB mobile TV tuner frontend with integrated RSSI for dual-band applications," invited paper at IEEE 8th International Conference on ASICON, pp. 351-354, October, 2009


   Yin Shi, Fa Foster Dai, Xueqing Hu; Peng Yu; Bei Chen; Zheng Gong, "A fully integrated broadband direct-conversion receiver RFIC for satellite tuner," invited paper at IEEE 8th International Conference on ASICON, pp. 375-378, October, 2009


  Peng Yu; Zheng Gong; Ming Gu; Yin Shi and Fa Foster Dai, "A 430MHz-2.15GHz fractional-N frequency synthesizer for DVB and ABS-S applications," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 247-250, San Jose, California, September, 2009


  Jianjun Yu, Fa Foster Dai and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 12-Bit Vernier Ring Time-to-Digital Converter in 0.13μm CMOS Technology," IEEE VLSI Symposium, pp. 232 - 233, Kyoto, Japan, June 2009


  Xueyang Geng, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 5 GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC with Direct Modulation and Spur Randomization," IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 419-422, June 7-9, 2009


  Desheng Ma, Fa Foster Dai, Richard C. Jaeger, and J. David Irwin "An 8-18 GHz 0.18W Wideband Recursive Receiver MMIC with Gain-Reuse," IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 463 - 466, June 7-9, 2009


  Xueyang Geng, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 9-bit 2.9GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC with Direct Digital Frequency and Phase Modulations," IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), pp. 1125-1128, Boston, June 2009


  Desheng Ma, Fa Foster Dai, Richard C. Jaeger, and J. David Irwin "An 8–18 GHz Wideband SiGe BiCMOS Low Noise Amplifier," IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), pp. 929 - 932, Boston, June 2009


  Zhenqi Chen and Fa Foster Dai "Effects of Lo Phase and Amplitude Imbalances and Phase Noise on M- QAM Transceiver Performance," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 197-200, Taipei, May 2009


  Desheng Ma, Xueyang Geng, Fa Foster Dai and John D. Cressler, "A 6th Order Butterworth SC Low Pass Filter for Cryogenic Applications from -180ºC to 120ºC," IEEE Aerospace Conference, pp.1-8, Big Sky, MT, March, 2009


  Jie Qin, C. Stroud, and Fa Foster Dai "Test Time of Multiplier/Accumulator Based Output Response Analyzer in Built-In Analog Functional Testing," The 41st IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST), pp. 363-367, Tullahoma, Tennessee, March 2009


  Desheng Ma, Bogdan Wilamowski, and Fa Foster Dai, "A Tunable CMOS Resistor with Wide Tuning Range for Low Pass Filter Application," IEEE 9th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, San Diego, CA, January, 2009


  Mark Ray, William Souder, Marcus Ratcliff, Fa Foster Dai and J. David Irwin, "A 13GHz Low Power Multi-Modulus Divider Implemented in 0.12um SiGe Technology," IEEE 9th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, San Diego, CA, January, 2009


  Xuefeng Yu, Fa Foster Dai , David Irwin and Richard Jaeger, "A 2.2V 200mW 3GHz Ring Oscillator Based Waveform Generator," IEEE 9th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, pp. 1-4, San Diego, CA, January, 2009


  Yuan Yao, Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 3-Bit 2.2V 3.08pJ/Conversion-Step 11GS/s Flash ADC in A 0.12mm SiGe BiCMOS Technology," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.256-259, Monterey, California, Oct. 2008


  Yuehai Jin and Fa Foster Dai, "A 5GHz Low Power Receiver Front-end RFIC with One Tail Current Implemented In SiGe BiCMOS Technology," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.224-227, Monterey, California, Oct. 2008


  Bei Chen, Fangxiong Chen, Heping Ma, Yin Shi, and Fa Foster Dai, "A 4-40MHz continuous-time LPF with on chip automatic tuning for a direct conversion DBS Tuner," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.17-20, Monterey, California, Oct. 2008


  Fang Yuan, Heping Ma, Jun Yan, Yin Shi, and Fa Foster Dai, "A Low Power Multi-mode Baseband for Direct-Conversion WLAN Transceiver and DVB-H," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.21-24, Monterey, California, Oct. 2008


  Hua Xu, Yin Shi, Fa Foster. Dai, Jun Yan, Xin Liu, "A 2.6-GHz Zero-IF Mobile-TV Front-end RFIC for CMMB Applications," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.220-223, Monterey, California, Oct. 2008


  Peng Yu, Jun Yan, Yin Shi, and Fa Foster Dai, "A Mixed Signal Wide-Band BiCMOS Frequency Synthesizer for DVB Application," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp.228-231, Monterey, California, Oct. 2008


  Xueyang Geng, Xuefeng Yu, Fa Foster Dai, David J. Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "An 11Bit 8.6GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC," 34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp.362-265, Edingburgh, U.K., September, 2008


  Xuefeng Yu, Fa Foster Dai, Dayu Yang, J. David Irwin, Richard C. Jaeger, "An X/Ku-Band Frequency Synthesizer Using A 9-Bit Quadrature DDS," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 491-494, San Jose, California, September, 2008


  Yin Shi, Fa Foster Dai, Jun Yan, Ming Gu, Xueqing Hu, Hua Xu, Xuelian Zhang, Qiming Xu, Bei Chen, Fangxiong Chen, Peng Yu, Heping Ma, Fang Yuan, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Multifunction Transceiver RFIC for 802.11a/b/g WLAN and DVB-H Applications," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 249-252, San Jose, California, September, 2008


  Yin Shi, Fa Foster Dai, Jun Yan, Hua Xu, Xuelian Zhang, Heping Ma, Fang Yuan, Xin Guan, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Fully Integrated Zero-IF Mobile TV Tuner RFIC for S-band CMMB Application," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 253-256, San Jose, California, September, 2008


  Xuelian Zhang, Jun Yan, Yin Shi, and Fa Foster Dai, "A 2.4GHz Power Amplifier Driver used in a WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g Transmitter Front-End," 4th IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems for Communications (ICCSC), pp. 55-59, Shanghai, China, May 2008


  Richard Berger, Raymond Garbos, John Cressler, Mohammad Mojarradi, Leora Peltz, Ben Blalock, Wayne Johnson, Goufu Niu, Foster Dai, Alan Mantooth, Jim Holmes, Mike Alles, Patrick McClusky, "A Miniaturized Data Acquisition System for Extreme Temperature Environments," IEEE Aerospace Conference, pp. 1-12, Big Sky, MT, March, 2008


  Robert Frampton , John Cressler, Mohammad Mojarradi, Ben Blalock, Wayne Johnson, Goufu Niu, Foster Dai, Alan Mantooth, Mike Alles, Jim Holmes, Richard Berger, Raymond Garbos, Patrick McClusky, William Atwell, and Leora Peltz, "Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) Technology for Low Temperature Environments for Europa and Enceladus Missions," Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10-14, 2008


  Yuan Yao, Xuefeng Yu, Dayu Yang, Foster Dai, J. David Irwin,and Richard C. Jaeger, "A3-Bit 20GS/s Interleaved Flash Analog-to-Digital Converter in SiGe Technology," IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp420-423,Jeju, Korea, November, 2007


  Fa Foster Dai, Yin Shi, Jun Yan, Xueqing Hu, "MIMO RFIC Transceiver Designs for WLAN Applications," invited paper at The 7th International Conference on ASIC (ASICON), pp. 348 - 351, Guilin, China, October, 2007


  Yin Shi, Fa Foster Dai, Jun Yan, Xueqing Hu, Qiming Xu, Hua Xu, Xuelian Zhang, "A5.2GHz Low Power Transceiver RFIC for WLAN Applications," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp. 5-8, Boston, Massachusetts, September,2007


  Q. Xu, X. Hu,Y. Jan, Y. Shi, F. F. Dai, R. C. Jaeger, "A Deriect-Conversion Mixer with a DC-offset Cancellation for WLAN," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp. 13-16, Boston, Massachusetts, September, 2007


  Xuefeng Yu, Foster Dai, Dayu Yang, Vasanth Kakani, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 9-Bit 6.3GHz 2.5W Quadrature Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC, " IEEE VLSI Symposium, pp. 52-53, Kyoto, Japan, June 2007


  Xuefeng Yu, Foster Dai, Dayu Yang, Vasanth Kakani, J. David Irwin, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 9-Bit 9.6GHz 1.9W Direct Digital Synthesizer RFIC Implemented In 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS Technology,"  IEEE RFIC Symposium, pp. 241-244, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007


  Hailong Jia; Weining Ni, Yin Shi, and Foster F. Dai, "A Novel DC-DC Charge Pump Circuit for Passive RFID Transponder," Proceeding of 2007 International Workshop on Electron Devices and Semiconductor Technology (EDST), pp. 218 - 221, Beijing, China, June 2007


  Jie Qin, C. Stroud, and F. Dai, "Noise Figure Measurement Using Mixed-Signal BIST," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp.2180-2183, New Orleans, 2007


  Ling Yuan, Weining Ni, Yin Shi, Foster Dai, "A 10-Bit 2GHz Current-Steering CMOS D/A Converter", IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp.737-740, New Orleans, 2007


  John D. Cressler, Mohammad Mojarradi, Ben Blalock, Wayne Johnson, Guofu Niu, Foster Dai, Alan Mantooth, Jim Holmes, Mike Alles, Robert Reed, Patrick McCluskey, Richard Berger, Ray Garbos, Leora Peltz, Alvin Joseph, and Cliff Eckert, (invited) "Silicon-Germanium Integrated Electronics for Extreme Environments," The Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech), Lake Buena Vista, FL, March, 2007


  J. Qin, C. Stroud, and F. Dai, "Phase Delay Measurement and Calibration in Built-In Analog Functional Testing," Proc. IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, pp. 145-149, Macon, Georgia, March 2007


  Ming Gu, Desheng Ma, Wei Mao, Jun Yan, Yin Shi, and Fa Foster Dai, "A Wide-band Front-end for Terrestrial and Cable Receptions," IEEE 7th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, pp. 209-212, Long Beach, CA, January, 2007


  Jun Yan, Qiming Xu, Xuelian Zhang, Xueqing Hu, Hua Xu, Yin Shi, Fa Foster Dai, "A 5GHz Low Power WLAN Transceiver SiGe RFIC for Personal Communication Terminal Applications," IEEE 7th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, pp. 142-145, Long Beach, CA, January, 2007


  Dayu Yang, Weining Ni, Foster F. Dai, Yin Shi, and Richard C. Jaeger, "Delta-Sigma Modulation in Direct Digital Frequency Synthesis," IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), pp. 523-526, San Jose, California, September, 2006


  Vasanth Kakani, Foster F. Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A 5GHz Series Coupled BiCMOS Quadrature VCO with Wide Tuning Range," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp. 138-141, Maastricht, The Netherlands, October, 2006


  Vasanth Kakani, Xuefeng Yu, Foster F. Dai, Richard C. Jaeger, "A 3.5GHz Low Power Programmable Transversal Filter RFIC Implemented in 47GHz SiGe Technology," IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), pp. 84-87, Maastricht, The Netherlands, October, 2006


  D. Ma, W. Mao, M. Gu, Y. Shi, F. F. Dai, and R. C. Jaeger, "A High-Gain High-Linearity Wide-Band Low Noise Amplifier For Terrestrial and Cable Receptions," IEEE International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, vol. IV, pp. 2601-2604, Guilin, China, June, 2006


  W. Mao, M. Gu, D. Ma, Y. Shi, and F. F. Dai, "The Wideband High-Linearity Mixers for Cable Television Tuner Application," IEEE International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, vol. IV, pp. 2597-2600, Guilin, China, June, 2006


  J. Yan, D. Ma, W. Mao, M. Gu, Y. Shi, and F. F. Dai, "An Ambient Proof and Wide Tuning Range LC VCO with Automatic Amplitude Control for Tuner Applications," IEEE International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, vol. IV, pp. 2629-2633, Guilin, China, June, 2006


  Yuan Yao, Xuefeng Yu, Foster Dai, Richard Jaeger, "A12-Bit Current Steering DAC for Cryogenic Applications," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Kos, Greece, pp. 105-108, May 2006


  Qiming Xu, Xueqing Hu, Peng Gao, Jun Yan, Yin Shi, Foster Dai, Richard Jaeger, "A Direct-Conversion Mixer with DC-Offset Cancellation for IEEE 802.11a WLAN Receiver," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 5696-5699, Kos, Greece, May 2006


  Charles Stroud, Dayu Yang, Foster Dai, "Analog Frequency Response Measurement in Mixed-Signal Systems," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 5736-5739, Kos, Greece, May 2006


  Weining Ni, Xueyang Geng, Yin Shi, Foster Dai, "A 12-Bit 300 MHz CMOS DAC for High-Speed System Applications," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1402-1405, Kos, Greece, May 2006


  Jie Qin, Charles Stroud, and Foster Dai, "Phase Delay in MAC-based Analog Functional Testing in Mixed-Signal Systems," IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, pp 44-50, Essex Junction, Vermont, May 2006


  John Rogers, Dave Rahn, Mark Cavin, Foster Dai, Neric Fong, Richard Griffith, Jose Macedo, David Moore, and Mike Toner, "A Fully Integrated Multi-Band MIMO WLAN Transceiver RFIC," IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, pp. 290 - 293, Kyoto, Japan, June, 2005


  Weining Ni, Foster F. Dai, Yin Shi, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Direct Digital Frequency Synthesizer with Single-Stage ∆Σ Interpolator and Current-Steering DAC," IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, pp. 56-59, Kyoto, Japan, June, 2005


  Dayu Yang, Foster Dai, and Charles Stroud, "Built-In Self-Test for Automatic Analog Frequency Response Measurement," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 2208-2211, Kobe, Japan, May 2005


  Vasanth Kakani, Foster F. Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A High Speed Integrated Equalizer for Dispersion Compensation in 10Gb/s Fiber Networks," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1178-1181, Kobe, Japan, May 2005


  Foster F. Dai, Shengfang Wei, and Richard Jaeger, "Integrated Blind Electronic Equalization For Fiber Dispersion Compensation," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 5750-5753, Kobe, Japan, May 2005


  Xuefeng Yu, Foster F. Dai, Yin Shi, and Ronghua Zhu, "2 GHz 8-bit CMOS ROM-Less Direct Digital Frequency Synthesizer," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 4397- 4400, Kobe, Japan, May 2005


  Yuan Yao, Yin Shi, and Foster. F. Dai, "A Novel Low-Power Input-Independent MOS AC/DC Charge Pump," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 380 - 383, Kobe, Japan, May 2005


  Dayu Yang, and Foster F. Dai, "A 10GHz Nonlinear Cosine-Weighted Digital-to-Analog Converter For High-Speed Direct Digital Synthesis," IEEE 5th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, Atlanta, GA, pp. 73-76, September, 2004


  Vasanth Kakani, and Foster F. Dai, "Integrated Electronic Equalizer for Dispersion Compensation in 10Gb/s Fiber Networks," IEEE 5th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, Atlanta, GA, pp. 314-317, September, 2004


  Foster F. Dai, Lakshmi S. J. Chimakurthy, Dayu Yang, Jun Huang, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Low Power 5 GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer Designed In SiGe Technology," IEEE 5th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, Atlanta, GA, pp. 21-24, September, 2004


  Raja K. K. R. Sandireddy, Foster F. Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Generic Architecture for Multi-Modulus Dividers in Low-Power and High-Speed Frequency Synthesis," IEEE 5th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, Atlanta, GA, pp. 243-246, September, 2004


  Foster Dai, Charles Stroud, Dayu Yang, and Shuying Qi, "Automatic Linearity (IP3) Test with Built-in Pattern Generator and Analyzer," Proc. IEEE International Test Conference (ITC), pp. 271-280, Charlotte, NC, October, 2004


  Shuying Qi, Foster Dai, Charles Stroud, and Dayu Yang, "Analog Circuit Testing Using Built-In Direct-Digital Synthesis," Proc. IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, pp. 190-195, May 2004


  Lakshmi S. J. Chimakurthy, Malinky Ghosh, Foster F. Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "A Novel DDS Architecture Using Nonlinear ROM Addressing with Improved Compression Ratio and Quantization Noise," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 705-708, Vancouver, Canada, May 2004


  Vasanth Kakani, Foster F. Dai, and Richard C. Jaeger, "DELAY ANALYSIS AND OPTIMAL BIASING FOR HIGH SPEED LOW POWER CURRENT MODE LOGIC CIRCUITS," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 869-872, Vancouver, Canada, May 2004


  John Rogers, Mark Cavin, Foster F. Dai, and Dave Rahn, "A Delta-Sigma Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer with Multi-Band PMOS VCOs for 2.4 and 5GHz WLAN Applications," European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp. 651-654, Estoril, Portugal, September, 2003



  Patents


  Fa Foster Dai and G. Goldman, “RF system with integrated phase shifters using dual multi-phase phase-locked loops,” US Patent App. 13/767,892, Assignee US Army Research Lab, Aug. 21, 2014

  Fa Foster Dai and Jianjun Yu, "Vernier Ring Time-To-Digital Converters with Comparator Matrix," US patent No. 8,138,958 B2, Assignee Auburn University, filed on Jan. 29, 2010, issued on March 20, 2012


  Fa Foster Dai, "High-Order Delta-Sigma Noise Shaping in Direct Digital Frequency Synthesis," US patent No. 7,577,695 B2, Assignee Auburn University, filed on July 22, 2005, issued on August 18, 2009


  Fa Foster Dai and Charles E. Stroud, "Automatic Analog Test and Compensation with Built-In Pattern Generator and Analyzer," US patent No. 7,428,683 B2, Assignee Auburn University, filed on July 22, 2005, issued on September 23, 2008


  Fa Foster Dai and M. Pacek, "Adaptive distortion compensation in optical fiber communication networks," US patent No. 7224911 B2, Assignee JDS Uniphase Corporation, filed on June 05, 2002, issued on May 29, 2007


  T. Jackson, G. Eapen, and Fa Dai, "Linearized Offset QPSK Modulation Utilizing a Sigma-Delta Based Frequency Modulator," US patent No. 6,975,687, Assignee Hughes Electronics, filed on June 18, 2001, issued on December 13, 2005


  T. Jackson, G. Eapen, and Foster Dai, "Feed Forward Sigma Delta Interpolator For Use in a Fractional-N Synthesizer," US patent No. 6,941,330, Assignee Hughes Electronics, filed on Sept. 26, 2001, issued on September 6, 2005