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Yannis P. Tsividis is Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering. Starting with the first fully integrated MOS operational amplifier, which he demonstrated in 1976, he has done extensive work in analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits at the device, circuit, system, and computer simulation level. He and his students have been responsible for several contributions, ranging from precision device modeling and novel circuit building blocks to new techniques for analog and mixed-signal processing, self-correcting chips, switched-capacitor network theory, RF integrated circuits, mixed analog-digital VLSI computation and the creation of computer simulation programs. This work has resulted in several patents in several countries. He is the recipient of the 1984 IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Award for the best IEEE publication, the 1986 European Solid-State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award, and the 1998 and 2008 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Caure Best Paper Award. He is co-recipient of the 1987 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Best Paper Award and the 2003 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference L. Winner Outstanding Paper Award. He is a fellow of the IEEE, and received a Golden Jubilee Medal from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2000, and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award in 2010. At Columbia, he has received the 1991 Great Teacher Award from the Alumni Association, the 1998 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from the Engineering School Alumni Association, and the 2003 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. He received the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2005, and the IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award in 2007. In 2012, he was named Honorary Professor at the University of Patras, Greece.
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1976)
- M.S., University of California, Berkeley (1973)
- B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1972)
- Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits
- Very low voltage, very low power integrated circuits
- Analog and mixed-signal processing
- Continuous-time digital signal processing
Tsividis, "Externally linear, time-invariant systems and their
applications to companding signal processors", IEEE Transactions
of Circuits and Systems II, vol. 44, p. 65-85, February 1997.
N. Krishnapura and Y. Tsividis, "Noise and power reduction in filters through the use of adjustable bias", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 1912-1920, December 2001.
Y. Tsividis, A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics, John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
Tsividis, N. Krishnapura, Y. Palaskas, and L. Toth, Internally
varying analog circuits minimize power dissipation, IEEE Circuits and
Devices Magazine, Jan. 2003, pp. 63-72.
Y. Tsividis, Continuous-time digital signal processing, Electronics Letters, vol. 39, no. 21, pp. 1551-1552, 16 Oct. 2003.
S. Ranganathan and Y. Tsividis, Discrete-time parametric amplification
based on a three-terminal MOS varactor: Analysis and experimental
results, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 38, no. 12, pp.
2087-2093, Dec. 2003.
Y. Palaskas, Y. Tsividis, V. Prodanov, and V. Boccuzi, A divide-and-conquer technique for implementing wide dynamic range continuous-time filters, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 297-307, Feb. 2004.
Y. Tsividis, Digital signal processing in continuous time: a possibility for avoiding aliasing and reducing quantization error, Proc. 2004 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. II, pp. 589-592, Montreal, May 2004.
S. Chatterjee, Y. Tsividis, and P. Kinget, “0.5 V analog circuit techniques and their application in OTA and filter design”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 40, no. 12, pp. 2373-2387, December 2005.
G. Cowan, R. Melville, and Y. Tsividis, “A VLSI analog computer / digital computer accelerator”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 42-53, January 2006.
M. Ozgun, G. Burrra, and Y. Tsividis, “Dynamic power optimization of filters with application to zero-IF receivers”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 1344-1352, June 2006.
Y. Tsividis, “Mixed-domain systems and signal processing based on input decomposition”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 2145-2156, October 2006.
A. Yoshizawa and Y. Tsividis, “A channel-select filter with agile blocker detection and adaptive power dissipation”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2007, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 1090-1099, May 2007; correction, ibid, no. 10, p. 2316, Oct. 2007.
N. Stanic, A. Balankuty, P. Kinget, and Y. Tsividis, “A 2.4 GHz ISM-band sliding-IF receiver with a 0.5 V power supply”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 1138-1145, May 2008.
B. Schell and Y. Tsividis, “A continuous-time ADC/DSP/DAC system with no clock and activity-dependent power dissipation”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 2472-2481, November 2008.
Y. Tsividis, "Event-driven data acquisition and digital signal processing – A tutorial", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Jump-start tutorial, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 577-581, August 2010.
A. Klein and Y. Tsividis, “Externally linear discrete-time systems with application to instantaneously companding digital signal processors”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 2718-2728, November 2011.
S. Sethumadhavan, R. Roberts, and Y. Tsividis, “Hybrid discrete-continuous computer architectures”, IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, vol. 55, no. 99, Digital object identifier: 10.1109/L-CA.2011.22, September 2011.
Y. Tsividis and C. McAndrew, "Operation and Modeling of the MOS Transistor", 3d Edition, Oxford University Press, 2011.
C. Weltin-Wu and Y. Tsividis, “An Event Driven, Alias-Free ADC with Signal-Dependent Resolution”, Digest of Technical Papers, VLSI Circuits Symposium, pp. 28-29, Hawaii, June 2012.
M. Kurchuk, C. Weltin-Wu, D. Morche, and Y. Tsividis, “Event-Driven GHz-Range Continuous-Time Digital Signal Processor with Activity-Dependent Power Dissipation”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 2164-2173, September 2012.back to top