Advances and New Design Possibilities for Analog Signal Processing

Although digital signal processing is becoming increasingly more powerful and many types of signal processing have indeed moved to digital domain due to the advances in IC technology, analog circuits are fundamentally necessary in many complex and high performance systems, this is caused by the reality that naturally occurring signals are analog. In other words, analog circuits act as a bridge between the real world and digital systems.

In analog signal processing, many circuit topologies including active filters, oscillators, immittance simulators, memristive circuits etc. have been proposed in the literature. The main requirement is how to realize these circuits and how to use them in practical applications.

It is known that application area of analog signal processing is wide and ranging from very low frequencies at several Hz levels of biomedical and sonar signals to RF applications operating at GHz level, from EEG signals to cognitive radio and encrypted communications.

Furthermore, another advance in analog circuit design is the memristor applications. It is expected that memristors can be applied and provide new additional features to analog circuits. Various analog and chaotic applications of memristor to analog, chaotic and synaptic circuits are studied in the literature. Despite large-scale interest on memristor and emerging many studies, no commercially available memristor exists yet. In this sense, a proper physical implementation representing the memristor behavior is of great importance from the point of view of real-world circuit design.

Similar to the previous special sessions performed in ELECO’2013 and ELECO’2015, the aim of this special session on Advances and New Design Possibilities for Analog Signal Processing is to bring the latest research work together, performed in the field of circuit design for analog signal processing, considering new advances and new design possibilities. Proposed special session will contain papers corresponding to different abstraction levels of the design procedure, including new design and realization of active elements with different technologies, design of new filter and oscillator topologies, RF applications, memristive circuit realizations etc. and their application areas from practical world.

Organizers

Hakan Kuntman
Professor
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering Dpt.
34469, Maslak/Istanbul, TURKEY
e-mail: kuntman@itu.edu.tr

Serdar Özoğuz
Professor
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering Dpt.
34469, Maslak/Istanbul, TURKEY
e-mail: ozoguz@itu.edu.tr