MSc S. Pan

PhD student
Electronic Instrumentation (EI), Department of Microelectronics

Themes: Precision Analog

Biography

Sining Pan was born in Beijing, China in 1991. He received his B.Sc degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2013, and M.Sc degree in microelectronics (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology, in 2016. For his M.Sc thesis, he worked on high-resolution energy-efficient resistor-based temperature sensors. Since October 2016, he has been a Ph.D student in the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory at TU Delft, where he continues working on resistor-based temperature sensors.

Publications

  1. A CMOS Resistor-Based Temperature Sensor with a 10fJ· K2 Resolution FoM and 0.4° C (3σ) Inaccuracy From− 55°C to 125°C After a 1-point Trim
    S. Pan; K.A.A Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    pp. 68-70, 2 2020. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC19947.2020.9063064

  2. A 16MHz CMOS RC Frequency Reference with±400ppm Inaccuracy from− 45° C to 85° C After Digital Linear Temperature Compensation
    Ç. Gürleyük; S. Pan; K.A.A Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    pp. 64-66, 2 2020. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC19947.2020.9063029

  3. A 0.12mm2 Wien-Bridge Temperature Sensor with 0.1°C (3σ) Inaccuracy from -40°C to 180°C
    S. Pan; Ç. Gürleyük; M.F. Pimenta; K.A.A Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    2 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC.2019.8662457

  4. A Wheatstone-Bridge Temperature Sensor with a Resolution FoM of 20fJ·K2
    S. Pan; K.A.A Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    2 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC.2019.8662337

  5. A Resistor-Based Temperature Sensor with a 0.13pJ·K2 Resolution FOM
    S. Pan; Y. Luo; S.H. Shalmany; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
    Volume 53, Issue 1, pp. 164-173, 1 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JSSC.2017.2746671
    Abstract: ... This paper describes a high-resolution energy-efficient CMOS temperature sensor, intended for the temperature compensation of MEMS/quartz frequency references. The sensor is based on silicided poly-silicon thermistors, which are embedded in a Wien-bridge RC filter. When driven at a fixed frequency, the filter exhibits a temperature-dependent phase shift, which is digitized by an energy-efficient continuous-time phase-domain delta-sigma modulator. Implemented in a 0.18-μm CMOS technology, the sensor draws 87 μA from a 1.8 V supply and achieves a resolution of 410 μKrms in a 5-ms conversion time. This translates into a state-of-the-art resolution figure-of-merit of 0.13 pJ·K². When packaged in ceramic, the sensor achieves an inaccuracy of 0.2 °C (3σ) from -40 °C to 85 °C after a single-point calibration and a correction for systematic nonlinearity. This can be reduced to ±0.03 °C (3σ) after a first-order fit. In addition, the sensor exhibits low 1/f noise and packaging shift.

  6. A 0.25 mm2-Resistor-Based Temperature Sensor With an Inaccuracy of 0.12 °C (3σ) From −55 °C to 125 °C
    S. Pan; K. A. A. Makinwa;
    IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
    Volume 53, Issue 12, pp. 3347-3355, 12 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JSSC.2018.2869595
    Abstract: ... This paper describes a compact, energy efficient, resistor-based temperature sensor that can operate over a wide temperature range (-55 °C-125 °C). The sensor is based on a Wheatstone bridge (WhB) made from silicided poly-silicon and non-silicided poly-silicon resistors. To achieve both area and energy efficiencies, the current output of the WhB is digitized by a continuous-time zoom analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Implemented in a standard 180-nm CMOS technology, the sensor consumes 52 μA from a 1.8-V supply and achieves a resolution of 280 μKrms in a 5-ms conversion time. This corresponds to a state-of-the-art resolution figure-of-merit (FoM) of 40 fJ · K². After a first-order fit, the sensor achieves an inaccuracy of ±,0.12 °C (3σ) from -55 °C to 125 °C.

  7. A CMOS Dual-RC Frequency Reference with ±200-ppm Inaccuracy from −45 °C to 85 °C
    Ç. Gürleyük; L. Pedalà; S. Pan; F. Sebastiano; K. A. A. Makinwa;
    IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
    Volume 53, Issue 12, pp. 3386-3395, 12 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JSSC.2018.2869083
    Abstract: ... This paper presents a 7-MHz CMOS RC frequency reference. It consists of a frequency-locked loop in which the output frequency of a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) is locked to the combined phase shifts of two independent RC (Wien bridge) filters, each employing resistors with complementary temperature coefficients. The filters are driven by the DCO’s output frequency and the resulting phase shifts are digitized by high-resolution phase-to-digital converters. Their outputs are then combined in the digital domain to realize a temperature-independent frequency error signal. This digitally assisted temperature compensation scheme achieves an inaccuracy of ±200 ppm from –45 °C to 85 °C after a two-point trim. The frequency reference draws 430 μA from a 1.8-V supply, while achieving a supply sensitivity of 0.18%/V and a 330-ppb Allan deviation floor in 3 s of measurement time.

  8. A 0.25mm2 resistor-based temperature sensor with an inaccuracy of 0.12°C (3σ) from −55°C to 125°C and a resolution FOM of 32fJK2
    S. Pan; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    pp. 320 - 322, 2 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC.2018.8310313

  9. Energy-Efficient High-Resolution Resistor-Based Temperature Sensors
    S. Pan; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    Springer, Chapter Hybrid ADCs, Sm, , 2017.

  10. Optimum Synchronous Phase Detection and its Application in Smart Sensor Interfaces
    S. Pan; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    In IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS),
    June 2017. DOI: 10.1109/iscas.2017.8050417

  11. Energy-Efficient High-Resolution Resistor-Based Temperature Sensors
    S. Pan; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    In Proc. Advances in Analog Circuit Design Workshop (AACD),
    April 2017. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61285-0_10

  12. A Frequency-Locked Loop Based on an Oxide Electrothermal Filter in Standard CMOS
    L. Pedala; C. Gurleyuk; S. Pan; F. Sebastiano; K. Makinwa;
    In European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC),
    Leuven, Belgium, 9 2017. DOI: 10.1109/esscirc.2017.8094512

  13. A CMOS Temperature Sensor with a 49fJ·K2 Resolution FoM
    S. Pan; H. Jiang; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Paper IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI),
    6 2017. DOI: 10.23919/vlsic.2017.8008557

  14. A Resistor-Based Temperature Sensor with a 0.13pJ·K2 Resolution FOM
    S. Pan; Y. Luo; S.H. Shalmany; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    In IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    February 2017. DOI: 10.1109/jssc.2017.2746671

  15. A high-resolution resistor-based temperature sensor
    S. Pan;
    MSc thesis, Delft University of Technology, Aug 2016. cum laude.

BibTeX support

Last updated: 22 Aug 2017

MSc students