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Special Issue: Advances in Oscillator Analysis and Design

posted May 13, 2010, 12:54 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated May 14, 2010, 12:22 PM ]
Oscillators are key elements in many electronic systems. They are of particular importance for communication systems and their quality affects the overall performance of such systems. Upon reviewing the literature on this topic, it is recognized that there is a continuous back and forward movement between the design/analysis approach based on Linear Circuit Theory and the approach based on Nonlinear Circuit Theory. As a result, important aspects of oscillators such as phase noise, frequency stability, amplitude stability and harmonic distortion remain open for research with no robust design procedure which can satisfy prescribed constraints on the values for these variables. Furthermore, it is now realized that sinusoidal, relaxation and chaotic oscillators can be interrelated as special cases of each other.
The aim of this special issue is to help introduce a unified framework for the analysis and design of all types of oscillators approaching the problem from a Nonlinear Circuit Theorist perspective.

 The following application areas are covered:
  • Novel nonlinear modeling and analysis techniques for oscillators
  • Design optimization under simultaneous amplitude, spectral and noise constraints
  • Oscillator related aspects of bifurcation theory
  • Cad tools targeting oscillators

  The Guest Editors are:

Dr. Khaled N. Salama
Electrical Engineering Program
Physical Sciences and Engineering Division
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ahmed S. Elwakil
Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Sharjah
P. O. Box 27272, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 6 5585191

Dr. Tetsushi Ueta
Center for Advanced Information Technology
Tokushima University
Tokushima, 770-8506 Japan
Phone/Fax: +81-886-56-7501