General informations

39th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC)


The aim of ESSCIRC conferences is to provide an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state devices and circuits. ESSCIRC and ESSDERC (sister conference) are governed by a single Steering Committee. The increasing level of integration for system-on-chip design made available by advances in silicon technology is stimulating more than ever before the need for deeper interaction among technologists, device experts and circuits and system designers. While keeping separate Technical Program Committees, ESSCIRC and ESSDERC will share Plenary Keynote Presentations and Joint Sessions bridging both communities. Attendees registered for either conference are encouraged to attend any of the scheduled parallel sessions. The main themes for original contributions to be submitted to ESSCIRC 2013 include but are not limited to the following:

Analog Circuits

Amplification stages, Power amplifiers for audio, CT and DT filters, SC circuits, Comparators, Nonlinear circuits, Voltage/current references, HV circuits

Data Converters

Nyquist rate converters, Oversampled ADC and DAC, Sample-Hold circuits, ADC and DAC calibration/error correction circuits, Adaptative and smart data converters

RF and mm Wave

RF/IF/analog baseband circuits, LNAs, Mixers, Power Amplifiers, IF amplifiers, Power detectors, Modulators/demodulators, VCOs, PLLs, Frequency synthesizers, Frequency dividers, Integrated passive components

Wireless and Wireline Communication Circuits and Systems

Receivers/transmitters/transceivers for wireless systems, Base station and handsets, Advanced modulation systems, TV/radio/satellite receivers, Radars

Sensors, Imagers and MEMs

Sensor subsystems and interfaces, Accelerometers, Temperature sensing, Imaging and smart imaging chips, AMOLED, MEMs subsystems, RF MEMs

Digital Circuits

Digital circuit techniques, I/O and inter-chip communication, Reconfigurable digital circuits, Clocking, Arithmetic building blocks

Processors, Memories and Interfaces

Memories, Microprocessors, DSPs, Gigabit serial links, Clock and data recovery, Equalization, Memory interfacing, Bus interfacing, Multi-rate ICs

Bio-Medical and Bio-Electronic Circuits and Systems

Implantable electronic ICs, Bio-electronic integrated systems, Bio-medical imagers, Bio-MEMs integrated systems, Lab-on-chip, Wireless body area networks

Circuits & Systems in Emerging Technology

Digital, analog and mixed-signal circuits using emerging devices such as: Multigate MOSFETs, FinFETs, Flexible electronic components, Organic transistors, Nanowires/nanotubes, Quantum devices

Power Management and energy Scavenging

Energy transducers, Power regulators, DC-DC converters, LDOs, Boost converters, Buck converters, LED drivers, Sequencers and supervisors, Green circuits

News for participants


The 2013 ESSCIRC conference will allow only electronic submission of papers in PDF format. Prospective authors must submit their paper(s) via the conference website. Papers must be submitted in the final format to be published in the proceedings. They must not exceed four A4 pages with all illustrations and references included. The size of the PDF files submitted must not exceed 2MB. Manuscript guidelines as well as instructions on how to submit electronically will be available on the conference website.

All paper submissions must be received by 15 April 2013.

After selection of papers, the authors will be informed about the decision of the Technical Program Committee by e-mail by the beginning of June 2013. At the same time, the complete program will be published on the conference website.

The working language of the conference is English, which must also be used for all presentations and printed materials.

The pdf file with details is available for download: click here


Submission deadline 15 April 2013
New Submission Deadline 29 April 2013
Notification of acceptance 7 June 2013
Early registration until 10 July 2013
New early registration until 15 July 2013


Papers submitted for review must clearly state:
• The purpose of the work
• How and to what extent it advances the state-of-the-art
• Specific results and their impact

The degree to which the paper deals with the above issues is fundamental to a successful review and selection of the paper. The most frequent cause of rejections is a lack of new results. Only work that has not been previously published will be considered. Submission of a paper for review and subsequent acceptance is considered by the committee as a commitment that the work will not be placed in the public domain prior to the conference.


Papers presented at the conference will be considered for the Best Paper Award and for the Best "Young Scientist" Paper Award. The selection will be based on the results of the paper selection process and the judgment of the conference participants. The award delivery will take place at ESSCIRC 2014.


A tutorial Day will be organized on Monday, 16 September 2013 and a Workshop Day will take place on Friday, 20 September 2013