Welcome to the homepage of the Kinget Group at Columbia University in New York City. Our research group is part of the Columbia Integrated Systems Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Our research focuses on the design, simulation and measurement of

Our ongoing research projects are described in the "Research" section. You can find microphotographs of some of the chips we have designed in the "Chip Gallery". You can find our conference and journal papers listed in the "Publications" section. Our papers regularly appear in the IEEExplore Top 100 download ranking and the JSSC Most Read Articles lists.

In case you wonder: 'The electronic world is going digital, why analog?', check out these quotes.

If you are interested in research projects for undergraduate or M.S. students or in opportunities to join our group, check out the "Prospective Students" section.


  • Jianxun Zhu will present his research on " Very-Low-Noise Frequency-Translational Quadrature-Hybrid Receiver for Carrier Aggregation" at the 2016 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). ISSCC is the premier conference for the latest advances in IC design research with presentations from industrial and academic research from all over the world. Jianxun will also present a live demonstration of his chip receiving 6 wireless signals concurrently at the ISSCC Demo Sessions. Congratulations Jianxun! EE Website (pdf)

  • Jianxun Zhu received an Pre-doctoral Achievement Award from the Solid-State Circuits Society of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) (pdf). The award recognizes Ph.D. students specializing in IC design for an excellent academic record and outstanding doctoral research achievements among a competitive slate of applicants from world-wide premier academic institutions. Congratulations Jianxun! EE Website (pdf)

  • Tugce Yazicigil was selected to participate in the 2015 MIT Rising Stars workshop. This annual workshop unites the top women in EECS for two day of research presentations and informal panels and is aimed at those navigating the initial stages of their academic career. Tugce was further selected to give a presenation on her research entitled "Enabling 5/Next-G Wireless Communications with Energy-EPicient, Compressed Sampling Rapid Spectrum Sensors" (pdf). Congratulations Tugce! SEAS Website (pdf)

  • Tugce Yazicigil won Second place at the Bell Labs Future X Days Student Research Competition with her research on "Enabling Cognitive Radio Systems with Compressed-Sampling Rapid Spectrum Sensors." Only 10 students were invited to present their innovative research at Bell Labs out of 50 applicants. Congratulations Tugce! SEAS Website (pdf)

  • A new company -- Seamless Devices -- was formed and funded to develop and commercialize the switched-mode analog signal processing technology developed in the group. Here is the press release (pdf). SEAS Website (pdf). Columbia Front Page (pdf).

  • Tugce Yazicigil will present her research on "A 2.7-3.7GHz Rapid Interferer Detector Exploiting Compressed Sampling with a Quadrature Analog-to-Information Converter" at the 2015 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Tugce is co-advised by Prof. J. Wright and collaborated with Tanbir Haque (also at Interdigital Communications), Michael Whalen, and Jeffrey Yuan. Congratulations for a great team effort! The team will also present a demo at the ISSCC Demo Sessions showing a live demonstration of compressive-sampling interferer detector. A video is available here.

  • Teng Yang (Seok Group) will present his research on "In-situ Techniques for In-field Sensing of NBTI Degradation in an SRAM Register File" at the 2015 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Teng is co-advised by Peter Kinget. Congratulations Teng!

  • At the 2015 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (CA, USA), Peter Kinget will present an invited tutorial on "Designing Ultra-Low-Voltage Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits."

  • Peter Kinget will present an invited Tutorial at the 2014 IEEE Asian Solid-State Conference in KaoHsiung (Taiwan) on "Low Voltage Analog and RF Circuits in Scaled Technologies."

  • Our group in collaboration with the research groups of John Kymissis and John Wright has been awarded a $750K National Science Foundation EARS award (EE Webpage News (pdf)) to research scanning and filtering technologies for future cognitive radios. The project is also in collaboration with Dr. Ariela Zeira from InterDigital Communications (see website (pdf). The EARS program focusses on "Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum."

  • Chun-Wei Hsu will present his research on "A Supply-Scalable Differential Amplifier With Pulse-Controlled Common-Mode Feedback" at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). Congratulations Chun-Wei.

  • Chun-Wei Hsu will present his paper entitled "A 40MHz 4th-order Active-UGB-RC Filter using VCO-Based Amplifiers with Zero Compensation" at the IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). Congratulations Chun-Wei!

  • Peter Kinget was quoted in the PRESS in an article on "The Internet of You" (pdf) that appeard in MIT Technology Review News and Analysis. The article related to the EnHANTs project.

  • Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy presented an invited paper at the International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) on "RF Channelizer Architectures using Iterative Downconversion for Concurrent or Fast-Switching Spectrum Analysis" based on joint work between our groups (students: K. Tripurari, Y. Xu, L. Zhang, D. Gidony, B. Jovanovic). Congratulations to all.

  • Jayanth Kuppambatti's March 2014 JSSC paper "Current Reference Pre-Charging Techniques for Low Power Zero-Crossing Pipeline-SAR ADCs" appeared in the Most Popular of Journal of Solid State Circuits (top 25) in March, April, and May.

  • Rabia Tugce Yazicigil was the recipient of a "Millman Teaching Assistant Award" from the Electrical Engineering Dept. (link) for her exemplary service as a teaching assistant. Congratulations Tugce!

  • Baradwaj Vigraham and Jayanth Kuppambatti received the "Electrical Engineering Collaborative Research Award" (link) for their research on Switched Mode Analog Circuits. Congratulations Baradwaj and Jayanth!

  • Yang Xu and Jianxun Zhu will present the paper "A Blocker-Tolerant RF Front End with Harmonic-Rejecting N-Path Filtering," at the 2014 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC). Congratulations Yang and Jianxun.

  • Jayanth Kuppambatti's paper "Current Reference Pre-Charging Techniques for Low Power Zero-Crossing Pipeline-SAR ADCs" appeared in the March issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. Congratulations Jayanth!

  • Baradwaj Vigraham's paper "A Self-dutycycled and Synchronized UWB Pulse-Radio Receiver SoC with Automatic Threshold-Recovery Based Demodulation" appeared in the March issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. Congratulations Baradwaj!

  • Chengrui Le and Peter Kinget are co-recipients of the "Student Poster Award 2nd Place" for "Metacapacitor: Large Area, Low Cost, High Performance Capacitors for Power Electronics," presented at the FlexTech Alliance Conference in Feb. 2014 (co-authors are S. Yang, B. Van Tassell, S. Liu, E. S. Leland, D. A. Steingart, S. O'Brien, and I. Kymissis). Congratulations Chengrui!

  • Jayanth Kuppambatti and Baradwaj Vigraham will present their research on switched mode signal processing at the 2014 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC2014): "A 0.6V 70MHz 4th-Order Continuous-Time Butterworth Filter with 55.8dB SNR, 60dB THD at +2.8dBm Output Signal Power." Congratulations Jayanth and Baradwaj!

  • Teng Yang (co-advised with Mingoo Seok) will present the paper "0.6-to-1.0V 279um2, 0.92uW Temperature Sensor with Less Than +3.2/-3.4 degC Error for On-Chip Dense Thermal Monitoring" at the 2014 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC2014). Congratulaions Teng!

  • Jin Zhou (Krishnaswamy Group) will present the paper, co-authored by Peter Kinget, "A Blocker-Resilient Wideband Receiver with Low- Noise Active Two-Point Cancellation of >0dBm TX Leakage and TX Noise in RX Band for FDD/Co-existence" at the 2014 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC2014). Congratulations Jin!

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