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Dr. Brendan Mullane

Biography

Brendan Mullane received his BEng. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland in 1992 and also completed his PhD degree in System-on-Chip Data Converter Built-in-Self-Test in 2010 also from the University of Limerick.

From 1992 to 1995 he worked with Alps Electric (Japan) as a Junior Design Engineer and with LSI Logic (Japan) from 1996 to 2002 as a Senior IC Designer. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Circuits and Systems Research Centre (CSRC) at the University of Limerick, Ireland and has been the principal investigator on a number of significant research projects. He is author of one book chapter and more than 30 articles and holds four patents. His research interests include high performance, low-power VLSI circuits for signal processing, DSP/CPU and data converters (DAC, ADC) applications including digital assist analog IC calibration and Built-in-Self-Test (BIST) research activities.

Research Interests

VLSI Design, System on Chip (SoC), D/A & A/D Converters, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and CPU processors, Digital Assist Analogue Calibration and DEM Error Correction Techniques, ADC Built-in-Self-Test (BIST).

Professional Activities

Patent

  • 2017 US 9762258 B2 - Mismatch and inter symbol interference (ISI) shaping using dynamic element matching
  • 2013 US8386209 B2 - Testing system
  • 2004 US6785655 B1 - Method for independent dynamic range control
  • 2004 US 6782366 B1 - Method for independent dynamic range control

Committee

  • 2013 ISSC Program Committee , The Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) has become the premier conference in Ireland addressing all aspects of signals and systems. The conference focuses on Digital Signal Processing, Control, Communications, and related fields of ICT, and encompasses algorithm and system modelling, design, and implementation, for a broad range of applications.
  • 2011 MIDAS - Microlectrionics Industry Association Ireland,

Education

  • 2011 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2006 University of Limerick - Masters by research
  • 1992 University of Limerick - B.Eng.

Association

  • 2006 member, IEEE - Advancing Technology for Humanity

Employment

  • 1996 LSI Logic, Japan - Snr. IC Design Engineer
  • 1995 Silicon Systems Design Ltd. - Snr. Design Enginner
  • 1992 ALPS Electric Co, Japan - Design Engineer

Language

  • Japanese

Outreach

  • Microelectronics Industry Association - Training Comittee member 2011~2013
  • Select Topics in Data Converters Workshop organizer (2015~)

Publications

Book Chapters

2012

A 100dB SFDR 0.5V pk-pk band-pass DAC implemented on a Low Voltage CMOS Process
Brendan Mullane,Vincent O'Brien
(2012) A 100dB SFDR 0.5V pk-pk band-pass DAC implemented on a Low Voltage CMOS Process
In VLSI-SoC: Advanced Research for Systems on Chip; Berlin, Germany : Springer pp. 144-157
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32770-4
[ULIR]

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

High Order Mismatch Shaping for Low Oversampling Rates
O'Brien V.;Mullane B.
(2020) High Order Mismatch Shaping for Low Oversampling Rates
In Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems Ii-Express Briefs; pp. 42-46
DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2019.2904180
[ULIR]

2018

Bandwidth Enhancement to Continuous-Time Input Pipeline ADCs
Danie O'Hare, Anthony G. Scanlan, Eric Thompson, Brendan Mullane
(2018) Bandwidth Enhancement to Continuous-Time Input Pipeline ADCs
In Ieee Transactions On Very Large Scale Integration (Vlsi) Systems; IEEE : pp. 404-415
DOI: 10.1109/TVLSI.2017.2763129
[ULIR]

2018

Performance optimization methods for switched-capacitor biquadratic filters
Nahlik, J;Hospodka, J;Sovka, P;Mullane, B;Subrt, O
(2018) Performance optimization methods for switched-capacitor biquadratic filters
In Journal Of Electrical Engineering-Elektrotechnicky Casopis; BRATISLAVA : SLOVAK UNIV TECHNOLOGY pp. 345-351
DOI: 10.2478/jee-2018-0050

2017

Analysis of feedback predictive encoder based ADCs
Scanlan, Anthony and O'Hare, Daniel and Halton, Mark Keith and O'Brien, Vincent and Mullane, Brendan and Thompson, Eric
(2017) Analysis of feedback predictive encoder based ADCs
In Compel-The International Journal For Computation And Mathematics In Electrical And Electronic Engineering; pp. 129-152
DOI: 10.1108/COMPEL-12-2015-0464
[ULIR]

2017

A Reduced Hardware ISI and Mismatch Shaping DEM Decoder
Vincent O'Brien, Anthony Scanlan, Brendan Mullane
(2017) A Reduced Hardware ISI and Mismatch Shaping DEM Decoder
In Circuits Systems And Signal Processing;
DOI: 10.1007/s00034-017-0681-8
[ULIR]

2014

Investigation of a Superscalar Operand Stack Using FO4 and ASIC Wire-Delay Metrics
Bailey C.;Mullane B.
(2014) Investigation of a Superscalar Operand Stack Using FO4 and ASIC Wire-Delay Metrics
In Vlsi Design;
DOI: 10.1155/2014/493189

2010

Design and implementation challenges for adoption of the IEEE 1500 standard
Higgins, M; MacNamee, C; Mullane, B
(2010) Design and implementation challenges for adoption of the IEEE 1500 standard
In Iet Computers And Digital Techniques; pp. 38-49
DOI: 10.1049/iet-cdt.2008.0141

Other Journals

2020

Analysis and Design of a Tri-Level Current-Steering DAC With 12-Bit Linearity and Improved Impedance Matching Suitable for CT-ADCs
S. Mehta, D. O'Hare, V. O'Brien, E. Thompson, B. Mullane
(2020) Analysis and Design of a Tri-Level Current-Steering DAC With 12-Bit Linearity and Improved Impedance Matching Suitable for CT-ADCs
In IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems; pp. 34-47
DOI: 10.1109/OJCAS.2020.2994838
[ULIR]

2014

Investigation of a Superscalar Operand Stack Using FO4 and ASIC Wire-Delay Metrics
Christopher Bailey, Brendan Mullane
(2014) Investigation of a Superscalar Operand Stack Using FO4 and ASIC Wire-Delay Metrics
In VLSI Design; Hindawi Publishing Corporation
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/493189
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2021

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Mehta, Shantanu and Mullane, Brendan and O'Brien, Vincent and Pelliconi, Roberto and Erdmann, Christophe
(2021) 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
pp. 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS51556.2021.9401729
[ULIR]

2020

2020 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS)
S. Mehta, B. Mullane, V. O'Brien, R. Pelliconi and C. Erdmann
(2020) 2020 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS)
pp. 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/ICECS49266.2020.9294912
[ULIR]

2019

Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Mullane B.;O'Brien V.
(2019) Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
pp. 591-594
DOI: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2018.8623967
[ULIR]

2019

2019 17th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS)
Shantanu Mehta ; Anthony G. Scanlan ; Brendan Mullane ; Daniel O'Hare
(2019) 2019 17th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS)
Munich, Germany
DOI: 10.1109/NEWCAS44328.2019.8961257
[ULIR]

2018

IEEE 61st International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS)
Brendan Mullane, Vincent O'Brien
(2018) IEEE 61st International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS)

[ULIR]

2014

25th IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014 and 2014 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (ISSC 2014/CIICT 2014).
O'Brien, V.; MacNamee, C.; Mullane, B.
(2014) 25th IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014 and 2014 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (ISSC 2014/CIICT 2014).
pp. 418-423 Limerick, Ireland
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2014.0725

2014

IET Conference Publications
O'Brien V.;MacNamee C.;Mullane B.
(2014) IET Conference Publications
pp. 418-423
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2014.0725

2014

25th IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014 and 2014 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (ISSC 2014/CIICT 2014).
Nahlik, J.; Mullane, B.; Hospodka, J.; Sovka, P.; O'Hare, D
(2014) 25th IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014 and 2014 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (ISSC 2014/CIICT 2014).
Limerick
DOI: doi: 10.1049/cp.2014.0724

2014

IET Conference Publications
Nahlik J.;Mullane B.;Hospodka J.;Sovka P.;O'Hare D.
(2014) IET Conference Publications
pp. 412-417
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2014.0724

2013

IEEE European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, (ECCTD)
Hongjia Mo, Michael Peter Kennedy, Vincent O'Brien, Brendan Mullane
(2013) IEEE European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, (ECCTD)
IEEE(Ed.) Dresden
DOI: 10.1109/ECCTD.2013.6662198

2013

2013 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD 2013 - Proceedings
Mo H.;Kennedy M.;O'Brien V.;Mullane B.
(2013) 2013 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD 2013 - Proceedings

2012

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Mullane B.;O'Brien V.
(2012) IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
pp. 144-157
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32770-4_9

2011

IEEE/IFIP 19th International Conference on VLSI and System-on-Chip (VLSI-SoC)
Mullane, Brendan,O'Brien, Vincent
(2011) IEEE/IFIP 19th International Conference on VLSI and System-on-Chip (VLSI-SoC)
IEEE(Ed.) Hong Kong
DOI: 10.1109/VLSISoC.2011.6081601

2011

IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, (ICECS)
O'Brien, V.; Mullane, B
(2011) IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, (ICECS)
IEEE(Ed.)
DOI: 10.1109/ICECS.2011.6122254

2010

ECSI-2010 Silicon for Debug (S4D)
Mullane, Brendan,O'Brien, Vincent,MacNamee, Ciaran,Laumer, Michael
(2010) ECSI-2010 Silicon for Debug (S4D)

2009

IEEE European Test Symposium, (ETS)
Mullane B., MacNamee C., O'Brien V., and Fleischmann T.
(2009) IEEE European Test Symposium, (ETS)

2009

IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, (DDECS)
Mullane, B; OBrien, V; MacNamee, C; Fleischmann, T
(2009) IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, (DDECS)
pp. 4-7

2009

IEEE International SOC Conference, (SOCC)
Mullane B., O'Brien V., MacNamee C., Fleischmann T.
(2009) IEEE International SOC Conference, (SOCC)
pp. 169-172
DOI: 10.1109/SOCCON.2009.5398065

2009

International Test Conference, (ITC)
Mullane B., O'Brien V., MacNamee C., Fleischmann T.
(2009) International Test Conference, (ITC)

DOI: 10.1109/TEST.2009.5355722

2009

Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, DDECS 2009
Mullane B., O'Brien V., MacNamee C., Fleischmann T.
(2009) Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, DDECS 2009
pp. 4-7
DOI: 10.1109/DDECS.2009.5012087

2009

Proceedings of the 19th ACM Great Lakes symposium on VLSI (GLVLSI)
Brendan Mullane, Ciaran MacNamee, Vincent O'Brien, Thomas Flesichmann
(2009) Proceedings of the 19th ACM Great Lakes symposium on VLSI (GLVLSI)
Boston, MA, USA
DOI: 10.1145/1531542.1531564

2008

2008 IEEE WORKSHOP ON DESIGN AND DIAGNOSTICS OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PROCEEDINGS
Higgins, M; MacNamee, C; Mullane, B
(2008) 2008 IEEE WORKSHOP ON DESIGN AND DIAGNOSTICS OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PROCEEDINGS
pp. 326-331

2008

IET Conference Publications
Mullane B., Higgins M., MacNamee C.
(2008) IET Conference Publications
pp. 204-209
DOI: 10.1049/cp:20080663

2008

IET Conference Publications
Higgins M., MacNamee C., Mullane B.
(2008) IET Conference Publications
pp. 198-203
DOI: 10.1049/cp:20080662

2008

Proceedings - International Test Conference
Mullane B.;Higgins M.;MacNamee C.
(2008) Proceedings - International Test Conference

DOI: 10.1109/TEST.2008.4700629

2008

2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL TEST CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS
Mullane, B; Higgins, M; MacNamee, C
(2008) 2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL TEST CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS
pp. 747-756

2008

DDECS2008 - Workshop on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Systems
Michael Higgins,Ciaran MacNamee,Brendan Mullane
(2008) DDECS2008 - Workshop on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Systems
In DDECS2008 - Workshop on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Systems; IEEEIEEE Slovakia

2008

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH WSEAS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIRCUITS
Fleischmann, T; Mullane, B
(2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH WSEAS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIRCUITS
pp. 456-461

2008

Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI: Trends in VLSI Technology and Design, ISVLSI 2008
Higgins M., MacNamee C., Mullane B.
(2008) Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI: Trends in VLSI Technology and Design, ISVLSI 2008
pp. 145-150
DOI: 10.1109/ISVLSI.2008.36

2007

ReSCos2007
Brendan Mullane,Michael Higgins,Ciaran MacNamee,Chen-Huan Chiang,Tapan J Chakraborty,Thomas B Cook
(2007) ReSCos2007
In ReSCos2007; Montpellier, France

2007

IT&T2007
Michael Higgins,Ciaran Macnamee,Brendan Mullane
(2007) IT&T2007
In IT&T2007; Blanchardstown, Dublin

2007

NATW2007
Michael Higgins,Ciaran Macnamee,Brendan Mullane
(2007) NATW2007
In NATW2007; Boston

2006

IPSOC2006
Mullane, Brendan,MacNamee, Ciaran
(2006) IPSOC2006
In IPSOC2006; Grenoble France

Published Reports

2004

An ASIC primer - "Everything you ever wanted to know about ASICs but were afraid to ask"
Alan Dunne,Brendan Mullane ,John Kelly,Gerard Kennedy
(2004) An ASIC primer - "Everything you ever wanted to know about ASICs but were afraid to ask"
Shannon Development TechwatchShannon Development Techwatch

2002

High Performance Processor IP and AMBA Core Infrastructure
Brendan Mullane
(2002) High Performance Processor IP and AMBA Core Infrastructure
ARM Developer's Guide, Toyko, JapanARM Developer's Guide, Toyko, Japan

2002

High Performance Processor IP and AMBA Core Infrastructure
Brendan Mullane
(2002) High Performance Processor IP and AMBA Core Infrastructure
ARM Developer's Guide, Toyko, JapanARM Developer's Guide, Toyko, Japan

Corrections

2018

A Reduced Hardware ISI and Mismatch Shaping DEM Decoder (vol 37, pg 2229, 2018)
O'Brien, V;Scanlan, AG;Mullane, B
(2018) A Reduced Hardware ISI and Mismatch Shaping DEM Decoder (vol 37, pg 2229, 2018)
In Circuits Systems And Signal Processing; NEW YORK : SPRINGER BIRKHAUSER pp. 2318-2319
DOI: 10.1007/s00034-017-0718-z

Conference Papers

2009

A Low Cost On-Chip Design Platform for Static ADC Measurments. European Test Symposium, 2009. ETS '09. 14th IEEE
Mullane, Brendan,MacNamee, Ciaran,O'Brien, Vincent,Fleischmann, Thomas
(2009) A Low Cost On-Chip Design Platform for Static ADC Measurments. European Test Symposium, 2009. ETS '09. 14th IEEE
In European Test Symposium, 2009. ETS '09. 14th IEEE; pp. 125-130

2009

A High Precision Analog Signal Generator Design for ADC BIST. European Test Symposium, 2009. ETS '09. 14th IEEE
O'Brien, Vincent,Mullane, Brendan,Fleischmann, Thomas,MacNamee, Ciaran
(2009) A High Precision Analog Signal Generator Design for ADC BIST. European Test Symposium, 2009. ETS '09. 14th IEEE
In European Test Symposium, 2009. ETS '09. 14th IEEE; pp. 125-130

2008

An Optimal IEEE 1500 Core Wrapper Design for Improved Test Access and Reduced Test Time. 16th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference
Brendan Mullane,Michael Higgins,Ciaran MacNamee
(2008) An Optimal IEEE 1500 Core Wrapper Design for Improved Test Access and Reduced Test Time. 16th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference
In 16th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference; UCG Galway, IrelandUCG Galway, Ireland :

2008

IEEE 1500 Wrapper Control using an IEEE 1149.1. Test Access Port. 16th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference
Michael Higgins,Brendan Mullane,Ciaran MacNamee
(2008) IEEE 1500 Wrapper Control using an IEEE 1149.1. Test Access Port. 16th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference
In 16th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference; UCG Galway, IrelandUCG Galway, Ireland :

2007

FPGA PROTOTYPING OF A SCAN BASED SYSTEM-ON-CHIP DESIGN
Mullane, B; Higgins, M; MacNamee, C; Chen-Huan Chiang; Chakraborty, TJ; Cook, TB
(2007) FPGA PROTOTYPING OF A SCAN BASED SYSTEM-ON-CHIP DESIGN
ReSCos2007(Ed.) Montpellier :

Thesiss

2009

An On-Chip Test System for Dynamic ADC Parameters
Thomas Fleischmann
(2009) An On-Chip Test System for Dynamic ADC Parameters
University of LimerickUniversity of Limerick

2006

Establishing a Platform for the Development of Reusable IP within a System-on-Chip Design Framework
Mullane, B
(2006) Establishing a Platform for the Development of Reusable IP within a System-on-Chip Design Framework
Universityof Limerick : Universityof Limerick

Workshopss

2007

Optimisation and Control of IEEE 1500 Wrappers and User Defined TAMs
Higgins, M; MacNamee, C; Mullane, B
(2007) Optimisation and Control of IEEE 1500 Wrappers and User Defined TAMs
(Ed.) Blanchardstown : Blanchardstown IT Blanchardstown

2007

Optimisation of IEEE 1500 Wrappers and User Defined TAMs
Higgins, M; Macnamee, C; Mullane, B
(2007) Optimisation of IEEE 1500 Wrappers and User Defined TAMs
(Ed.) Boxborough, MA, USA : IEEE Boxborough, MA, USA

Translations

2007

Developing a Reusable IP Platform within a System-on-Chip Design Framework targeted towards an Academic R&D Environment
Mullane, B; MacNamee, C
(2007) Developing a Reusable IP Platform within a System-on-Chip Design Framework targeted towards an Academic R&D Environment
James K, Huh/KIPEX(Ed.) Korean Semiconductor IP Exchange

Magazine Articles

2007

Developing a Reusable IP Platform for a System-on-Chip Design Framework. KIPEX Monthly Magazine
Mullane, Brendan,MacNamee, Ciaran
(2007) Developing a Reusable IP Platform for a System-on-Chip Design Framework. KIPEX Monthly Magazine
In KIPEX Monthly Magazine; KoreaKorea : Korean Semiconductor IP ExchangeKorean Semiconductor IP Exchange

Conference Presentations

2006

Developing a Reusable IP Platform within a System-on-Chip Design Framework targeted towards an Academic R&D Environment
Mullane, B; MacNamee, C
(2006) Developing a Reusable IP Platform within a System-on-Chip Design Framework targeted towards an Academic R&D Environment
(Ed.) Grenoble, France : Design & Reuse Grenoble, France

Other Items Published

2004

An ASIC Primer
Dunne, A; kelly, JB; Mullane, B; Kennedy, G
(2004) An ASIC Primer

2004

Technology Transfer Initiative
Mullane, B; Scanlan, T; Kelly, JB; Kennedy, G
(2004) Technology Transfer Initiative
In American Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education;

2001

AMBA SoC and ARM IP Infrastructure
Mullane, B
(2001) AMBA SoC and ARM IP Infrastructure

Generics

2004

Digital Issues in Mixed Signal ASIC Design
Brendan Mullane
(2004) Digital Issues in Mixed Signal ASIC Design
UL Technology Transfer Initiative Seminar on Mixed Signal ASIC DesignUL Technology Transfer Initiati