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Dr. Tony Scanlan


Dr. Scanlan graduated with a BSc in Experimental Physics from N.U.I. Galway in 1998. From 1998 to 2002 he worked as a Design Engineer in the video product Group at Analog Devices Limerick. During this time, he worked primarily on the design of mixed signal ICs with particular focus on the design of high speed Digital to Analog converters. From 2002 to 2005 he completed his PhD at the Circuits and Systems Research Centre (CSRC) at the University of Limerick. The focus of this research was design automation techniques for pipelined Analog to Digital Converters. Dr. Scanlan is currently employed as a Senior Research Fellow at the CSRC.

His research interests and expertise are in the areas Mixed Signal IC design, Digital to Analog Conversion, Analog to Digital Conversion, Analog Circuit Design, Design Automation of Analog Circuits. He is also interested in environmental and biomedical applications of integrated circuits.

Research Interests

Dr Scanlan's research interests are in the area of Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog data converters, design and modelling of circuits and systems, automated circuit design and environmental and biomedical applications of electronic circuits.

Professional Activities


  • 2013 US 8446304 B2 - Digital Background Calibration System and Method for Successive Approximation (SAR) Analogue to Digital Converter
  • 2010 Irish Patent 85445 - Digitally Controlled Isolated Power Converter
  • 2004 US 6809673 B2 - Multi-channel Circuit with Current Steering Digital to Analogue Converters with Minimized Crosstalk
  • 2004 US 6707407 B2 - Method for Converting a Video Signal from One of an Analogue and Digital Form to the Other of the Analogue and Digital Form with Enhanced Signal to Noise Ratio


Conference Publication


Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC)
Halton M., Scharrer M., and Scanlan T.
DOI: 10.1049/cp:20080644

Peer Reviewed Journal


Analysis of feedback predictive encoder based ADCs
Anthony Scanlan, Daniel O'Hare, Mark Halton, Vincent O'Brien, Brendan Mullane, Eric Thompson
Compel-The International Journal For Computation And Mathematics In Electrical And Electronic Engineering


Efficient Bi-Directional Digital Communication Scheme for Isolated Switch Mode Power Converters
Scharrer, M,Halton, M,Scanlan, A,Rinne, K
Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2012.2206450


Hierarchical synthesis system with hybrid DLO-MOGA optimization
Scanlan A.G. and Halton M.K.
Compel-The International Journal For Computation And Mathematics In Electrical And Electronic Engineering DOI: 10.1108/03321641111101186