MSc J.A. Angevare

PhD student
Electronic Instrumentation (EI), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: (Thermal-diffusivity-based) temperature sensors and mixed-signal design


Jan Angevare was born in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1990. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and is currently working towards his M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics. His graduation project is with the Electronics Instrumentation Laboratory and is on thermal-diffusivity-based temperature sensors. His non-research interests include table-top RPGs, brewing, history and reading.


  1. A 0.9V 28MHz Dual-RC Frequency Reference with 5pJ/Cycle and ±200 ppm Inaccuracy from -40°C to 85°C
    W. Choi; J. A. Angevare; I. Park; K. A. A. Makinwa; Y. Chae;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    February 2021. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC42613.2021.9366021

  2. A Highly Digital 2210μm2 Resistor-Based Temperature Sensor with a 1-Point Trimmed Inaccuracy of ± 1.3 ° C (3 σ) from -55 ° C to 125 ° C in 65nm CMOS
    J. A. Angevare; Y. Chae; K. A. A. Makinwa;
    In Dig. Techn. Papers IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC),
    February 2021. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC42613.2021.9365995

  3. A 6800‐μm² Resistor‐Based Temperature Sensor in 180‐nm CMOS
    J. Angevare; K.A.A. Makinwa;
    IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
    Volume 54, pp. 2649-2657, 10 2019. DOI: 10.1109/JSSC.2019.2921450
    Abstract: ... This paper describes a compact resistor-based temperature sensor that has been realized in a 180-nm CMOS process. It occupies only 6800 μm 2 , thanks to the use of a highly digital voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO)-based phase-domain sigma-delta modulator, whose loop filter consists of a compact digital counter. Despite its small size, the sensor achieves ±0.35 °C (3σ) inaccuracy from -35 °C to 125 °C. Furthermore, it achieves 0.12 °C (1σ) resolution at 2.8 kSa/s, which is mainly limited by the time-domain quantization imposed by the counter.

  4. A 6800‐μm2 Resistor‐Based Temperature Sensor in 180‐nm CMOS
    Jan Angevare; Kofi A. A. Makinwa;
    In Proc. IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (ASSCC),
    11 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ASSCC.2018.8579332

  5. A 2800-µm² Thermal-Diffusivity Temperature Sensor with VCO-Based Readout in 160-nm CMOS
    Jan Angevare; Lorenzo Pedalà; Ugur Sonmez; Fabio Sebastiano; Kofi A.A. Makinwa;
    In Asian Solid-state Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers,
    Xiamen, China, pp. 1-4, Nov 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ASSCC.2015.7387444
    Keywords: ... CMOS digital integrated circuits;analogue-digital conversion;computerised monitoring;digital readout;temperature sensors;thermal diffusivity;voltage-controlled oscillators;VCO-based phase-domain ADC;VCO-based readout;bulk silicon;digital circuitry;highly digital temperature sensor;microprocessors;size 160 nm;standard CMOS process;systems-on-chip;temperature -35 degC to 125 degC;temperature-dependent thermal diffusivity;thermal monitoring;CMOS integrated circuits;CMOS process;Heating;Radiation detectors;Temperature measurement;Temperature sensors.

    Abstract: ... A highly digital temperature sensor based on the temperature-dependent thermal diffusivity of bulk silicon has been realized in a standard 160-nm CMOS process. The sensor achieves an inaccuracy of 2.9C (3a) from -35C to 125C with no trimming and 1.2C (3a) after a single-point trim, while achieving a resolution of 0.47C (rms) at 1 kSa/s. Its compact area (2800 m2) is enabled by the adoption of a VCO-based phase-domain ADC. Since 53% of the sensor area is occupied by digital circuitry, the sensor can be easily ported to more advanced CMOS technologies with further area reduction, which makes it well suited for thermal monitoring in microprocessors and other systems-on-chip.

  6. A Highly-Scalable Thermal-Diffusivity-Based Temperature Sensor
    J. Angevare;
    MSc thesis, Delft University of Technology, 12 2015.

  7. A 0.1 pJ Freeze Vernier time-to-digital converter in 65nm CMOS
    K. Blutman; J. Angevare; A. Zjajo; N.P. van der Meijs;
    In IEEE Int. Conf. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS),
    Melbourne, Australia, IEEE, pp. 85-88, June 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2014.6865071

  8. A CMOS 0.23pJ Freeze Vernier Time-to-Digital Converter
    J. Angevare; K. Blutman; A. Zjajo; N.P. van der Meijs;
    In IEEE Nordic Microelectronics Conference,
    Vilnius, Lithuania, 2013. 4 pages.

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Last updated: 27 Dec 2018