Contact InformationBosco Leung


Biography Summary

Bosco Leung is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

His research interests include the design of mixed analog/digital circuits for wireless communication and the noise model on nonlinear circuits (including phase noise of oscillator and quantum noise of time to digital converter for qubit readout).

Professor Leung is the author of ‘VLSI for Wireless Communication’ 2nd edition (2011, Springer Verlag), 1st edition (2002, Prentice Hall). He also holds several US patents on sigma delta circuits.

Research Interests

  • Mixed analog/digital circuits design (for wireless communication)
  • Noise model of nonlinear circuits including phase noise of oscillator and mixer noise
  • Noise generation circuits for encryption including random number generator
  • Quantum noise model for circuit including readout circuit for qubit


  • 1987, Doctorate, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1980, Master's, MS, California Institute of Technology
  • 1979, Bachelor's, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


  • ECE 445 - Integrated Digital Electronics
    • Taught in 2019
  • ECE 493 - Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ECE 738 - Low Power VLSI Circuits for Wireless Communication
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • J. Tao, B. Leung, Phase Noise of Unsaturated Two-Stage Voltage-Controlled Ring Oscillator Without Tail Current, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 28(4), 2018, 344 - 346
  • Amin, Mohamed and Leung, Bosco, Design Techniques for Linearity in Time-Based Analog-to-Digital Converter, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 63(5), 2016, 433 - 437
  • Leung, Bosco, Noise Spike Model in Relaxation Oscillators Based on Physical Phase Change, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, 63(6), 2016, 871 - 882
  • Baker, Robert JA and Leung, Bosco and Nielsen, Christopher, Phase-locked loop stability based on stochastic bounds, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 85(2), 2015, 323 - 333
  • Robson, Stewart and Leung, Bosco and Gong, Guang, Truly random number generator based on a ring oscillator utilizing last passage time, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 61(12), 2014, 937 - 941

Graduate Studies