Associate Professor, Director, First Year

Contact InformationDavid Nairn

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37294,519-888-4567 x33754
Location: E5 4007,E2 1778C

Biography Summary

David Nairn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

His research is mainly in the field of electronic circuits, including analog and mixed signal circuit design, with an emphasis on analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), and digital-to-analog converters (DACs).

Research Interests

  • Analog and Mixed Signal Circuit Design
  • Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
  • Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)
  • Circuit Design & VLSI

Education

  • 1989, Doctorate, PhD, University of Toronto

Courses*

  • GENE 123 - Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation
    • Taught in 2015
  • ECE 242 - Electronic Circuits 2
    • Taught in 2015
  • ECE 240 - Electronic Circuits 1
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 740 - Special Topics in Electronic Circuits
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • ECE 444 - Integrated Analog Electronics
    • Taught in 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Nairn, David G, Cascode loads and amplifier settling behavior, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 59(1), 2012, 44 - 51
  • Hai, N and Nairn, DG, A capacitor scaling and capacitor sharing technique for reducing power dissipation in algorithmic ADCs, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 71(2), 2012, 333 - 335
  • Nairn, DG, Analytic step response of MOS current mirrors, IEEE transactions on circuits and systems. 1, Fundamental theory and applications, 40(2), 1993, 133 - 135
  • Nairn, David G and Salama, C Andre T, Current-mode algorithmic analog-to-digital converters, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 25(4), 1990, 997 - 1004
  • Nairn, David G, Time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters, 2008 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, (Accepted in 2008)