Ralph Mason

Associate Professor
5148 Mackenzie Building
613-520-2600 ext. 5757

About Ralph Mason


RF and Mixed signal IC design; analog IC design techniques, tools, circuit and systems, volume manufacturing and low power circuits.


Low power wireless ICs.


  •  Collaborative research with Canadian Research Center, “Millimeter Wave Circuits”
  •  Collaborative research with Hittite Microwave Corp.,” Ultra Low Noise Wireless All Digital Phase Locked Loops”

Journal Articles

Mason R., Fortier J., DeVries C., "Low Power SOC Transceiver in 0.18um CMOS using Q-enhanced Filtering, Sub-Sampling and Injection Locking," IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuit, vol 47, no. 8, August 2012 Special Issue, pp. 1800-1809.

Soliman Y., Mason R., “Application of Subharmonic Injection-locking of LO-Oscillators to LO based Phase Shifting Phase-Array Architectures,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 12, December 2010, pp. 3475-3484.

C.A. DeVries, and R.D. Mason (2008), “Subsampling Architecture for Low Power Receivers,” IEEE Transaction on Circuit and Systems II 55(4): 304-308.

Conference Publications

Forzley T., Mason R., "A 14b Threshold Configurable Dynamically Latched Comparator for SAR ADCs,” IEEE Integrated Circuits and Systems Design (SBCCI), Sept.  2013, pp. 1-5.

Bai Z., Zhou X., Mason R., “A Novel Injection Locked Rotary Traveling Wave Oscillator,” Proc. ISCAS, 2014, Melbourne, Australia, June 2014.

Forzley T., Mason R., “A Scalable Class D Audio Amplifier for Low Power Applications,” to appear in AES37 2009.

Forzley T., Mason R., “A Low Power Class D Amplifier with Discrete Time Loop Filter Compensation,” to appear in IEEE NEWCAS2009.

Yousefi R., Mason R., “An Energy-Efficient Transceiver Architecture for Short Range Wireless Sensor Applications,”  IEEE RWS, Jan. 2009.

R. Yousefi, and R. Mason, “A 14-mW 2.4-GHz CMOS Transceiver for Short Range Wireless Sensor Applications,” ESSCIRC, Sept. 2008.

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