Instrumentation Amplifiers: recent advances, design and implementation

  in Special Issue   Posted on November 2, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Instrumentation amplifiers (IAs) are of paramount importance in the overall performance of a signal acquisition system. They play a vital role in extracting low value differential signals from unwanted common mode ones which tend to corrupt them. The traditional method of implementing IA based on 3 op-amps and 7 resistors is not attractive anymore because of its high power consumption, gain-dependent bandwidth and strict matching requirement between resistors. To overcome the requirement of matched resistors, recently many alternative ways of implementing IAs are explored using both voltage- and current-mode approaches, based on OTA, Current Conveyors or other building blocks. However, recent advancement in CMOS technology has caused serious challenges to IA design. The inherent precision in modern technologies is limited by 1/f noise and component mismatch. In addition, it is very difficult to achieve low-voltage low-power operation which is a highly demanded property in many portable and battery-powered applications. Therefore, new methods to achieve high Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR), reduce noise and offset, low power consumption etc. are highly needed. The goal of this special issue is to gather the latest works in the field of IA design with the focus on recent advances in design and implementation. To accomplish this aim, original unpublished works on topic of IAs are solicited including but not limited to the following:

  1. Voltage-Mode instrumentation amplifiers
  2. Current-Mode instrumentation amplifiers
  3. Instrumentation amplifiers for biomedical applications
  4. Instrumentation amplifiers for sensor applications
  5. Low-voltage low-power techniques for instrumentation amplifier design
  6. Noise and offset reduction techniques for instrumentation amplifiers

Authors should follow the normal procedure of International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEU) for the preparation as well as the submission of their work (, but they have to clearly mention during the submission that the manuscript is for \”Special Issue on Recent Advances in Instrumentation Amplifiers\”.

Important dates:
• Manuscript Submission Due: Jan. 31, 2018
• First round of reviews: March 31, 2018
• Notification of final acceptance: May 31, 2018

Lead Guest Editor:

Prof. Giuseppe FERRI
Full Professor of Electronics
Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, L\’Aquila, Italy
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Guest Editor:

Prof. Vincenzo Stornelli
Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, L\’Aquila, Italy

Guest Editor:

Dr. Leila Safari
Area Editor, International Journal of Electronics and Communications- AEUE

The EVISE® submission system will be ready for article submission on Dec. 1, 2017.

Instructions for submission:

The submission website for this journal is located at:

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select the name of the special issue when they upload their manuscripts: SI: Recent Advances in IAs

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