Prof Boon Chirn Chye

Prof. Boon Chirn Chye

Assistant Professor

Ph.D in Electrical Engineering

Tel: +65 6790 5958


Chirn Chye Boon (M’09-SM’10) received B.E. (Hons.) (Elect.) in 2000 and Ph.D. (Elect. Eng.) in 2004 from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.In 2005, he joined NTU as a Research Fellow and became an Assistant Professor in the same year. Before that, he was with Advanced RFIC, where he worked as a Senior Engineer. He specializes in the areas of radio frequency (RF) & MM-wave circuits and systems design for Biomedical and Communications applications. He has conceptualized, designed and silicon-verified 40 circuits/chips for biomedical and communication applications. He has coauthored over 70 refereed publications and several patents in the fields of RF and MM-wave. He is a coauthor of the book “Design of CMOS RF Integrated Circuits and Systems” (World Scientific Publishing, 2010).
He serves as a committee member for various conferences. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems. He is a Guest Editor for Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also in the Editorial Board for Journal on RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering. He is the Programme Director for RF and MM-wave research in the SG$50 millions research centre of excellence, VIRTUS (NTU) since Mar. 2010. He is the Principal/Co-Principal Investigator for research grants of more than SG$4,086,290. He is also one of the key NTU-team members of MIT-NTU joint collaboration project “Low Energy Electronic Systems” which has won the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) International Research Grant (IRG) proposal with a grant total of S$25million. He is a winner of Year-2 Teaching Excellent Award, EEE, NTU.

Research Projects

  • High Thermal Resolution Ultra-Low Power Integrated Imager: Fund. Issues in CMOS
  • Project 2: Electronic Circuit Design, Communication
  • Project 2: Electronic Circuit Design, Communications

Selected Publications

1. Aaron V. Do, Chirn Chye Boon, Manh Anh Do, Kiat Seng Yeo, Alper Cabuk. (2010). An Energy-Aware CMOS Receiver Front End for Low-Power 2.4-GHz Applications. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57(10), 2675-2684.

2. A. Meaamar, C. C. Boon, K. S. Yeo and M. A. Do. (2010). A Wideband Low Power Low-Noise Amplifier in CMOS Technology. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57(4), 773 – 782.

3. Aaron V. Do, Chirn Chye Boon, Manh Anh Do, Kiat Seng Yeo, Alper Cabuk. (2009). A Weak-Inversion Low-Power Active Mixer for 2.4 GHz ISM Band Applications. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 19(11), 719-721.

4. Meaamar, A., Chye, B.C., Anh, D.M., Seng, Y.K. (2009). A 3-8 GHz Low-Noise CMOS Amplifier. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 19(4), 245-247.

5. C.C. Boon, M.A. Do, K.S. Yeo and J.G. Ma. (2005). Fully Integrated CMOS Fractional-N Frequency Divider for Wide-Band Mobile Applications with Spurs Reduction. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 52(6), 1042-1048.


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