James C. Daly

Tel: 401-742-5759


  • Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  1967
  • MEE Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   1962
  • B. S. University of Connecticut   1960
  • Experience

  • Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, Adjunct Instructor of Physics, January 2009 - Spring 2023
  • Vsquare/R, North Kingstown, RI, Director, Research and Development, since January 2011
  • University of Rhode Island, Department of Electrical Engineering, February 1969, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor July 1974, Professor 1983, Acting Chairman 1976-77 and Fall 1984. Coordinator of Computer Engineering 1994-1999, Professor Emeritus since 2008.
  • Mater Ecclesiae College, Greenville, RI, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Physics, 2002 - 2008
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center , New London, Connecticut, Fiber Optics Engineer 1981-1982, 20% IPA assignment 1983-1988
  • The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, Lecturer in Electronics, Fall 1975.
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories, Guided Wave Research Laboratory, Holmdel, New Jersey, Member of Technical Staff 1966-1969.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, Instructor of Electrical Engineering 1962-1966.
  • Consulting

  • University of Mary 2018
  • Tower Manufacturing 2008
  • Raytheon 2006
  • ON Semiconductor Corporation 2000-2003 (Formerly Cherry Semiconductor)
  • Cherry Semiconductor Corporation 1993-2000
  • GTE Laboratories 1979-1983, 1984-1988
  • Federal Products 1983-1986
  • Gulton Industries 1976-1978, 1982
  • Memberships

    IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi


  • Aurelio Lucci Faculty Excellence Award in Electrical Engineering, 1990
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, presented by Eta Kappa Nu, University of Rhode Island, 1990, 1998
  • Patents

  • L. F. Valenti, J. C. Daly, and T. J. Valenti, US Patent 9425728 B2 "Dynamic Power Control for Induction Motors", August 23, 2016   Video
  • L. F. Valenti, J. C. Daly, and T. J. Valenti, US Patent 9,397,603 "Multiple Field Motor Controller", July 2016
  • L. F. Valenti and J. C. Daly, U.S. Patent 8,193,787 "System and method for regulating rms voltage delivered to a load" June 2012
  • J. C. Daly, U.S. Patent 3,558,896 "Optical Guiding Apparatus with Automatic Control of Beam Position," January 1971.
  • Publications

    1. Leo Valenti, James C. Daly, John Stevenson, and Thomas J. Valenti, "Induction Motor Dynamic Control", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting August 5-10, 2018.
    2. Xin Zhang, James C. Daly, and Yong Cao, "32-Channel Full Customized CMOS Biosensor Chip for Extracellular Neural Signal Recording", 2nd International IEEE EMBS Special; Topic Conference on Neural Engineering, Arlington, VA, 16-19 March 2005   PDF
    3. Yong Cao, James C. Daly, and Xin Zhang, "A Low Noise CMOS Biosensor Chip for Extracellular Multichannel Neural Signal Recording Applications", Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 2004
    4. A. K. Uht, J.-C. Lo, J. C. Daly, Y. Sun and J. Kowalski. "Building Real Computer Systems". IEEE Micro, Special Issue on Computer Architecture Education, Vol. 20, No. 3, May/June, 2000. pp. 48-56.
    5. Godi Fischer, James C. Daly, Conrad W. Recksiek and Kevin D. Friedland, "A Programmable Temperature Monitoring Device for Tagging Small Fish - A Prototype Chip Development", IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems, Vol. 5, No. 4, Dec. 1997, pp. 401-407
    6. Godi Fischer, James C. Daly, Chun Yang, and Conrad W. Recksiek, `` Design of a Programmable Temperature Monitoring Device for Tagging Small Fish'', Proc. IEEE conference on low power electronics, Monterey, CA, Aug 12 -14, 1996, pp. 319-322
    7. Kevin Friedlan, Godi Fischer, James C. Daly, Chun Yang, and Conrad W. Recksiek, ``, Design of a Programmable Temperature Monitoring Device for Tagging Small Fish'',1996 Summer Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Univ. of RI, Kingston, RI, June 12 -20, 1996
    8. James C. Daly and P.F. Kelly, ``PSpice Modeling of Velocity Saturation in Bipolar Transistors'', 1996 CMOC Symposium, March 1996.
    9. Jein-Chung Lo, M. Nicolaides and J. C. Daly, ``A Strongly Code Disjoint Built-In Current Sensor for Strongly Fault-Secure Static CMOS Realizations'', IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol 14, No. 11, November 1995, pp, 1-6
    10. J.-C. Lo, S.-Y. Sun and J. C. Daly, "A Concurrent Error Detection IC in 2-um Static CMOS Logic, IEEE Jour. Solid-State Circuits, May 1994, pp. 580-584
    11. A. Bartczak and J. C. Daly, ``CAM-Based ASOCS Implementation'', WCCI '94 IEEE Conference on Neural Networks, Orlando, Florida, June 27-29, 1994
    12. Tung-Li Shen, Jien-Chung Lo and J. C. Daly, ``A 2ns detecting Time, 2mm CMOS Built-In Current Circuit'', IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol 28, No. 1, January 1993. pp. 72-77
    13. D. Ghosh and J. C. Daly, ``A self Routing Crossbar Switch for Multiple Channel Delta Networks'', 35th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1992
    14. "Delta Networks with Multiple Links and Shared Output Buffers: A High Performance Architecture for Packet Switching", IEEE International Conference on Global Communications GLOBECOM 91, December 1991, (with D. Ghosh)
    15. "Delta Networks with Multiple Links and Shared Output Buffers", IEE Electronics Letters, May 1991, (with D. Ghosh)
    16. "The Performance of Delta Networks Using Multiple Channels and Output Buffers", Electronics Letters, 25 April 1991, Vol, 27, No. 9, pp 761-762, (With D. Ghosh)
    17. "Performance of Multiple Channel Delta Network", 43th Midwest Symopsium on Circuits and Systems, Monterey, CA, May 14-17, (with D. Ghosh and Q. Yang)
    18. " CMOS and Bipolar Design Curriculum at The University of Rhode Island" Microelectronic System Education Conference and Exposition, Santa Clara, California, July 29 - August 1, 1990, (with G. Fischer)
    19. " Bipolar Design Course with Fabrication", Proceedings IEEE UGI Microelectronics Symposium, (with James Alvernez, Paul Farrara, Brian Harnedy, Teddy Neri), Westborough, MA, June 12-14, 1989, pp 49 - 51
    20. " A Structured VLSI Implementation of a HUB Switch", Proceedings IEEE UGI Microelectronics Symposium, (with P. Capozza, J. Lenart, and W. Freudenthal), Westborough, MA, June 12-14, 1989, pp 261 - 264
    21. "A Novel Content Addressable Memory LSI", Electrontcs Letters (with D. Ghosh and J. Fried), Vol. 25, No. 8, 13th April 1989, pp. 524 - 526
    22. "Analysis of Nonideal Higher Order SC Networks Using Signal Flow Graphs", Proc. International Symposium on Electronic Devices, Circuits and Systems, (with M. Rachedine and G. Fischer) Kharagpur, India, December 16-18, 1987
    23. "Switched Capacitor Adaptive Equalizer with Low Gain Op-Amps," Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Midwest Conference on Circuits and Systems, (with M. Rachedine and G. Fischer). Lincoln, Nebraska, August 1986
    24. "Optically Senstitive CMOS Structures" IEEE Solid State Circuits Journal, (with S. D. Kirkish, L. Jou and F. Su), April 1987
    25. "nMOS Multiplexer for Fiber Optics," IEEE Jour. Solid-State Circuits, April 1985 (with Y. Jeung).
    26. "nMOS Multiplexer for Fiber Optics," Proceedings of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Rochester, NY May 1984, pp. (with Y. Jeung).
    27. "VLSI for Fiber Optic Sonar Links," presented at the Naval Underwater Systems Center, December 1982.
    28. "Fiber Optical Intermodulation Distortion," IEEE Trans Communications, Vol. COM-30, No. 8, August 1982, pp. 1954-1958.
    29. "Not so Dumb Dumb Terminal, Kilobaud Microcomputing, Vol. V, No. 5, pp. 208-210, May 1981.
    30. "Passive Solar Reflector Satellite Revisited," (with C. Polk) Proc. 1980 Satellite Power System Review and Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 22-25, 1980.
    31. "Optical Analysis Techniques," IEEE/URI Optical Fiber Workshop, Kingston, Rhode Island, July 18-19, 1980.
    32. "Wheeling for Small Power Producers," (with J. S. Krikorian) Energy Communications Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 211-222, August 1980.
    33. "Flat Plate Solar Collector Enhancement Utilizing Plane Reflecting Surfaces," (with G. A. Serois) J. Opt. Soc. Am, Vol. 69, p. 1400, October 1979.
    34. "Solar Concentrator Flux Distributions Using Backward Ray Tracing," Applied Optics Vol. 18, pp. 1696-1699, August 1979.
    35. "Solar Concentrator Evaluation Technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. Vol 68, p. 1374, October 1978.
    36. Solar Energy Collection Using Beam Waveguides," Applied Optics Vol. 15, pp. 855-856, April 1976.
    37. "Optical Waveguides with Noninteracting Beam Slope Stabilizers," IEEE Trans. Communications, COM 23, pp. 235-239, February 1974.
    38. "Beam Waveguides for Optical Communication," Proc. 1974 IEEE Canadian Communication and Power Conference, November 6-8, 1974.
    39. "Transients in Beam Position Control Systems for Optical Waveguides," (with E.F. Roy) IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, AC-19, No. 1, February 1974.
    40. Beam Stability Control in Optical Waveguides Subject to Statistical Variations," (with J. E. Spence) IEEE Trans. Communications, COM-21, pp. 1409-1414, December 1973.
    41. "The Analogy of Beam Waveguides to Electric Transmission Lines," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques, MIT-16, October 1970.
    42. "Step Correction of Misaligned Beam Waveguides," B.S.T.J. 48, pp. 1909-1918, July-August 1969.
    43. "Linear Beam Position Control in Optical Waveguides," B.S.T. J. 47 pp 783-799, May-June 1968.
    44. "The Application of Z Transform Techniques to the Analysis of Paraxial Ray Propagation in Beam Waveguides," IEEE Trans Microwave Theory and Techniques, MTT-16, pp. 95-98, February 1968.


  • "Analog BiCMOS Design: Practices and Pitfalls", James C. Daly and Denis P. Galipeau, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1999
  • "Fiber Optics," edited by J. C. Daly, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1984.
  • "Fiber Properties," a chapter of the book "Fiber Optics" edited by E. E. Basch, Sams Book, 1986 (with S. Lakshmanasamy).
  • "Modulation and Demodulation" a chapter of the book "Fiber Optics" edited by F. C. Allard, McGraw-Hill, 1989
  • Tutorials written for ON Semiconductor Corporation

  • Lateral pnp Saturation
  • Saturating npn Steals Base Current
  • Lateral pnp Beta vs Size
  • Quasi-saturation
  • Temperature Turns On Transistors
  • Epifets
  • Resistors

  • Drift in Ion Implant Resistors
  • Metal Pinches Ion Implant Resistors
  • Ion Implant Resistors
  • Emitter Resistors
  • Circuit Techniques

  • Matching
  • Comparators - Premature Switching
  • Comparators - Out of Range Inputs
  • Comparators - Low Headroom
  • IR Drops Spoil Current Mirrors
  • Ir Drops Ruin Voltage Reference
  • Switch Hysteresis First
  • Dangerous Disablers
  • Beta Compensation Complicates Bandgap Startup
  • Power-on Capacitor Causes Malfunction
  • Stored Charge Pumps Current
  • Degeneration Improves Mirrors
  • MOS Mirrors with Source Degeneration
  • Electrostatic Discharge(ESD)
  • ESD Protection
  • ESD Protection Circuit Analysis
  • Low Voltage ESD Diode (sp-sn)
  • The Unexpected

  • MOS Parasitics Infect Bipolar Circuits
  • Latch up Destroys
  • Parasitic SCRs Destroy Silicon
  • Floating Tubs
  • Negative Epi Pulls Current from Unexpected Nodes
  • Two Supplies Cause Latchup
  • Inversion
  • Computer Aided Design

  • Plotting Measured Data with SmartSpice
  • SmartSpice Starter Tutorial
  • SmartSpice Behavioral Modeling of a CMOS inverter
  • Viewing and plotting IC Layouts