Shawn Stapleton

Professor Emeritus, School of Engineering Science


Ph.D. Carleton University, Canada, 1988

M.Eng. Carleton University, Canada, 1984

B.Eng. Carleton University, Canada, 1982


Research interests

  • Power amplifier linearization using digital signal processing
  • Integrated RF/DSP Applications
  • Radio frequency integrated circuits

Teaching interests

  • Microwave Circuit Design
  • Signals and Systems
  • Adaptive Filtering
  • Digital Signal Processing


Tel: 778.782.4846
Fax: 778.782.4951  
Office: SFU Burnaby, ASB 9829
Personal webpage:

Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 426 High Frequency Electronics
  • ENSC 380 Linear Systems
  • ENSC 810 Statistical Signal Processing
  • ENSC 429 Digital Signal Processing

Selected recent publications

  • T. Johnson and S.P. Stapleton, "Comparison of Bandpass Sigma-Delta Modulator Coding Efficiency with a Periodic Signal Model", IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems I, Vol. 55, No. 11, Dec. 2008, pp: 3763--3775.
  • Cho, K.J., Kim, W.J., Stapleton, S.P., Kim, J.H., Lee, B., Choi, J.J., Kim, J.Y., Lee, J.C. "Design of N-way distributed Doherty amplifier for WCDMA and OFDM applications",  Electronic Letters, Vol 43, May 2007, Page 577-578.
  • T. Johnson, R. Sobot, S. Stapleton, CMOS RF Class D Amplifier with a Fractional Sigma-Delta Bandpass Modulator, Microelectronics Journal, IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, Feb. 2007, pp: 21--26
  • W.J. Kim, K.J. Cho, S.P. Stapleton and J.H. Kim, "Doherty Feed-forward Amplifier Performance using a Novel Crest Factor Reduction Technique", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Jan 2007, Vol. 17, Page 82-84.