Ultra-wideband Millimeter-wave and Reconfigurable RF Integrated Circuits for Next Generation Communications

UC San Diego// Jacobs Hall // Room 4309 // 3pm-4pm

Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz
Prof. Jeyanandh Paramesh, Carnegie Mellon University

The demand for wireless capacity and data rates continues to grow unabated. In order to meet this demand, future communication systems will incorporate a mix of potential solutions, including reconfigurable, spectrum sharing radios in the low GHz bands, and (sub) mm-wave radios. This talk presents recent research aimed at addressing these challenges, including the design of ultra-wideband mm-wave beamformers, and their constituent circuit blocks. This talk will also present Carnegie Mellon’s long-standing research on reconfigurable RF transceivers using phase-change vias, which offer reversible transformation between an extremely low on-resistance and an extremely high off-resistance, together with very low parasitic capacitance.

Speaker Bio: 

Jeyanandh Paramesh received the B.Tech, degree from IIT, Madras and the Ph.D degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, in Electrical Engineering. He is currently Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He has held product development positions with Analog Devices, where he designed high-performance data converters, and Motorola where he designed analog and RF integrated circuits for cellular transceivers. From 2002 to 2004, he was with the Communications Circuit Lab, Intel where he developed multi-antenna receivers, high-efficiency power amplifiers and high-speed data converters high data-rate wireless transceivers. His research broadly addresses design and technological challenges related to RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems for emerging applications.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015