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Electronic Circuits and Systems

This program involves the study and design of microwave, radio frequency (RF), analog, mixed-signal (combined analog and digital), and digital electronic circuits and systems. Emphasis is on the development, analysis, and implementation of integrated circuits for applications such as wireless and wireline communication systems, microwave and millimeterwave communication and radar systems, and interfaces between computers and sensors. A large effort on RF MEMS (micro-electro-mechnical-systems) emphasizes RF tunable filters and reconfigurable antennas, ultra-fast and very high reliability RF MEMS devices.

Other areas of study:

  • Low-noise and power amplifiers
  • Mixers
  • Phase shifters
  • Voltage controlled oscillators
  • Frequency synthesizers
  • Active filters
  • Ultra-wide-band transceivers
  • Phased arrays
  • Circuits for multiple antenna combining (MIMO)
  • On-chip and planar antennas
  • Pipelined analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)
  • Delta-sigma ADCs and digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
  • Wireless receiver and transmitter linearization circuits
  • Mixed-signal baseband processing circuits
  • High-speed clock distribution circuits...

Faculty: Peter Asbeck • James Buckwalter • Ian Galton • Lawrence Larson • Gabriel Rebeiz • Bang Sup Song • Paul Chau • Sujit Dey • Bill Lin • Kenneth Yun • Walter Ku • Madhu Gupta