State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI: AMSV Distinguished Seminar
2016/10/28

The University Lecture on “State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI: IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecture” will take place as follows:

Date: 31 Oct 2016 (Mon)

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, G013, N21, University of Macau

 

The Lecture is:

“RF Circuit and System Innovations to Enable a New Generation of Wireless Terminals: Field programmability, Ultra-high Linearity, and Compressive Spectrum Scanning”

 

The speaker is:

Prof. Peter R. Kinget, IEEE fellow
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

 

Biography:

Peter R. Kinget received the engineering and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1990 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. From 1999 to 2002 he held various technical and management positions in IC design and development at Broadcom, CeLight and MultiLink. He joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY in 2002 where he currently serves as a Professor. He is also a consulting expert on patent litigation and a technical consultant to industry.
 His research interests are in analog, RF and power integrated circuits and the applications they enable in communications, sensing, and power management. He is widely published in journals and conferences, has co-authored 3 books and holds 17 US patents. Dr. Kinget is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, the Symposium on VLSI Circuits, the European Solid-State Circuits Conference, and the International Solid-State Circuits Conference. He currently is a "Distinguished Lecturer" for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, a member of the Board of the Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation and an elected member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Adcom.
 He is a co-recipient of the "Best Student Paper Award - 1st Place" at the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium; of the "First Prize" in the 2009 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Challenge; of the "Best Student Demo Award" at the 2011 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys); of the "2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication" for an outstanding paper in any IEEE Communications Society publication in the past 15 years; of the "First Prize ($100K)" in the 2012 Interdigital Innovation Challenge (I2C); and of the “Best Student Paper Award – 2nd Place” at the 2015 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium.

 

Abstract:

RF Circuit and System Innovations to Enable a New Generation of Wireless Terminals: Field programmability, Ultra-high Linearity, and Compressive Spectrum Scanning

Wireless communication have become an essential part of every sector of the national and global economy. Both existing cellular, WiFi and GPS systems and new emerging systems like video over wireless, the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications are projected to increase the mobile wireless data traffic by orders of magnitude in the coming decades. This is resulting in a growing spectrum deficit given that the radio spectrum is a finite resource. Cognitive radio is a proposed paradigm shift to opportunistically use the available spectrum for improved spectral usage efficiency. Several key circuit innovations are required to make the realization of this vision possible. Future “smart” terminals will need to quickly assess the spectrum usage and require power-efficient spectrum scanning capabilities. They further need to receive at multiple frequencies using a variety of standards. This leads to very stringent receiver linearity and blocking requirements given the absence of high quality front-end tunable filters. Designing for worst-case RF scenarios further leads to excessive power consumption in the terminals, and dynamically adapting the RF performance in the field to the RF spectrum conditions is emerging as a required receiver feature.


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