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Speaker: Brian Ginsburg
Design Engineer
Texas Instruments

TI-LU Seminar
Integrated Transceivers from Micro- to Millimeter-Waves

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
4:15 PM  to 5:00 PM

1049  George R. Brown Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

In the last decade, RFCMOS has almost completely displaced other technologies for advanced radios. Integrating many transceivers on one die can lead to significant area and cost savings but poses significant challenges. The first part of this talk will explore the challenges of generating very high signal swings in multi-radio CMOS dies, highlighting the oldest of these technologies, FM radio. The combination of increasing integration, performance, and functionality is now being applied to ever higher frequencies, with emerging mm-wave transceivers. The second part of the talk will survey some of the potential for communication, sensing, and imaging above 30GHz and the challenges that still limit the widespread adoption of mm-wave devices.

Host: Behnaam Aazhang

Biography of Brian Ginsburg:
After receiving a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, Brian joined Texas Instruments’ Wireless group, working on highly linear transmitters for multi-radio connectivity chips. In 2009, he transitioned into TI’s Kilby Labs to study high frequency operation in CMOS. He is now continuing that work inside TI’s Embedded Processing organization.

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