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ECE Seminar: "Ultra Low-power Analog Front-end Design," Dr. Pieter Harpe, Eindhoven University of Technology


West Village G 108

October 13, 2017 9:00 am
October 13, 2017 9:00 am

Dr. Pieter Harpe, associate professor at Eindhoven University of Technology

Title: Ultra Low-power Analog Front-end Design 

This talk, based on a recent publication at ISSCC 2015, discusses the design of a nano-power analog front-end including pre-amplification and analog-to-digital conversion. It starts with fundamentals on power-efficiency in analog and mixed-signal circuits. It also describes considerations in terms of low-voltage operation and PVT reliability. After that, the presentation discusses one complete system implementation in more detail, including the amplifier, ADC, biasing stages and clock generation.

Pieter Harpe received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre / imec where he worked on low-power ADCs. He joined Eindhoven University of Technology in April 2011, where he is currently an associate professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design. He is a TPC member for ISSCC, ESSCIRC and AACD, and serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He is recipient of the IEEE ISSCC 2015 Distinguished Technical Paper Award.

This talk is being presented in conjunction with the IEEE Solid-state Circuits Society.