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July 2013: The journal paper entitled: "Polar Quantizer for Wireless Receivers: Theory, Analysis, and CMOS Implementation," was accepted for publications to IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems - Part I: Regular Papers. This paper presents comprehensive analysis and design of the first CMOS polar quantizer. Congratulations to Peyman, Byun-Kwan, and Fred.
July 2013: The journal paper entitled: "A 200 GHz Inductively Tuned VCO with -7dBm Output Power in 130nm SiGe BiCMOS," was accepted for publications to IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques. This paper present a sub-THz VCO with highest efficiency and tuning figure-of-merit.
June 2013: Congratulations to Drs. Leland Gilreath and Byung-Kwan Chun.
June 2013: Peyman presented his paper to IEEE RFIC Symposium 2013. The talk is on "A 130nm CMOS Polar Quantizer for Cellular Applications."
Feb. 2013: Francis presented his ISSCC 2013 paper. The talk is on "A 93-113GHz BiCMOS 9-Element Imaging Array Receiver Utilizing Spatial-Overlapping Pixels with Wideband Phase and Amplitude Control"
Feb. 2013: Zheng presented his ISSCC 2013 paper. The talk is on "A 210 GHz Fully Integrated Differential Transceiver with Fundamental Frequency VCO in 32 nm SOI CMOS"
Great News: The NCIC Labs will have two papers in IEEE ISSCC 2013. Congratulations to all NCIC Labs Students involved in these two remarkable works.
Follow the link: http://tvlsi.eecs.northwestern.edu/top25.htm . The TVLSI paper entitled: "Design of Ultra High-Speed Low-Voltage CMOS CML buffers and Latches," was ranked FIRST among top 25 downloaded papers in 2007. It was ranked SECOND and THIRD among top 25 downloaded papers in 2008 and 2009.
March 2012: Zhiming passed his Ph.D. Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Chen.
March 2012: Chun passed his Ph.D. Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Wang.
Oct. 2011: Lerland's work on W-Band SiGe Direct-Detection-Based Passive Imager Using a Balanced LNA with an Embedded Dicke Switch published in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Nov. 2011: The NCIC Labs will have two papers in T-MTT Special Issue on RFIC Symposium, which will appear in May 2012.
June 2011: Two RFIC papers entitled: (1)
Fully Integrated 96GHz 2×2 Focal-Plane Array with On-Chip Antenna,
and (2) A
CMOS 818-GHz GBW Differential Distributed Amplifier with Distributed Active
Input Balun," were nominated for Best Student Awards.
May 2011: NCIC Labs presented three papers in
RFIC Symposium 2011
May 2011: Amin Jahanian passed his Ph.D.
Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Jahanian
May 2011: NCIC Labs presented three papers in RFIC Symposium 2011
May 2011: Amin Jahanian passed his Ph.D. Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Jahanian
March 2010: Lei passed his Ph.D. Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Zhou
June 15, 2007: Deyi Pi will
present a paper and be given an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)/CICC student
scholarship award to attend and participate in the upcoming Custom
Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 2007 September 16-19 in San Jose,
June 1, 2007: The student members of NCIC Lab will present three papers to CICC 2007.
April 1, 2007: Fred Tzeng received the Department of EECS Teaching Award.
Dec. 5, 2006: Deyi Pi Passed his qualifying exam.
Nov. 15, 2006: Aminghasem Safarian passed his Ph.D. Defense exam.
July 7, 2006: The TCAS-I paper titled: "Analysis of the PLL Jitter Due to Power/Ground and Substrate Noise" was ranked 2nd in the 2005 top downloaded journal papers published in all the previous issues of IEEE TCAS-I. See http://tcas1.polito.it/editor/top-25-TCAS1.htm
June 22, 2006: Student members of Broadband IC Lab will be doing summer internship at seven high-tech companies including Intel, Fujitsu Labs of America, Broadcom, Atheros Communication, Mindspeed Technologies, Philips Semiconductor, and General Electric
June 20, 2006: Vipul Jain Successfully passed his qualifying exam.
June 14, 2006: Lei Zhou successfully passed his qualifying exam.
June 11, 2006: A one-hour tutorial on the Design of Performance-Optimized Distributed RFICs for UWB Radio was presented in the 2006 IEEE MTT-S.
June 1, 2006: A pending U.S. patent on Distributed Delay-Locked-Based Clock and Data recovery Systems was successfully issued.