Thursday, May 16, 2019
Presentation: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 16 | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey Room
A frequency-flexible radio-frequency (RF) front end has long been desired, but faces a myriad of obstacles to its realization. In recent years, the use of switching power amplifiers (PA) as part of digital PAs and RF Digital-to-Analog Convers (RFDAC) has become more common. The primary motivation of these RFDACs is to directly convert from digital baseband bits to RF output. This is useful in... More >
Presentation: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 16 | 8-9 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey Room
Various receive side SerDes techniques including an integrating CTLE, FFE and DFE are demonstrated in a 60Gb/s NRZ transceiver consuming 288 mW & occupying 2.48mm2. To support burst mode, a 2-tap SC FFE transmitter w/ a rapid-ON/OFF VCO is presented that allows for the lowest achievable latency for a 64:1 1-latch SER, achieving 1.2ns startup time and 0.72-0.62 pJ/bit at 1-20Gb/s occupying 0.19mm2.
Presentation: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 16 | 9-10 a.m. | 405 Soda Hall
Anand Padmanabha Iyer
Dissertation talk: Global Data Plane -- An architecture for a globally distributed storage and communication infrastructure
Presentation: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall
In today's world, the storage and management of information is highly centralized in data-centers. Such a data-center oriented view of infrastructure also shapes the way we think about information security; the de-facto mechanism for security is to draw a perimeter around the infrastructure and protect such perimeter. However, the future is very different. With the advancement of technology,... More >
Presentation: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center)
James C. Martin
In recent years, there has been a trend of increasing capacity and carrier frequency in wireless networks design. This talk will cover some of the insights that happen when constructing large mesh networks using directional antenna arrays at mmWave.