Kim Lecture Hall, Rm. 1110
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Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering:
"Mixed Signal Electronics in a Digital Environment"
Dr. Alyssa Apsel
Associate Professor, Cornell University
October 24, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1110
As IC applications have multiplied over the past decade, pushing CMOS electronics beyond the PC and into everything from greeting cards to the human body, so have problems associated with nano-scale high performance CMOS. The quest for improved performance, previously masked by the progression of Moore’s law, now calls for renewed creativity and the development of fundamentally new approaches to circuit and architecture design. In this talk, I will consider how the progression of CMOS digital electronics and devices optimized for digital performance has affected mixed signal circuit design. I will offer examples from my research of new approaches to low power RF transceiver and frequency synthesizer design that leverage today’s technology but achieve improved performance per unit power. I will also consider how some of the problems resulting from device scaling such as process variation, noise, and reduced analog performance can be addressed with skillful analog and mixed signal design.
Alyssa Apsel joined Cornell University in 2002, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The focus of her research is on power-aware mixed signal circuits and solving the problems that arise in highly scaled CMOS and modern electronic systems. She has authored or coauthored over 65 refereed publications in related fields of RF mixed signal circuit design, interconnect design and planning, photonic integration with VLSI, and circuit design techniques in the presence of variation resulting in five patents and several pending patent applications. She received a best paper award at ASYNC 2006, had a MICRO “Top Picks” paper in 2006, received a college teaching award in 2007, received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004, and was selected by Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators in 2004. She has also served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II.
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