IEEE Kingston Section is proud to sponsor the following Distinguished Speaker Seminar:
SMART RFIC: MILLIMETRE-WAVE GIGABIT TRANCEIVERS WITH BUILT-IN SELF-CALIBRATION AND AUTO-SWITCHING FUNCTIONS
Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015.
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Walter Light Hall, Room 302, Queen’s University. 19 Union Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.
Speaker: Professor Tian-Wei Huang, The National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer
Abstract: In our daily life, we have smart phones and smart TVs. We also have smart antennas and smart baseband chips, but we still need auto-calibration smart radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). Especially for millimeter-wave RFICs with GHz bandwidth, the narrow-band baseband calibration cannot compensate for broadband non-ideal properties. For future multi-band, multi-standard radio, auto-band-switching is essential to optimize RF performance and to simplify the system control interface. A frequency sensor can be used to detect the frequency of the input signal and perform automatic band-switching. We also need a phase-error calibration method to compensate the phase errors from all RFIC blocks. To further optimize system performance, IQ modulator/demodulator are the key components to compensate IQ mismatch at RF frequencies. All the above built-in self-calibration and auto-switching functions are reviewed in the talk in an effort to pave the road towards next-generation millimeter-wave 5G mobile smart RFIC.
Speaker Bio: Tian-Wei Huang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1965. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1990 and 1993, respectively.
In December 1993, he joined TRW Inc. (now Northrop Grumman), where he designed millimeter-wave and microwave Gallium Arsenide and Indium Phosphide RFICs for satellite applications. From 1998, he was engaged in research on 28-GHz transmitter design and power amplifier packaging for local multipoint distribution service (LMDS) systems at Lucent Technologies, San Jose, USA. From 1999 to 2002, he was with Cisco Systems, where he developed the high-speed cable modem head-end and Wi-Fi systems.
In August 2002, he joined the faculty of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Huang was the recipient of the IEEE 2009 Transaction on Advanced Packaging Best Paper Award. Currently, he is a technical program committee member for the IEEE RFIC symposium. He is also a voting member of IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi gigabit wireless standards. His research interests include millimeter-wave RF-CMOS design, and 5G millimeter-wave and Wi-Fi gigabit links.
This seminar is open to the general public with free admission and refreshments served afterwards.