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EE Distinguished Seminar | Silicon (SiGe and CMOS) for Low-Cost Phased Arrays

Start Date: January 31, 2016
End Date: January 31, 2016

By Professor Gabriel M. Rebeiz ( University of California San Diego )



This talk will present the latest work on microwave and mm-wave phased arrays and communication systems at UCSD. The talk shows that one can build large phased arrays using silicon chips covering distinct frequency bands, from 2 GHz to > 94 GHz, using commercial CMOS and SiGe processes. Typical designs include an 8-element 8-16 GHz SiGe phased array receiver, a 16-element Tx/Rx phased array at 42-48 GHz with 5-bit amplitude and phase control, and a 16-element Rx phased array at 77-84 GHz which includes a built-in-self-test system. Also, an 8-20 GHz digital beam-former chip capable of multiple-beam operation and with high immunity to interferers will also be presented. In terms of wafers-scale designs, 60 GHz wafer-scale phased arrays will also be presented including high efficiency antennas, and their related transceivers. It will be shown that SiGe and CMOS has changed the way we think about phased arrays and communication systems.

Biography: DR. Gabriel Rebeiz is Distinguished Professor and Wireless Communications Industry Endowed Chair at UCSD: IEEE Fellow, Kuwait Prize for the Advancement of Science, IEEE Daniel Nobel Field Award, NSF Presidential Young Investigator, URSI Koga Gold Medal, MTT Microwave Prize (twice), MTT Distinguished Educator, IEEE Antennas and Propagation John D. Kraus Award and the Harold Wheeler Award, Amoco Teaching Award given to the best undergraduate teacher - University of Michigan, Jacobs ECE Teacher of the Year at UCSD. He is considered as one of the fathers of RF MEMS and tunable networks, silicon RFIC phased arrays, and mm-wave and THz antennas. Prof. Rebeiz has graduated 90 PhD students and post-docs, has written 650 IEEE publications, and has been referenced over 23,000 times with an h-index of 68. He is an advisor to Qualcomm, Intel, Toyota, and several of the large commercial and defense electronics and communication-system companies in the US..

More Information:

‚ÄčFor more info contact: Prof. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain; email: MuhammadMustafa.Hussain@KAUST.EDU.SA

Date: Sunday 31 Jan. 2016
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall I Room 2322
Light Lunch  will be served at 11:30