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Emerging Topics in Engineering - Dr. Talal Al-Attar

Speaker: Dr. Talal Al-Attar
Location: SCU Bannan Engineering Laboratories (Building 403 on campus map), Multi-Purpose Room

THE DESIGN OF CMOS RFIC - I

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

THE DESIGN OF CMOS RFIC - II

Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

EVENT DETAILS:

This program is open to industry participants, as well as SCU Engineering students, alum and current term faculty. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of each completed course to all attendees.

Current SCU engineering graduate students should enroll via eCampus in ENGR 400 if they want to receive course credit. SCU students not enrolled in ENGR 400 must register as "General Public" attendees ($195)

FEES: $195 general public, $95 SCU engineering alums and/or SCU engineering term faculty. Lunch will be included.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The course aims at providing knowledge in RF front-end in a context of today's wireless communication systems that have dramatically changed our daily life in many ways. It is offered in two segments. The first part of the 2-part course starts by introducing the RF terminology, RLC Networks as Impedance Transformations followed by the Noise Analysis and Calculations. In addition, the S-parameters and two port measurements will be addressed. This short course will review the requirements, current solutions and trends for design architectures. All of this leads naturally to cover the basics in the main RFIC building blocks:

  • Low Noise Amplifiers
  • Mixers
  • Power Amplifiers
  • Oscillators and Synthesizers
  • Phase-Locked Loops
  • Phase Noise

The second part provides an in-depth review of RF low-noise amplifier design, power amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and frequency synthesizers, phase lock loops and phase noise.

The course concludes with a number of case studies from real-world designs.

PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • The Design of CMOS RFIC - I
    (Saturday, February 5, 2011)
    • RLC Networks as Impedance Transformations
    • Noise Analysis and Calculations
    • S-parameters and two port measurements
    • Architectures
    • Introduction to the main RF building blocks:
      • Low Noise Amplifiers
      • Mixers
      • Power Amplifiers
      • Oscillators and Synthesizers
      • Phase-Locked Loops
      • Phase Noise
  • The Design of CMOS RFIC - II
    (Saturday, May 14, 2011)
    • Design and Analysis of main RF building blocks:
      • Low Noise Amplifiers
      • Mixers
      • Power Amplifiers
      • Oscillators and Synthesizers
      • Phase-Locked Loops
      • Phase Noise
    • Chip Design Examples

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Talal Al-Attar has over 10 years in teaching experience in Electrical Engineering between Kuwait University, Stanford University and Santa Clara University. He received the B.S., M.S. from Kuwait University and his Ph.D degree from Stanford University. His doctoral work focused on IMPATT modeling at millimeter-wave range, on-chip integration of microstrip patch antennas and transmission lines in standard CMOS Technology.

He worked as a senior design and device engineer at Volterra Semiconductor [2004 - 2007], and a senior member of consulting staff at Sabio Labs [2007]. Dr. Al-Attar joined Magma Design Automation in 2008 when it acquired Sabio Labs. A full-time Assistant Professor at SCU School of Engineering, Dr. Al-Attar serves as the Director of SCU Center for Analog Design and Research.

His primary research interests includes IMPATT Modeling and scaling in Standard CMOS Technology, Analog design optimization, Microstrip Patch Antenna on-chip for 60GHz and 77GHz applications, Data Converters, LDMOS modeling for RF applications, and UWB measurements.

Dr. Al-Attar contributed to two books in CMOS RFIC and Planar Microwave Engineering. He currently serves on the committees of Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS) as a student paper competition chair, and he is a member of the IEEE and the ASEE.

Registration Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration in writing 2 weeks prior to the start of your class. There will be no refund within the two-week window before the start of the class.

Parking: Parking on SCU campus is FREE during weekends. Once you pass the SCU entrance gate, turn left 30 meters towards the multi-level parking structure. You are allowed to park in the outdoor Visitor Parking Lot on the right side, or park inside the 3-lot structure.

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