VLSI Design for Ultrawideband Technology

Speaker: Anh Dinh

Date: 14:00,  April 16, 2012

Location: 212-E3 meeting room, VNU University of Engineering and Technology – 144 Xuan Thuy road, Cau Giay district, Hanoi

Abstract:

Ultrawideband (UWB) is a new technology in which a very wide bandwidth is utilized in order to increase transmission data rate at low power consumption. UWB systems are supposed to be simpler compared to the narrowband counterpart. However, the implementation of such system is very challenging, in particular the design of a receiver to receive very low energy transmitted pulses. In this research, various structures of wideband low noise amplifiers (LNA) were explored, designed, and implemented in 90nm CMOS technology. The presentation provides in depth the design, simulation, and testing of the LNAs and a complete UWB transceiver.

Biography:

Anh Dinh (anh.dinh@usask.ca): Dr. Anh Dinh was born in 1955 in VinhLong, Vietnam. He received his B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lakehead University, Canada, in 1992. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Regina, Canada, in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Dr. Dinh is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. His research interests include biosensors and very large scale integration (VLSI) circuits applicable to wireless communications. Dr. Dinh has published over 20 journal papers and over 80 conference papers in microelectronics and biomedical engineering.