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Great News: The NCIC Labs will have
two papers in IEEE ISSCC 2013.
Congratulations to all NCIC Labs Students involved in these two remarkable
Follow the link:
http://tvlsi.eecs.northwestern.edu/top25.htm . The TVLSI paper
entitled: "Design of
Ultra High-Speed Low-Voltage CMOS CML buffers and Latches,"
was ranked FIRST among top 25 downloaded papers in 2007. It was ranked
SECOND and THIRD among top 25 downloaded papers in 2008 and 2009.
March 2012: Zhiming passed his Ph.D. Defense
exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Chen.
March 2012: Chun passed his Ph.D. Defense
exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Wang.
Oct. 2011: Lerland's work on W-Band SiGe Direct-Detection-Based Passive Imager Using a
Balanced LNA with an Embedded Dicke Switch published in IEEE Journal of
Nov. 2011: The NCIC Labs will have two papers
in T-MTT Special Issue on RFIC Symposium, which will appear in May 2012.
June 2011: Two RFIC papers entitled: (1)
Fully Integrated 96GHz 2×2 Focal-Plane Array with On-Chip Antenna,
and (2) A
CMOS 818-GHz GBW Differential Distributed Amplifier with Distributed Active
Input Balun," were nominated for Best Student Awards.
May 2011: NCIC Labs presented three papers in
RFIC Symposium 2011
May 2011: Amin Jahanian passed his Ph.D.
Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Jahanian
- May 2010: Zhiming presented a paper
entitled "An 85-95.2 GHz Transformer-Based
Injection-Locked Frequency Tripler in 65nm CMOS," to IEEE IMS 2010.
- May 2010: Leland presented a paper
entitled "A 94-GHz Passive Imaging Receiver
using a Balanced LNA with Embedded Dicke Switch," to IEEE RFIC Symposium
- May 2010:
In IEEE IMS 2010, a talk was given to a Workshop on Millimeter-Wave SiGe/CMOS
and III-IV Chips and Imaging Systems.
- April 2010: Leland presented a paper
Fully-Integrated W-band Imaging Receiver IC in Silicon-Germanium BiCMOS
to SPIE Defense Security +
Sensing Symposium 2010.
- March 2010: Fred passed his Ph.D.
Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Tzeng.
March 2010: Lei passed his Ph.D. Defense
exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Zhou
- December 2009: The JSSC Special
Issue for ISSCC 2009, published in Dec. 2009, includes Vipul's paper
Single-Chip Dual-Band 22-29-GHz/77-81-GHz BiCMOS Transceiver for Automotive
Radars." Congratulations to
Vipul, Fred Tzeng, and Lei Zhou.
- August 2009: The JSSC Special Issue for CICC
2008, published in August 2009, includes Vipul's paper entitled: "A
BiCMOS Dual-Band Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizer for Automotive Radars."
Congratulations to Vipul and Babak Javid.
- July 2009: Vipul Jain successfully passed his
Ph.D. Defense exam and received his Ph.D. degree. Congratulations Dr. Jain.
- May 2009: The JSSC Special Issue for RFIC
Symposium 2008, published in May 2009, includes Fred Tzeng's paper entitled:
CMOS Code-Modulated Path-Sharing Multi-Antenna Receiver Front-End.".
Congratulations to Fred, Amin Jahanian, and Deyi Pi.
- April 2009: The Journal Paper entitled
"A 22-29GHz UWB
Pulse-Radar Receiver Front-End in 0.18μm CMOS," was accepted for the
Aug. 2009 issue of IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
Congratullations to Vipul and Sriramkumar.
April 2009: NCLC Lab Members Fred Tzeng and
Vipul Jain were part of the team that won the First Prize Award for the 2009
Business Plan Competition at UC-Irvine.
- The ISSCC 2009 paper was featured in "Highlights
of ISSCC 2009."
- Nov. 2008: The ISSCC paper entitled: "A
Single-Chip Dual-Band 22-29GHz / 77-81GHz BiCMOS Transceiver for Automotive
Radars," was accepted for publication. Congratulations to Vipul, Fred, and
- June 2008: Fred Tzeng and Amin Jahanian
won the Low-Power Design Contest Award at the 2008 IEEE ISLPED
- June 2008:
The RFIC 2008 paper, with Fred Tzeng as the first
Code-Modulated Path-Sharing Multi-Antenna Receiver Front-End for Spatial
Multiplexing, Spatial Diversity and Beamforming," was nominated for Best
Student Paper Award.
- June 2008: Student members of the NCIC Lab will be
doing summer internship at high-tech companies including Qualcomm, Fujitsu
Labs of America, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and Finisar.
- June 2008:
Vipul Jain's and Babak Javid's paper on a Silicon-Based MMW Frequency Synthesizer was accepted for oral
presentation and publication to the 2008 CICC Conference.
- April 2008:
Vipul Kumar received his M.S. degree and graduated from the NCIC Lab. He is
currently a Design Engineer at Qualcomm Corporation.
- Dec. 2007: Deyi Pi finished his M.S.
degree and graduated from the NCIC Lab. He is currently a Design Engineer at
- Nov. 2007:
Fred and Amin's paper on "A
CMOS Multi-Band Inductor Re-Use Low Noise Amplifier," was accepted to IEEE
TCAS-II Special Issue on
on Multifunctional Circuits and Systems for Future Generation of Wireless
- Sept. 2007: Fred Tzeng received the
Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship.
August 2007: The JSSC paper entitled: "Design
and Analysis of a Performance-Optimized CMOS UWB Distributed LNA," was ranked among top 100 IEEE journals in
- August 2007: The JSSC paper entitled: "CMOS Distributed
Active Power Combiners and Splitters for Multi-Antenna UWB Beamforming
Transceivers" was ranked among top 100 IEEE journals in July and August
- June 20, 2007: Student members of the NCIC Lab will be
doing summer internship at several high-tech companies including Qualcomm,
Fujitsu Labs of America, Broadcom, Maxim Semiconductor.
June 15, 2007: Deyi Pi will
present a paper and be given an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)/CICC student
scholarship award to attend and participate in the upcoming Custom
Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 2007 September 16-19 in San Jose,
June 1, 2007: The student
members of NCIC Lab will present three papers to CICC 2007.
April 1, 2007: Fred Tzeng received the Department of
EECS Teaching Award.
Dec. 5, 2006: Deyi Pi Passed his qualifying exam.
Nov. 15, 2006: Aminghasem Safarian passed his Ph.D.
July 7, 2006: The TCAS-I paper titled: "Analysis
of the PLL Jitter Due to Power/Ground and Substrate Noise" was ranked 2nd in
the 2005 top downloaded journal papers published in all the previous issues
of IEEE TCAS-I. See
June 22, 2006: Student members of Broadband IC Lab will be
doing summer internship at seven high-tech companies including Intel, Fujitsu
Labs of America, Broadcom, Atheros Communication, Mindspeed Technologies,
Philips Semiconductor, and General Electric
June 20, 2006: Vipul Jain Successfully passed his
June 14, 2006: Lei Zhou successfully passed his qualifying
June 11, 2006: A one-hour tutorial on the Design of
Performance-Optimized Distributed RFICs for UWB Radio was presented in the
2006 IEEE MTT-S.
June 1, 2006: A pending U.S. patent on Distributed Delay-Locked-Based Clock and Data recovery Systems
was successfully issued.
Sept. 12, 2006: Amir Safarian successfully passed his