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Spring 2015: Upcoming Seminars

  • Title: A 60mV-3V Input Range Boost Converter with Amplitude-Regulated and Intermittently Operating Oscillator for Energy Harvesting
          Speaker: Ms. Hong Gao, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  •       Date: Friday, Mar. 13th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, 750, CEPSR

  • Title: TBD.
          Speaker: Prof. Joseph Bardin, UMass Amherst
  •       Date: Friday, Mar. 27th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, TBD

  • Title: TBD. [SSCS Distinguished Lecture]
          Speaker: Prof. Frank Chang, UCLA
  •       Date: Monday, Mar. 30th, TBD

  • Title: TBD. [SSCS Distinguished Lecture]
          Speaker: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ullrich Pfeiffer, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  •       Date: Friday, Apr. 17th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, TBD






    Ms. Hong Gao
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan
    Date:
    Friday, Mar. 13th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Location:
    750, CEPSR
    A 60mV-3V Input Range Boost Converter with Amplitude-Regulated and Intermittently Operating Oscillator for Energy Harvesting

    Abstract:
    A boost converter that has a wide input-voltage range is presented. The wide range is achieved by an oscillator that can start operations at ultra-low input voltages. Moreover, it uses an amplitude regulation circuit to avoid overvoltage problems and implements a power-down circuit to eliminate the unnecessary power consumption. Experimental results showed that the proposed circuit enabled an input range from 60 mV to 3 V and achieved high power efficiencies. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a boost converter supporting a wide input range from sub-100 mV to several volts has been achieved.

    Biography:
    Hong Gao received the B.S. degree from China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China, in 2009, and the M.S. degree from Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan, in 2012. In 2012, she joined Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Kawasaki, Japan, where she has engaged in research on power integrated circuits. Her current research interests include the applications of power management circuits in wireless sensor networks.


    Prof. Joseph Bardin
    UMass Amherst
    Date:
    Friday, Mar. 27th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Location:
    TBD.
    TBD.

    Abstract:
    TBD.

    Biography:
    More info. at UMass Amherst Radio Frequency Nanoelectronics Group


    Prof. Frank Chang
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Date:
    Monday, Mar. 30th, TBD.
    Location:
    TBD.
    [SSCS Distinguished Lecture] TBD.

    Abstract:
    TBD.

    Biography:
    More info. at UCLA High Speed Electronics Lab


    Prof. Ullrich Pfeiffer
    Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    Date:
    Friday, Apr. 17th, 2:00-3:00pm.
    Location:
    TBD.
    [SSCS Distinguished Lecture] TBD.

    Abstract:
    TBD.

    Biography:
    Ullrich R. Pfeiffer received the diploma degree in physics and the Ph.D. in physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1996 and 1999 respectively. In 1997 he worked as a research fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire England.
    From 1999-2001 he was working as a Postdoctoral Researcher, at the University of Heidelberg on real-time electronics for particle physics experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland.
    From 2001 to 2006 he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where his research involved RF circuit design, power amplifier design at 60GHz and 77GHz, high-frequency modeling and packaging for millimeter-wave communication systems.
    In 2007 he received a European Young Investigator Award and lead the THz electronics group at the Institute of High-Frequency and Quantum Electronics at the University of Siegen, Germany.
    Since 2008 he holds the High-frequency and Communication Technology chair at the University of Wuppertal, Germany.
    He was the co-recipient of the 2004 and 2006 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference, the co-recipient of the 2006 IBM Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award, the 2008 EuMIC Best Paper Award, the 2009 Best RFIC Oral Paper Presentation, and the 2010 EuMC Microwave Prize, and the 2012 Jan Van Vessem Award for Outstanding European Paper at the 2012 IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference.
    He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and serves on the technical program committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the European Solid-State Circuits Conference, the Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, the Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems Conference, and the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference.
    He has authored and co-authored 100+ publications and has been principal inventor and co-inventor of 10+ US and international issued patents, relating to RF, millimeter-wave, terahertz communication/imaging circuits and sensors.


    Spring 2015 Seminars

  • A 60mV-3V Input Range Boost Converter with Amplitude-Regulated and Intermittently Operating Oscillator for Energy Harvesting
          Speaker: Ms. Hong Gao, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan
          Date: Friday, Mar. 13th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, 750, CEPSR


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