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Conferencia de Thomas Lee : “Dark Secrets of RF Design”

Lunes 12 de diciembre 17:30hs, Salón Verde (720) – Facultad de Ingeniería, J. Herrera y Reissig 565 (el miércoles 14 en el marco del acto del IIE  dictará otra charla)

El Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica de la Universidad de la República y el Capítulo Uruguay de la Sociedad de Circuitos y Sistemas del IEEE invitan a la conferencia : Dark Secrets of RF Design por Thomas Lee (Stanford University)

Abstract : RF design remains such a mystery to many engineers that it seems that a pointy hat and arcane Latin incantations are needed to make oscillators oscillate and amplifiers amplify (and not vice-versa). Part of the mystery has to do with the many ways that ever-present parasitics undergo surprising impedance transformations, as well as the sometimes counterintuitive ways that noise manifests itself in amplifiers, oscillators and mixers. This talk will attempt to answer frequently-asked questions about these and other RF-related topics. It is hoped that attendees will ask additional questions that they would like answered.

Bio: Thomas Lee received his degrees from MIT where his 1989 thesis described the world’s first CMOS radio. He has been at Stanford University since 1994, having previously worked at Analog Devices, Rambus and other companies. He’s helped design PLLs for several microprocessors (notably AMD’s K6-K7-K8 and DEC’s StrongARM), and has founded or cofounded several companies, including the first 3D memory company, Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by Sandisk), and IoE companies ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip) and Ayla Networks. He is an IEEE and Packard Foundation Fellow, has won “Best Paper” awards at CICC and ISSCC, was awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo. He is a past Director of DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office, holds 70 patents, and owns about 200 oscilloscopes, thousands of vacuum tubes, and kilograms of obsolete semiconductors. No one, including himself, quite knows why.