Prof. Chan Carusone gave an invited presentation at ASICON 2007 in Guilin, China on “High-Speed Baud-Rate Clock and Data Recovery”.

Congratulations to Kentaro Yamamoto, winner of the Best Student Paper Award at the 2007 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference for his paper entitled “A Delta-Sigma Modulator with a Widely Programmable Center Frequency and 82-dB Peak SNDR“.  In that paper, we report on a delta-sigma modulator for reconfigurable radio terminals.  Its passband is arbitrarily programmable, yet its performance comparable to the world’s very best fixed-passband modulators.

Prof. Chan Carusone was interviewed for an article in the August 2006 issue of IEEE Spectrum about the high-speed interconnect inside Sony’s Playstation3.  Read the article here (requires access to IEEExplore).

 Congratulations to Shahriar Shahramian, a Ph.D. student in our group, who received the Best Paper Award from the 2005 Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium for his paper entitled, “A 40-GSamples/Sec Track & Hold Amplifier in 0.18μm SiGe BiCMOS Technology”!  In that paper, he describes the analog front-end for an A/D converter operating more than  two times faster than any other track-and-hold with comparable performance.

Prof. Chan Carusone presented research talks to the Vancouver Chapter of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, the University of Calgary  and the University of Alberta.

A new programmable filter topology developed by graduate student Jonathan Sewter was presented at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference in San Jose, California.  At 40 Gb/s, this broke our own speed record for high-speed equalization in CMOS.