Nanoscale Communication IC Labs

The Nanoscale Communication IC (NCIC) Lab carries out research on:

 

1. RF design for wideband wireless transceiver

2. High speed analog design for broadband wireline transceivers

3. Noise analysis and optimization in mixed analog/digital systems-on-chip

 

The NCIC lab is equipped with state-of-the-art measurement instruments including high frequency vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, broadband analog signal source and probe station, as well as leading IC design softwares. The acquisition of the facility was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation under contract: CRI-0551735. The NCIC lab is actively involved in publishing research papers in leading IC design conferences and journals. The research in the NCIC lab has resulted in several U.S. patents.

Terahertz (THz) IC Design

THz frequency range enables disruptive applications including 10-gigabit chip-to-chip wireless communications and imaging/spectroscopy.

Electro-Optic Phased-Array

Fully integrated passive/active imaging systems with on-chip antennas, while leveraging high level of integration offered by Silicon technologies.

Sub-Millimeter-Wave IC Design

The goal of this research is to design fully integrated transceivers for automotive radars and imaging systems.

Ultra High-Speed Broadband IC

Design of front-end high-speed circuits, including the transimpedance amplifier (TIA), laser driver, and channel equalizer, requires a comprehensive knowledge of the channel behavior.

Ultra Wideband RF IC Design

Ultra Wide-band (UWB) wireless radios are capable of carrying extremely high data rates for up to 250 feet with little transmit power, and high immunity to interference and noise.

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