Integrated Circuits for Multi-Antenna Radios: Prospects and Challenges


Featuring Fred Tzeng
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine

Location:  2430 Engineering Hall
Free and open to the public

Multi-antenna wireless communications has gained considerable momentum recently due its capability to enhance system performance. A major impediment associated with conventional multi-antenna radios is the need to replicate multiple transmit/receive chains, one for each antenna. This results in substantial increases in power and chip area, both of which are critical commodities in integrated circuit design. This talk discusses the challenges of designing integrated circuits for multi-antenna communications, and also discusses on-going research in this area. 

About the Speaker:
Fred Tzeng received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering in 2005 and 2008, respectively, from the University of  California, Irvine, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. Since 2004, he has been with the Nanoscale Communication IC Lab at the University of California, Irvine, as a graduate student researcher. He has also held summer internships at GE Global Research and Qualcomm. He has three pending patents, and is the co-founder of ZeroWatt Technologies.  Tzeng is the recipient of various awards and fellowships.