Emerging Wireless Technologies: Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits

EECS Colloquium

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

Location:  McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Free and open to the public


During the last decade, silicon has all but displaced III-V technologies in the cellular, wireless LAN and other consumer electronics markets. With continuous technological advancement, silicon is now set to sweep the next wireless wave: low-cost, high-performance millimeter-wave integrated systems. Affordable consumer electronics products promising multi-gigabit-per-second wireless data rates are on the horizon, while automotive radar and imaging sensors are in the pipeline. In the foreseeable future, silicon-based solutions will revolutionize the millimeter-wave application space.

This talk will include an overview of the emerging applications in the millimeter-wave spectrum and the accompanying challenges and opportunities. Recent developments in the industry and the research community, including the UCI Nanoscale Communication IC Lab (directed by Prof. Payam Heydari), will also be highlighted.

About the Speaker

Vipul Jain received the B. Tech. degree in electronics engineering from Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, India, in 2004, and an M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in 2007. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. degree at UC Irvine.

During the summer of 2008, he was a research intern at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where he worked on integrated circuits for millimeter-wave imaging. He has also held internships at Fujitsu Laboratories of America and Skyworks Solutions. His current research interests include silicon-based IC design for millimeter-wave wireless communication, automotive radars and passive imaging.

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