Microwave Theory and Techniques

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Date and Time: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (6:30PM)
Location : Skyworks, 649 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Agenda: 6:30PM Reception & Networking; 7PM Presentation
Meetings are free and open to the public. No registration required.

Terahertz signal generation and frequency synthesizing integrated circuits on commercial CMOS technology for cost and energy effective terahertz solutions

Presenter : Dr. Yan Zhao   UCLA

Abstract: Continuing advances in silicon technologies incubates the solid-state circuit developments for terahertz applications during past 5 years. This presentation introduces our latest CMOS works on signal generation and synthesizing beyond 0.5 THz. They set world records for the highest frequency source array and PLL in CMOS to date. The talk involves multiple circuit topics including oscillator, power combining, mm-wave frequency divider, and phase-locked loop for THz systems.

Speaker Biography :  Dr. Yan Zhao (M’09) received the M.S. degree in microwave technology from Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he joined the ZTE Corporation, China, where he worked as an RF engineer on mm-wave transceiver system and WCDMA RF system design. In 2009, he received Ph.D. in circuit and system from Southeast University (SEU), China. From 2009 to 2013, he is with the University of Wuppertal, Germany. Since 2013, he works as a senior development engineer at the High Speed Electronics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA, USA. His primary research interests concern mm-wave and terahertz circuits for imaging and communication applications. He is a co-recipient of the 2012 Jan Van Vessem Award for the Outstanding European Paper at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) and the 2014 Best Antenna Application Paper Award at the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP).