Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Frequency multipliers for crystal oscillators

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm
KEC 1005

Speaker Information

Pavan Hanumolu
Prof.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Abstract

Low-noise high-frequency reference clocks are needed in all high-performance clock multipliers. Such reference clocks are typically provided by crystal oscillators (XOs). While higher frequency reference clocks greatly help in improving the noise performance of clock multipliers, XO output frequencies are typically limited to few 10s of MHz. To alleviate this limitation, I’ll present techniques to double and quadruple the XO output frequency with minimal noise and power penalty. I’ll describe calibration schemes that can overcome circuit imperfections and improve immunity to process, voltage, and temperature variations. To validate the presented ideas, I will show experimental results obtained from two prototype integrated circuits.

Speaker Bio

Pavan Hanumolu is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, in 2006, where he subsequently served as a faculty member till 2013. Dr. Hanumolu’s research interests are in energy-efficient integrated circuit implementation of analog and digital signal processing, sensor interfaces, wireline communication systems, and power conversion.

Past Colloquia

Liang Huang
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Allan Johnston
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Suresh Venkatasubramanian
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Pradeep Dubey
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Frank O'Mahony
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
David Hendrix
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Robert Adams
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Kofi A.A. Makinwa
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Nan Sun
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

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