Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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.