JPL DESCANSO - Deep Space Communications and Navigation Center of Excellence

Multi-Standard RF Design

Co-Hosted by:
Office of the Chief Scientist - University Research Partnership Office and DESCANSO

Presented by:
Dr. Sayfe Kiaei
Arizona State University


This talk gives an overview of Connection One at Arizona State University, an NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education in: Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits, Communication Circuits and Systems, and Integrated Analog/Digital Electronics.

The rapid proliferation of wireless systems requires the design of high-performance and low power processors to handle complex real-time operations. The next generation of the communication transceivers not only requires support for multi-standard modems (2G, 2.5G, AMPS, EDGE, CDMA IS95, WCDMA, HDR, GSM, GPRS, and TDMA) but also requires the support for various multimedia processing (audio, video, graphics, data), Wireless LAN (Bluetooth, GPS, MP3), and other applications. Professor Kiaei's talk will focus on various RF Front-End Blocks to support Multi-Band Wireless Data Transceivers. He will also discuss design of High-Q MEM's resonators for front-end RF Band-pass filters.

The Speaker

Dr. Kiaei has been with ASU since January 2001. He is currently a Professor and the Director of the Telecommunications Research Center. From 1993 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff with the Wireless Technology Center and Broadband Operations at Motorola where he was responsible for the development of Wireless Transceiver IC's, and Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) transceivers. Before joining Motorola, Dr. Kiaei was an Associate Professor at Oregon State University from 1987-1993 where he taught courses and performed research in digital communications, VLSI system design, advanced CMOS IC design, and wireless systems. Dr. Kiaei assisted in the establishment of the Industry-University Center for the Design of Analog/Digital ICs (CDADIC) and served as a Co-Director of CDADIC for 10 years. He has published over 50 journal and conference papers and holds several patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society, and IEEE Communication Society. Dr. Kiaei is the General Chairman of RFIC 2002 Symposium, and the Technical Program Chair for the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems.