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  • "Low Power CMOS Design Past and Future", Bob Brodersen, HNB 100

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

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    Speaker: Bob Brodersen, UC Berkeley

    Talk Title: Low Power CMOS Design Past and Future

    Abstract: Technology scaling provided a 100 times improvement in energy efficiency over the last 15-20 years. Unfortunately, while feature size scaling is continuing, scaling affecting energy efficiency will not continue these improvements. However, the demands for computation in mobile devices is accelerating, so even greater improvements will be required over the next 15-20 years. Techniques to obtain these improvements and their technology implications will be presented.

    Biography: Robert W. Brodersen received a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 1966, and his M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1968 and 1972, respectively. After spending three years with Texas Instruments in Dallas, he joined the faculty of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley in 1976; where he has pursued research in the areas of RF and digital wireless communications design, signal processing applications, and design methodologies. In 1994, he was the first holder of the John R. Whinnery Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. In 1998, he was instrumental in founding the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), a consortium involving university researchers, industrial partners, and governmental agencies that is involved in all aspects of the design of highly integrated CMOS wireless systems. He retired in 2006 as Professor Emeritus but remains active at BWRC, where he is Co-Scientific Director, and at the Donald O. Pederson Center for Electronics Systems Design. His career includes significant contributions to the areas of low power design and wireless communications, including system-level, real-time prototyping, ultra-wideband radio systems, multiple-carrier multiple-antenna algorithms, microwave CMOS radio design, and the CAD tools necessary to support these activities.

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

    More Info: ee.usc.edu/news/munushian lecture series

    Location: Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) - 100

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski

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