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  • ISSS - Bahar Jalali-Farahani, Friday, Nov. 11th at 2pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Nov 11, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Bahar Jalali-Farahani, Technical Lead, Cisco

    Talk Title: Toward Tbps Optical and Wireline Communication: a Circuit Design Perspective

    Series: Integrated Systems

    Abstract: The demand for higher data rate communication has never been greater than today. Driven by
    emerging technologies particularly IoT and cloud computing, higher capacity is required both in core
    networking as well as computing applications. A report by the IEEE Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment ad
    hoc group stated that "global demand for network bandwidth is growing at such an alarming rate that
    terabit-speed networks will be the only way to support capacity, should current trends continue through
    2015". This brings new challenges for circuit designer community as higher speed and better energy
    efficiency are expected from building blocks of such communication systems.
    This talk starts with an introduction to the two major category of optical communication; IMDD (Intensity
    Modulated Direct Detect) vs Coherent detection. Pros, cons, and application of each are discussed and the
    general architecture of receivers and transmitters in these systems are given. The talk then reviews the
    latest trends in the design of high-speed transimpedance amplifiers and modulator drivers. Some examples
    of co-design and co-optimization with optics are presented.

    Biography: Bahar Jalali-Farahani received her PhD in electrical engineering from The Ohio
    State University in 2005. During her PhD program, she was working with the data
    converter research group at Freescale Semiconductor in Tempe, AZ where she was
    responsible for developing digital calibration techniques for high resolution data
    converters. She joined the department of electrical engineering at Arizona State
    University in January 2006 and continued her research on digitally assisted high
    performance analog circuits, and low-power circuit techniques. From 2011 to 2014
    she was with Cisco Systems working on design of high-speed components for
    Silicon-Photonics-based 100Gb Ethernet. In 2014 she joined Nokia Bell Labs in NJ
    where she was a major contributor to the development of Nokia's Wavence products, multi-standard
    microwave links used for long haul and short haul applications. Since September 2017 She has been with
    Acacia Communications (now part of Cisco) working on millimeter-wave front ends for Silicon-Photonics
    coherent receivers.

    Host: MHI - ISSS, Hashemi, Chen and Sideris

    More Information: Abstract and Bio-Nov 11-Jalali.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski


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