2016 Distinguished Lecturers Seminar & NTU-NTUST Visit 2016

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Low-voltage Design with Autonomous Control by Gate-level Hand-shaking

Professor Makoto Ikeda
the Unversity of Tokyo, Japan

Date & Time:
Monday, November 28th, 2016    (09:00-09:50)
Venue: Ruang Multimedia STEI. Gedung Labtek VIII Lt. 2, ITB, Bandung



This lecture will cover basics of asynchronous control including complete completion detection type control, and demonstrate the autonomous gate-level power gating to reduce energy consumption at the energy minimum operating point with asynchronous FPGA as the example. This lecture will also cover low-voltage operations, operation tolerance with power bounce, as well as aging. In addition, this talk will cover recent trial on design flow of random logic by the self-synchronous circuits.


Professor Makoto Ikeda received the BE, ME, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engiProf. Makoto Ikedaneering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1991, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He joined the University of Tokyo as a research associate, in 1996, and now professor at the department of electrical engineering and information systems. At the same time, he has been involving the activities of VDEC (VLSI Design and Education Center, the University of Tokyo), to promote VLSI design educations and researches in Japanese academia. He worked for asynchronous circuits design, smart image sensor for 3-D range finding, and time-domain circuits for associate memories. He has published more than 230 technical publications, including 10 invited papers, and 7 books/chapters. He has been serving various positions of various international conferences, including ISSCC IMMD sub-committee chair (ISSCC 2015- ), A-SSCC 2015 TPC Chair, VLSI Circuits Symposium PC Chair (2016/2017). He is also a member of IEEE, IEICE Japan, IPSJ and ACM.


Smart RFIC: Millimeter-wave Gigabit Transceivers with Digitally-enabled Built-in Self-calibration and Auto-switching Functions

Professor Tian-Wei Huang
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Date & Time: Monday, November 28th, 2016     (10:00-10:50)
Venue: Ruang Multimedia STEI. Gedung Labtek VIII Lt. 2, ITB, Bandung



In our daily life, we have smart phones, smart TVs, or even auto-pilot smart cars in the future.  In our engineer career, we have smart antenna, smart baseband chips, but we still need auto-calibration smart RFICs.  Especially for millimeter-wave RFICs with giga-hertz bandwidth, the narrow-band baseband calibration cannot compensate the broadband AM/AM or AM/PM non-ideal properties.

For future multi-band multi-standard radio, auto-band-switching is an essential function to optimize RF performance and to simplify the system control interface.  A Miller-divider-type frequency sensor can be used to detect the frequency of input signal and perform auto-band-switching inside RFIC without any system control bits.  For parametric sensitive 3rd-order nonlinearity, we need parametric-insensitive calibration methods to compensate the non-ideal behavior within RFIC.  For millimeter-wave phase array system, the phase error comes from not only phase shifters but also other functional blocks, like variable gain amplifier (VGA), during phase shifting and gain compensation.  We need a phase-error calibration method to compensate the phase error from all RFIC blocks.

To optimize system EVM performance, IQ modulator/demodulator are the key components to compensate IQ mismatch at RF frequency, which is also the enabling technology for gigabit high-QAM wireless links.  For IQ self-calibration at RF frequency, the phase compensation has more design challenges than the amplitude calibration, so composite right/left-handed transmission line, switching capacitor array, and phase shifters have been proposed in the IQ phase calibration.  All above built-in self-calibration and auto-switching functions are innovated to pave the road to the next-generation millimeter-wave 5G mobile smart RFIC.



Prof. Tian-Wei HuangProfessor Tian-Wei Huang received his Ph.D. degree in EE from UCLA, in 1993. Then he joined TRW (now is Northrop Grumman), where he designed MMW/sub-THz RFIC.  From 1998 to 2002, he was with Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, w here he developed the high-speed wireless systems.  In 2002, he joined the faculty of National Taiwan Univ.  Prof. Huang was the recipient of IEEE 2009 Transaction on Advanced Packaging Best Paper Award.  Currently, he is the 2015-2017 Distinguished Microwave Lecturers (DML) of the IEEE MTT-S. He is also the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (TMTT).  His research interests include millimeter-wave RF-CMOS design, and gigabit wireless systems.

NTU-NTUST Visit 2016

Date & Time: 
Monday, November 28th, 2016    (13:00-15:00)
Ruang Multimedia STEI. Gedung Labtek VIII Lt. 2, ITB, Bandung


Prof. Huei Wang (Associate Dean, EECS, NTU)


  • Introduction to EECS of NTU
  • harmonic radar for bee searching


Prof. Tian-Wei Huang (Professor, EECS, NTU)


  • Introduction to Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU
  • 5G RFIC development


Prof. Tony Tan (Professor, EECS, NTU)


  • Introduction of Department of Computer Science and Database systems
  • Logic in Computer Science


Prof. Poki Chen (Professor/Department Chair, EECS, NTUST)


  • Introduction to College of EECS of NTUST
  • Overview of EECS research fields



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