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Innovations in EDA Webcast
Comprehensive mm-Wave Design Solutions for TSMC's 60-GHz CMOS RDK
Date: May 3, 2012
Time:10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM UTC
Broadband mm-wave transmission in the 60 GHz range enables WPAN systems with regard to increasing data rates. The use of mm-wave techniques at 60 GHz offers many advantages for short-range systems compared to radio methods at lower frequencies. But for commercial applications, a cost effective process technology along with a state-of-the-art design flow is required.
This webinar describes the collaborative efforts between TSMC and Agilent in order to provide a certified millimeter wave-ready RDK (Reference Design Kit) targeting 60-GHz application for the TSMC 65nm process.
The TSMC kit was developed using Agilent's simulation and modeling solutions. It provides silicon correlation results; extracted S-parameter models for various interconnects, transmission lines and transformers; simulation test benches, and a flow tutorial that helps customers design high-frequency, high-bandwidth wireless ICs with confidence.
What the Attendee will learn:
Proven design flow and methodology to design high-frequency applications in submicron CMOS processes.
If you are currently or will soon be designing or verifying 60 GHz radio circuitry in CMOS, this webcast is dedicated to you.
George Estep, RFIC Application Development Engineer, Agilent EEsof EDA
Hsieh-Hung Hsieh (PhD), Technical Manager, RF Design Program at TSMC
George Estep has over 20 years of experience in wireless product design, applications and marketing. Within Agilent, George has served several functions including RFIC AE Manager and PLL product marketing lead. George joined Agilent in 2006 through the acquisition of Xpedion where he had served as worldwide AE Manager. Previous EDA Applications experience includes CadMOS, Antrim Design Systems and Analogy. George’s design experience includes MMIC phase shifters and attenuators, synthesizers, phased-array communications transmitters and servos for satellite applications at Comsat Laboratories. George also has developed digital RF memories for RADAR test applications as well as flight control servos for remotely-piloted vehicles at AAI Corporation.
Hsieh-Hung Hsieh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1981. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. During his graduate study, he was involved in the development of low-voltage and low-power RF integrated circuits, monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) designs, multiband wireless systems, and RF built-in self tests. In August 2009, he joined the Design Technology Division (DTD), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently a Technical Manager. He has authored or coauthored over 40 technical papers in IEEE journal and conference papers. Dr. Hsieh was a recipient of the 2009 Lam Research Award, the 2009 Annual Best Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Graduate Institute of Electronic Engineering, NTU, the 2008 Professor Wen-Zen Shen Memorial Award of the Taiwan Integrated Circuit Design Society, the 2007 Student Outstanding Research Award of the Graduate Institute of Electronic Engineering, NTU, and the 2007 NTU–Mediatek Inc. (NTU–MTK) Ph.D. Scholarship. He was a paper reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. He was a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of 2012 Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems.