Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering - Seminar - A Passive-Intensive Bluetooth LE Receiver Front-End

2:15pm - 3:15pm
LT-K, 2/F (near Lift 31-32), Academic Building, HKUST

This talk presents the design of a Bluetooth LE receiver front-end using no transconductor (gm), enabling high linearity and ultra-low-power consumption. Also, with our proposed passive-gain-boosted N-path technique, high in-band and out-of-band linearities are concurrently achieved with a reasonable NF. The  high RF-to-baseband gain (>30dB) suppresses the noise effect of the subsequent circuitry, yielding an outstanding SFDR of 77dB at a sub-300µW power budget. This example paces the way to build a greener world of energy-autonomous wireless radios for the Internet-of-Everything (IoE) era.

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Speakers / Performers:
Prof. Pui-In (Elvis) Mak
Director and Professor, The State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau

Pui-In (Elvis) Mak received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Macau (UM), Macao, China, in 2006. He is currently the Director and Professor at the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI. His research interests are on analog and radio-frequency circuits and systems. 
He is currently the Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (’18-) and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (’17-). He was the TPC Member of ISSCC (’17-’19), ESSCIRC (’16-’17) and A-SSCC (’13-’16, ’19). He was the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (’14-’15) and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (’17-’18). He is as an Overseas Expert of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the IEEE, IET and UK Royal Society of Chemistry. He received the Tencent Xplorer Prize 2022.

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