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IEEE Lecture at Tyndall in Cork

Power-efficient, high-resolution and re-configurable SAR ADCs

An IEEE Distinguished Lecture by Professor Pieter Harpe, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands

10:30am, Thursday, 26 January 2017
B.0.17, Tyndall National Institute, Cork

Co-sponsored by IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter), MCCI and Tyndall National Institute

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This presentation describes recent developments in the field of SAR ADCs. The focus is on techniques to improve power-efficiency, techniques to achieve higher resolution, and ideas to make SAR ADCs reconfigurable in terms of speed and resolution. The presentation discusses architectural, circuit-level and algorithmic solutions. Recent examples from the literature are used for illustration.

Pieter Harpe received the MSc and PhD degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre/imec where he worked on low-power ADCs. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as assistant professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits.

His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design. He is a TPC member for ISSCC, ESSCIRC and AACD, and serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He is recipient of the IEEE ISSCC 2015 Distinguished Technical Paper Award.

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