Dr Brendan Mullane is a CONNECT Funded Investigator in the University of Limerick where he is also a Senior Research Fellow and leader of the Circuits and Systems Research Centre (CSRC), Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering.
He has 20 years of VLSI R&D experience first working as a Design R&D Engineer with ALPS Electric in Japan specializing in the areas of RF Tuner and Cordless Telephony design. He subsequently returned to Ireland to work for Silicon Systems Design Ltd. as a Senior IC Design R&D Engineer. He was part of a team to investigate, architect and design a novel DSP circuit and was involved in all implementation stages of VLSI design. He subsequently returned to Tokyo to work for the US semiconductor company – LSI Logic. There he worked for 7 years as a Principal IC Design R&D Engineer responsible for System-On-Chip R&D of leading edge DVD solutions and as the technical lead managing AMBA IP and processor cores to ASIC customers. In 2003, he returned to Ireland to work for the CSRC Centre focusing on digital/mixed-signal integrated circuit research with multiple Principal Investigator project expertise including two Microelectronics Circuits Centre Ireland projects involving advanced Data Converter and test research utilising digital assisted g techniques.
His work in CONNECT involves the design of improved calibration algorithms for time interleaved data converters and intelligent power management. His area of research interest combines data converters, test and digital signal processing techniques. He has authored 30 publications, 1 book chapter and 3 US patents.
Funded Investigator University of Limerick UL Dense Low Energy