Johannes Kepler University Linz
Energy-Efficient Analog Circuits
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harald Pretl
Altenberger Straße 69 | SCP3 0419
4040 Linz | Austria
Tel: +43 732 2468 4748

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Energy-Efficient Analog Circuits and Systems

The Department for Energy-Efficient Analog Circuits and Systems covers the design of analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems, with emphasis on low-power circuit techniques, radio-frequency integrated circuits, power-management and energy harvesting. Using our strong background in circuit and systems design for cellular communications we are exploring novel power amplifier technologies, 5G cellular communication, low-power wireless sensor networks and new approaches in energy harvesting and power management.We are also active in the area of electro-static discharge protection of circuits and systems which special consideration of electromagnetic interference. For students, we offer lectures for graduate and undergraduate students and supervise Bachelor as well as Master theses. In addition, PhD theses are offered for further studies.


  • Sep, 2017: Harald Pretl has been appointed member of the Jury of BR41N.IO AT ARS Electronica Festival 2017.
  • June, 2017: Timm Ostermann has been awarded with the Outstanding Paper Award at the 24th International Conference MIXDES 2017 for the paper entitled "On Power ESD Test of Integrated Circuits".
  • June, 2017: Harald Pretl has been invited to present at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii, contributing a workshop lecture titled „Towards Gigabit per Second: Evolution of Mobile Terminal Front-End and Transceiver Architectures".
  • May, 2017: Harald Pretl joins the Alumni Advisory Panel of the HTL Steyr.