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Johannes Kepler University Linz
Institute for Integrated Circuits
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harald Pretl
Altenberger Straße 69 | SCP4 0332
4040 Linz | Austria
harald.pretl@jku.at
Tel: +43 732 2468 4748

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  • December, 2019: Tim Schumacher wins the APMC 2019 Student Price for his presentation on “A 1.2-V Triple-Mode Low-Power Receiver Front-End for 900-MHz SRD-Band Applications” at the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) in Singapore.
  • December, 2019: We present our works on
    • “A 1.2-V Triple-Mode Low-Power Receiver Front-End for 900-MHz SRD-Band Applications” (Tim Schumacher)
    • “A 1.2V, 0.6-dB NF, CMOS Low Noise Amplifier with Current-Reuse Broadband Output Stage” (Daniel Schrögendorfer)
    at the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) in Singapore.
  • November, 2019: Matthias Eberlein presents his work on “A Low-Noise Sub-Bandgap Reference with a ±0.64% Untrimmed Precision in 16nm FinFET” at the “Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)” in Macao, China.
  • October, 2019: We present our works on
    • “A 16 nm FinFet power- and phase noise-scalable DCO using on-chip tapped inductor” (Ehrentraud Hager)
    • “A Time-Domain Temperature Sensor using Nwell Diodes on 820µm^2 in 7nm FinFET” (Matthias Eberlein)
    at the “Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics (Austrochip 2019)” in Vienna, Austria.
  • September, 2019: Tim Schumacher wins the Best Student Contribution Award sponsored by x.test GmbHat the 7th Workshop of the Radio Frequency Engineering Working Group of the Austrian Research Association.
  • September, 2019: We present our works on
    • Design of a low-power and low-cost receiver front-end based on a N-path filter design (Tim Schumacher)
    • A 16 nm FinFet power-and phase noise-scalable DCO using on-chip tapped inductor (Ehrentraud Hager)
    at the 7th Workshop of the Radio Frequency Engineering Working Group of the Austrian Research Association.
  • September, 2019: Matthias Eberlein presents his work on “A No-Trim, Scaling-Friendly Thermal Sensor in 16nm FinFET Using Bulk Diodes as Sensing Elements” at the “European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC)” in Krakow, Poland. The paper is published in the “IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (Volume: 2 , Issue: 9)”
  • August, 2019: Matthias Eberlein presents his work on “Time-Controlled and FinFET Compatible Sub-Bandgap References Using Bulk-Diodes” at the “International Symopsium on Integrated Circuits and Systems (ISICAS)” in Venezia, Italy. The paper is published in the “Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (Volume: 66 , Issue: 10)”
  • June 2019: Stefan Schmickl wins the ReSMiQ Best Paper Award for his paper “A 1.9-μW 7-GHz IR-UWB Transmitter with RF-Energy-Harvester in 180-nm CMOS for Battery-Less Bio-Sensors” at the “International New Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS)” in Munich, Germany.
  • June, 2019: We present our works on
    • A 1.9-μW 7-GHz IR-UWB Transmitter with RF-Energy-Harvester in 180-nm CMOS for Battery-Less Bio-Sensors (Stefan Schmickl)
    • A 0.5-V 180-nm CMOS Switched-Capacitor Temperature Sensor With 319 nJ/measurement (Markus Stadelmayer)
    at the “International New Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS)” in Munich, Germany.
  • June, 2019: Harald Pretl has been appointed Member of the program committee and session chair at the “International New Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS)” in Munich, Germany.
  • May, 2019: Matilde Dirodi joins the group as PhD student in cooperation with g.tec as part of the EU H2020 project RHUMBO, see RHUMBO
  • March, 2019: Timm Ostermann and Thomas Faseth present the group's work on a booth at the LIT open house day 2019.
  • February, 2019: Ehrentraud Hager gives a talk at the Workshop Informationselektronik: Vernetzte Elektronik in allen Lebenslagen - "Wie entsteht ein Mikrochip?,“ see www.traumberuftechnik.at
  • February, 2019: External master student Karim AbdelMoneim graduates with his work on “Ultra-Low Power Wide Dynamic Range CMOS ASK Demodulator for RFID Applications.“
  • February, 2019: Silvester Sadjina presents his work on “A Mixed-Signal Circuit Technique for Cancellation of Multiple Modulated Spurs in 4G/5G Carrier-Aggregation Transceivers” at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2019) in San Francisco, CA.
  • November, 2018: Thomas Faseth takes part in the kickoff meeting for the project RHUMBO (modelling and pRedicting Human decision-making Using Measures of subconscious Brain processes through mixed reality interfaces and biOmetric signals) funded within the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS ITN H2020 program in Valencia, Spain
  • November, 2018: Matthias Eberlein presents his work on “A 40nW, Sub-1V Truly 'Digital' Reverse Bandgap Reference Using Bulk-Diodes in 16nm FinFET” at the “Asian Solid State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)” in Tainan, Taiwan.
  • October, 2018: Silvester Sadjina presents his work on ”Self-Interference in LTE-Advanced and 5G NR Transceivers” at the “Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean (RADIO)” in Mauritius.
  • September, 2018: Matthias Eberlein joins the group as PhD student in cooperation with Intel, Munich.
  • September, 2018: Silvester Sadjina presents his work on “A Mixed-Signal Circuit Technique for Cancellation of Interferers Modulated by LO Phase-Noise in 4G/5G CA Transceivers” at the “International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems (ISICAS)” in Taormina, Italy.
  • September, 2018: We present our works on
    • A Quadrature Switched-Capacitor RF-DAC Drain Efficiency Model for Back-Off Operation (Ehrentraud Hager)
    • A 180-nm 1.2-V LO Divider with Quadrature Phase Generation for Low-Power 868–915MHz SRD-Band Applications (Tim Schumacher)
    at the “Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics (Austrochip 2018)” in Graz, Austria.
  • May, 2018: Silvester Sadjina presents his work on “Interference Mitigation in LTE-CA FDD Based on Mixed-Signal Widely Linear Cancellation” at the “22nd International Microwave and Radar Conference (MIKON 2018)” in Poznan, Poland.
  • April, 2018: Our institute takes part in the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” setting up demos in the shared area of the degree program in Electronics and Information Technology
  • January, 2018: Our works on
    • „From Microwatt to Gigabit: Challenges of Modern Radio Design“
    • „Elektromagnetische Störfestigkeitsprobleme in integrierten Schaltungen aufgrund elektrostatischer Entladungen“ (Timm Ostermann)
    • „Digitally-intensive transceivers for future mobile communications - emerging trends and challenges“
    have been published in “e&i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Vol. 135”
  • October ,2017: Our works on:
    • A Review of Ultra-Low-Power and Low-Cost Transceiver Design (Tim Schumacher, Markus Stadelmayer)
    • A Circuit Technique for Blocker-Induced Modulated Spur Cancellation in 4G LTE Carrier Aggregation Transceivers (Silvester Sadjina)
    are presented at “Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics (Austrochip 2017)” in Linz, Austria.
  • October, 2017: We organized the “Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics (Austrochip 2017)” in Linz.
  • 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.
  • March 16, 2017: Formal opening of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Digitally Assisted RF Transceivers for Future Mobile Communications at the JKU. Our researcher Ehrentraud Hager is part of this team.
  • April 28, 2016: Harald Pretl has given an invited talk at Microelectronic Systems Symposium (MESS16)
  • April 11, 2016: Harald Pretl has conducted his inaugural lecture.
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