Dr. John R. Long
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Circuit and System Design for Millimetre and Submillimetre- Wave Applications, with a View to Mining the Terahertz Gap
Millimetre-wave circuits and systems designed in silicon IC technologies are moving quickly from the laboratory into potential commercial products (e.g., 802.11 s). Typical applications include: radar (automotive and sensing), local and personal-area networking, point-to-point wireless data links (e.g., Gb/s Wifi from Dell on a laptop and backhaul networks) and spectroscopy. Transceivers amenable to IC implementation on silicon are described using benchmark-setting radio front-end examples from the author’s own circuit work and the recent literature. Any case study which brings together circuit, antenna and packaging technologies is then used to highlight research challenges when developing more highly integrated systems in the near future. Finally a view forward toward electronics aimed at the THz Frequency regime is projected.
John R. Long received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1984, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. Since January 2002 he has been chair of the Electronics Research Laboratory at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His current research interests include high speed wireline and high frequency, low power and mobile transceiver circuits for integrated wireless communications systems.
Invited by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering DACA.