The Annual Review of the ISSCC Conference: Analog and RF


This is a summary of the analog and RF papers presented at this year's ISSCC. The summary will be provided by Dr. Axel Thomsen and Dr. Ramin Poorfard.


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  • Starts 25 February 2018 12:24 PM
  • Ends 06 March 2018 06:30 PM
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Dr. Ramin Poorfard


RF Review


Dr. Ramin K. Poorfard received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 1995. Consequently, he joined Bell Labs in March of 1995 where he was involved in the GSM base-band product development for cellular phones. In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. In July of 2000, he joined Silicon Laboratories Inc. in Austin TX where he worked on ADSL products and more recently on Satellite receiver front ends. Since, Jan. 2007, Dr. Poorfard was promoted to the rank Principal Designer managing the design of Satellite receiver line of products. Dr. Poorfard’s interests are RF IC architectures and their building block integrations as well as mixed-signal design.

Dr. Axel Thomsen


Analog Review


Axel Thomsen was born in Hamburg, Germany on 1/16/65. He attended the Polytechnical University of Braunschweig, Germany, from 1984 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992 he attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in the area of analog IC design. From 1993 to 1995 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. From 1995 to 2001 he was a design engineer and manager at Cirrus Logic in Austin where he worked on high resolution data-acquisition ICs, ADCs, DACs and amplifiers. He was then a Fellow at Silicon Laboratories, where he has worked on low jitter timing circuits, PLLs, power and isolation ICs and MCUs. He is now a Fellow at Cirrus logic.  Occasionally he teaches analog IC design at UT Austin. He holds about 40 patents and has published 20 papers. He is the chair of the Analog Subcommittee at ISSCC.