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System-on-a-Chip Transceivers for Emerging Wireless Applications


10/14/2014 at 2:00PM


10/14/2014 at 3:00PM


258 Fitzpatrick Hall


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Thomas Fuja

Thomas Fuja

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Wireless Institute Professor
Prof. Fuja research addresses reliable communication over inherently unreliable and/or constrained communication links. He has recently focused his research on the changing role that channel codes play in the context of wireless networks, i.e., to not only provide physical-layer robustness but ...
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The ongoing development of silicon-based microelectronic technologies, especially nano-scale CMOS, allows the integration of complex functionalities and operations with signals up to a few hundred gigahertz, enabling the implementation of innovative system-on-a-chip (SoC) transceivers for emerging wireless and wireline applications in support of current and future needs in data communications and contactless sensing.

In particular, this talk reports a few highlights extracted from the research and innovation carried out by the speaker over the last decade towards the SoC implementation of radiofrequency transceivers for emerging wireless applications, such as multi-gigabit-per-second data communications, and contactless sensing and imaging in multi-disciplinary domains. The talk reports frameworks, motivations, challenges, solutions, current results, future perspectives and directions.

Seminar Speaker:

Domenico Zito

Domenico Zito

University College Cork & Tyndall National Institute

Domenico Zito received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering and Ph.D. degree in information engineering from University of Pisa, Italy, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. In March 2009, he joined University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute as a SFI Stokes professor in microelectronic engineering. Prior to joining UCC-Tyndall, he worked with STMicroelectronics, Catania (Italy), in 2001, and Austriamicrosystems, Graz (Austria), in 2002, on the industrial development of radiofrequency transceivers for short-range wireless communications. From 2000 to 2005 he was also a contract professor of electronics with the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and the University of Pisa. During this time he also worked with Austriamicrosystems on the industrial development of radiofrequency transceivers for automotive applications. In 2005, he joined the University of Pisa as an assistant professor of electronics.

He is an author of 100+ papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings (20+ invited papers), eight book chapters, two books (one edited) and three patents. His primary interests focus on high-frequency system-on-a-chip transceivers in nano-scale CMOS technologies. His research lab, the Marconi Lab, received the nomination at the Irish Laboratory Awards 2013. In 2005 he received the first prize by the European Commission for the best practice in research and innovation in wireless technologies (1st of the Europe’s top 3 innovators in wireless technology).