UTCS Colloquium/ICES: Alyssa Apsel/Cornell Univ. Mixed Signal Electronics in a Digital Environment ACES 2.402 Thursday October 4 2007 11:00 a.m.

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Jenna Whitney
Oct 4, 2007 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Type of Talk: Colloquium/ICES

Speaker Name/Affiliation: Alyssa
Apsel/Cornell University

Date/Time: Thursday October 4 2007 11:

00 a.m.

Location: ACES 2.402

Host: Keshav Pingali


lk Title: Mixed Signal Electronics in a Digital Environment

Talk Ab

As IC applications have multiplied over the past decade

hing CMOS electronics beyond the PC and into everything
from greeting c

ards to the human body so have problems
associated with nano-scale hig

h performance CMOS. The
quest for improved performance previously ma

sked by the
progression of Moore’s law now calls for renewed cre

and the development of fundamentally new approaches to circuit

and architecture design. In this talk I will consider
how the pro

gression of CMOS digital electronics and devices
optimized for digital

performance has affected mixed signal
circuit design. I will offer exa

mples from my research
of new approaches to both low power RF transceiv

er and optical
broadband interface design that leverage today’s t

I will also consider how the problems resulting from device

scaling such as process variation noise and reduced analog

rmance can be addressed with skillful analog and mixed


Dr. Apsel received a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University

altimore in 2002. She is currently the Clare Luce Boothe
Assistant Prof

essor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Cornell University and

heads the Optoelectronic VLSI
Laboratory at Cornell. Her current resear

ch interests include
optoelectronic CMOS systems and architectures sho

rt distance
interconnects low power RF systems robust mixed mode circ

design and high speed CMOS interfaces. She holds two patents

has received a best paper award at the 2000 Midwest Symposium
on Circui

ts and Systems a best paper award at ASYNC 2006
a Top Picks paper fro

m IEEE MICRO in 2006 an NSF Early
Career Award in 2004 and has been n

amed to MIT Technology
Review''s top 100 young innovators for 2004. She
is also
an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and

ystems I a member of the Science and Engineering Council
of the OSA a

nd a member of the technical program committees
for SPIE Optics East P

hotonics West IEEE LEOS meeting