MEST Colloquium – Lecture Series


“New Time-Domain Paradigm of RF Design: Personal Journey”


Dr. R. Bogdan Staszewski, TU Delft

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Time: 16.00 – 17.00

Venue: Collegezaal D, EWI

Free drink follows: 17:00-19:00 /Pub


One of the most important developments in the wireless industry in the last decade was the digitization of RF circuitry. It exploited the incredible advancements of the mainstream CMOS technology in both processing speed and circuit density, as well as the relentless push to reduce total solution costs through integration of RF, analog and digital circuitry. In this low-voltage nanometer-scale CMOS environment, the high-performance RF circuits exploit the time-domain design paradigm and heavily rely on digital assistance. The net effect is that the majority of the new cell phones nowadays are now based on these digitally-intensive techniques. This talk describes the inside view and personal journey of the key inventor of this digital RF technology.


R. Bogdan Staszewski received BSEE (summa cum laude), MSEE and PhD from University of Texas at Dallas, USA, in 1991, 1992 and 2002, respectively. From 1991 to 1995 he was with Alcatel in Richardson, Texas. He joined Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas in 1995. In 1999 he co-started a Digital RF Processor (DRPTM) group with a mission to invent new digitally-intensive approaches to traditional RF functions. Dr. Staszewski has served as a CTO of the DRP group between 2007 and 2009. Since July 2009 he has been Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He has authored and co-authored one book, three book chapters, 120 journal and conference publications, and holds 80 issued 40 pending US patents. His research interests include nanoscale CMOS architectures and circuits for frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers. He is an IEEE Fellow.