Analog is Not Dead!
Presented By : Dr. Francois Rivet, Associate Professor, Bordeaux Institute of Technology and IMS Laboratory, University of BORDEAUX, France
Date : 2012-05-31, 6-7pm (5:30pm refreshments)
Location : Room D714, Building D, Footscray Park Campus, Victoria University
The multimedia convergence in mobile phones is calling for new RF architectures. The Software Radio concept is claimed to be a solution toward low power, low cost reconfigurable systems. It is characterized by a one chip solution, able to handle any RF standards. It receives any RF signals in a 0 to 5GHz frequency range. Such a solution is nowadays a dream in the case of handsets. Huge technological constraints remain on Analog to Digital Conversion which has to be brought closer and closer to the antenna. As technical bottlenecks are expected to be unsolved in the next 15 years, disruptive RF receiver architectures are found to address the Software Radio concept. Analog signal processing is one of the clues of this issue. This presentation will give an overview of electronics research in southwest of France and will be a great introduction to analog system design. Bienvenue à tous!
Dr. Francois Rivet received the Master degree in 2005 from Electrical Engineering School of BORDEAUX in Southwest of France (ENSEIRB) and the PhD degree in 2009 from the University of BORDEAUX, France. He worked for the French Research Agency (CNRS) between 2005 and 2008. Since June 2010, he is Associate Professor at Bordeaux Institute of Technology and IMS Laboratory, the microelectronics laboratory of the University of BORDEAUX. His researches are focused on the design of RFICs mainly dedicated to Software Radio applications. Dr. Rivet has publications in first rank journals, international conferences and holds 7 patents. He received the Best Paper Award at Software Defined Radio Forum in 2008 at Washington DC, USA.
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