MICL Seminar

Ultra Low-Power Analog Front-End Design

Pieter Harpe

Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
1690 Beyster Bldg.

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About the Event

This talk, based on a recent publication, discusses the design of a nano-power analog front-end including pre-amplification and analog-to-digital conversion. It starts with fundamentals on power-efficiency in analog and mixed-signal circuits. It also describes considerations in terms of low-voltage operation and PVT reliability. After that, the presentation discusses one complete system implementation in more detail, including the amplifier, ADC, biasing stages and clock generation.


Pieter Harpe received the MSc and PhD degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre / imec where he worked on low-power ADCs. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as assistant professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design.

Additional Information

Contact: Fran Doman

Phone: 7346153499


Sponsor(s): MICL

Faculty Sponsor: Mike Flynn

Open to: Public