Research Interests: MEMS circuits/application in Communication (particularly Cognitive Radio);
Low-power IC;Job Interests: Post-doc;
received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the same department under Professor Clark Nguyen and Elad Alon.
Micromechanical Disk Resonator-Based Oscillators [BPN359]
This project aims to build and test micromechanical-based frequency synthesizer
components that meet or exceed the requirements of the GSM standard. Towards these goals, the
project investigates short and long-term stability of MEMS-based oscillators, particularly, phase
noise and acceleration sensitivity. In addition to providing a highly accurate, on-chip frequency
reference, a fully-integrated oscillator can achieve greater stability (particularly acceleration
sensitivity) and far less power consumption than any comparable off-chip oscillator. In the
process of achieving a fully-integrated frequency synthesizer, much of the research is expected
to focus on development of integrated resonators-ASIC oscillators, as well as other needed
components such as MEMS-based frequency dividers.