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.
Fully-Integrated Micromechanical Resonator-Based Reference Oscillators [BPN359]
This project aims to achieve a micromechanical-based reference oscillator that meets or exceeds the requirements of the GSM standard and investigates short-term stability of the MEMS oscillators: particularly, phase noise and acceleration sensitivity of oscillators. 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 oscillator, much of the research is expected to focus on low temperature metal processes that allow MEMS-last integration with MOS devices while retaining the stability and Q performance already offered by polysilicon counterparts.