IEEE Toronto Section


Low Power Digital Equalization for High-Speed SerDes

Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 4:10 p.m. Dr. Masum Hossain, Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, will be presenting “Low Power Digital Equalization for High-Speed SerDes”.

Day & Time: Tuesday July 25, 2017
4:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Masum Hossain
Assistant Professor
University of Alberta

Location: Bahen Centre, room BA1180
40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

Contact: Dustin Dunwell

Organizers: Solid-State Circuits Society

Slides from Event: Low Power Digital Equalization for High-Speed SerDes

Abstract: High-speed signaling and Serdes architecture are evolving rapidly to accommodate higher data rates and higher insertion loss. Digital equalization is a natural progression to that tend where traditional analog equalization techniques are falling short to meet the performance demand of multilevel signalling. But digital equalization is also power consuming and mostly dominated by the analog to digital converters. This talk explores different power reduction techniques as well as higher information efficiency data converters to enable low power digital equalization at 10+ Gb/s in 65nm CMOS.

Biography: Masum Hossain received his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 2010. From 2008 to 2010 he worked for Gennum (now Semtech). From 2010 to 2013 he worked for Rambus. Since 2013 he joined faculty of engineering at University of Alberta. Masum won the best student paper award at the 2008 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits (CICC) Conference. He also won Analog Device’s outstanding student designer award in 2010.

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