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Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The research area of the group is advanced purely-analog and mixed-signal IC design (RF/IF/LF), applied to frontends, especially for wireless RF transceivers and sensors. In this context, frontends are defined as the functional blocks that process and translate analog signals (communication signals, sensor signals) to digital signals (bits), and vice versa, see the figure below. This includes on the one hand system, concept and algorithm level design, and on the other hand circuit block design (antenna-matched low-noise amplifiers, sensor amplifiers, power amplifiers; oscillators, mixers, modulators, detectors; data converters). At all these levels, we strive to implement smartness (autonomous calibration, adaptivity, error correction, reconfiguration, etc.).

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Organisational profile


As regards performance, we focus on improvements in speed (up to THz), power-efficiency, and ultra-low-power. As regards the application domains, our current focus is on communication systems,  sensor systems, and medical systems. As regards technology, we focus on advanced deep-submicron processing (CMOS, BICMOS), emerging technologies (organic electronics, metal oxides), and THz technology.


Our mission is:

  • to educate students to become top-level academic people, who feel responsible for our society and can address challenges in terms of societal, scientific, and industrial needs;
  • to contribute to science by high-level fundamental research;
  • to apply our fundamental knowledge to advanced system and circuit design in very close cooperation with industry, aiming for optimal synergy, efficiency, and effective dissemination, thus contributing to the innovation chain.


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Research Output 1967 2019

125 kHz wireless energy and 25 kbps data transfer for wearable device

Gao, D., Zhai, R., Baltus, P., Visser, H. & Gao, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) IEEE MTT-S Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

36 Gb/s operation of a BiCMOS driver and InP EAM using foundry platforms

Trajkovic, M., Zhang, X., Blache, F., Mekhazni, K., Matters-Kammerer, M. K., Debregeas, H., Leijtens, X. & Williams, K., 26 Sep 2019 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Open Access
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NWO Veni Award : Multifunctional mobile medical care

Pieter Harpe (Recipient), 2013

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

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Research Personnel

NWO Vidi Award : Analog Circuits to the Limit

Pieter Harpe (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: NWOVidiScientific

Analog circuits
Electronic equipment

Outstanding Student Paper of the IEEE conference APCCAS 2008

Georgi Radulov (Recipient), 2008

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 1992 2018

2018 Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (ProRISC 2018)

Meiyi Zhou (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018 (Event)

Meiyi Zhou (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Circuit design of large-area sensors on foil

Eugenio Cantatore (Invited speaker), S. Abdinia (Speaker), M. Fattori (Speaker), J.A. Fijn (Speaker), C. Garripoli (Speaker), M. Mohammad Zulqarnain (Speaker)
8 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Student theses

Analysis of an In-Tip Digital IVUS Receiver with emphasis on the anti-aliasing filter

Author: van der Wal, G., 30 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Radulov, G. (Supervisor 1), Ouzounov, S. (External coach) & Groenland, A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

An UWB, Low-power, Low-noise Quadrature VCO using a Delay Locked Loop in a 40nm CMOS Technology

Author: Kaul, P., 29 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Gao, H. (Supervisor 1) & He, X. (External person) (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

A technique to improve the linearity of a Doherty PA at mm-Wave frequencies

Author: Smits, F., 30 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Gao, H. (Supervisor 1), Leenaerts, D. (Supervisor 2), Acar, M. (External person) (External coach) & Qureshi, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master