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Achieving ultimate performance circuits and systems from complex, imperfect components:, that’s the challenge

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Peter Baltus is a Full Professor and Chair of the Mixed-Signal Microelectronics group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key area of expertise is high frequency integrated circuit and system design. Other areas of expertise in the area of analog design include transceiver systems architecture analysis and design as well as RF and analog circuit design.

Peter is particularly interested in design methods for very low power transceivers at high frequencies and prefers working on unusual and long-term real-world problems. Recent research projects include low latency, high reliability wireless transceivers, efficient wideband beamforming, wireless power transfer at mm-wave frequencies for truly monolithic sensors, and exploration of unknown environments through sensor swarms.

Academic background

Peter Baltus received his masters in Electrical Engineering from TU/e in 1985, and his PhD degree from the same university in 2004. He worked at Philips for 22 years and later NXP in Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Tokyo and Sunnyvale in various functions, including research scientist, program manager, architect, domain manager, group leader and fellow in the areas of data converters, microcontroller architecture, digital design, software, and RF circuits and systems.

In 2007 he started his current job at the Eindhoven University of Technology as professor in high-frequency electronics. From 2007 through 2016 he was director of the Centre for Wireless Technology, a cooperation between five research chairs that focus on (parts of) wireless systems. He co-authored more than 150 papers and holds 16 US patents. In 2006 he received the Veder award and in 2013, he was elected best Master Tutor at TU/e.

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Research Output

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

30-GHz co-designed low-noise amplifier and antenna-on-chip for wireless applications

Chen, Z., Liu, Q., Smolders, B., Baltus, P. & Gao, H., Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 3 p. 8929159

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 60-GHz low-noise VGA and interpolation-based gain cell in a 40-nm CMOS technology

    Wang, B., Gao, H., van Dommele, A. R., Matters-Kammerer, M. K. & Baltus, P. G. M., Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 67, 2, p. 518-532 15 p., 8605520.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    A 0.13 THz Amplifier Integrated with a frequency doubler for a 0.26 THz 0 dBm output power

    Gao, H., Chen, J., Hong, W. & Baltus, P., Sep 2019, IRMMW-THz 2019 - 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2 p. 8874444

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    A 0.1-nW-1-μ W energy-efficient all-dynamic versatile capacitance-to-digital converter

    Xin, H., Andraud, M., Baltus, P., Cantatore, E. & Harpe, P., 1 Jul 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 54, 7, p. 1841-1851 11 p., 8672469.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
    • 1 Keynote talk

    Mikrocentrum Seminar Smart Environment, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

    Peter Baltus (Keynote speaker)
    8 Jun 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    CICC 2001, San Diego U.S.A.

    Peter Baltus (Organiser)
    6 May 2001

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    Courses

    Electronic circuits 2

    1/09/13 → …

    Course

    Electronics: selected topics

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Electronics: selected topics

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    RF transceivers 2: Design

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Press / Media

    For Laurent the only way is up

    Peter G.M. Baltus

    19/02/2020/02/20

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    9-year-old prodigy is pulled from university over graduation delay

    Peter G.M. Baltus

    12/12/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Laurent Simons Become The World's Youngest University Graduate

    Peter G.M. Baltus

    23/11/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    9-year-old about to become one of the world's youngest college grads

    Peter G.M. Baltus

    20/11/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    0.1 GHz - 35.1 GHz broadband IF down-conversion mixer for 60 GHz fiber-optics receiver

    Author: Liu, X., 2015

    Supervisor: Baltus, P. (Supervisor 1), Matters - Kammerer, M. (Supervisor 2) & Wang, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    60GHz FMCW radar system with high distance and Doppler resolution and accuracy

    Author: Wang, L., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Baltus, P. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A broadband and high-sensitivity frontend design for UHF RFID tag

    Author: Ma, Q., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Baltus, P. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analysis and re-design of a multiplier matrix and design of a 60GHz LNA

    Author: Chen, Z., 3 Apr 2014

    Supervisor: Baltus, P. (Supervisor 1), Li, X. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & van den Heuvel, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master