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"My goal is to do more with less. To enable new medical, wireless and autonomous applications, by making electronics extremely tiny, green, versatile, and intelligent."

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Pieter Harpe is an associate professor with the Mixed Signal Microelectronics research group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. He is working in the field of low-power mixed-signal microelectronics with a main focus on Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), but also including other analog and RF circuits.  

ADCs are used in many applications (such as audio, video, wireless communication systems, sensor interfaces, computers, and so on). Harpe is particularly interested in mobile and medical applications, where it is important to achieve very low power consumption levels (usually micro-Watts or even nano-Watts). It is far from straightforward to achieve such low power consumptions and still be able to digitize the analog signals with sufficient speed and precision.  

Pieter Harpe has contributed to more than 100 scientific publications and 7 patents. He received a VENI grant (2013) and a VIDI grant (2018) from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). He is a TPC member for ESSCIRC and AACD, and was a TPC member for ISSCC. He is a Senior IEEE member since 2015 and served as IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2016 and 2017, and as IEEE JSSC guest editor for the ESSCIRC 2017 special edition. 

Academic background

Pieter Harpe studied Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology where he received his MSc and PhD degrees in 2004 and 2010, respectively. In 2008, he started as researcher at Holst Centre/imec, The Netherlands. Since then, he has been working on ultra low-power wireless transceivers, with a main focus on ADC research and design. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as an Assistant Professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. He became an Associate Professor in July 2017. Pieter Harpe also acts as a consultant for various companies and institutes.

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Research Output 2003 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

9.3 A680 μw burst-chirp UWB radar transceiver for vital signs and occupancy sensing up to 15m distance

Liu, Y. H., Sheelavant, S., Mercuri, M., Mateman, P., Dijkhuis, J., Zomagboguelou, W., Breeschoten, A., Traferro, S., Zhan, Y., Torf, T., Bachmann, C., Harpe, P. & Babaie, M., 6 Mar 2019, 2019 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 166-168 3 p. 8662536

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

Transceivers
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Radar
Electric power utilization
Smoke detectors
6 Downloads (Pure)

A 0.0013mm2 10b 10MS/s SAR ADC with a 0.0048mm2 42dB-rejection passive FIR filter

Harpe, P. J. A., 1 Apr 2019, 2019 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 4 p. 8780319

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

Anti-aliasing
Passive filters
FIR filters
Capacitors
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

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

Capacitance
Digital to analog conversion
MEMS
Sampling
Pressure sensors

A 0.34-571nW all-dynamic versatile sensor interface for temperature, capacitance, and resistance sensing

Xin, H., Andraud, M., Baltus, P. G. M., Cantatore, E. & Harpe, P. J. A., 18 Nov 2019, ESSCIRC 2019 - IEEE 45th European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 161-164 4 p.

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

Capacitance
Sensors
Electric power utilization
Capacitive sensors
Temperature
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A 10-b 20-MS/s SAR ADC with DAC-Compensated Discrete-Time Reference Driver

Liu, M., van Roermund, A. H. M. & Harpe, P., 1 Feb 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 54, 2, p. 417-427 11 p., 8501556.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Digital to analog conversion
Capacitors
Redundancy
Capacitance

Prizes

NWO Veni Award : Multifunctional mobile medical care

P.J.A. Harpe (Recipient), 2013

Prize: NWOVeniScientific

Heart Rate
Research Personnel
Health
Brain

NWO Vidi Award : Analog Circuits to the Limit

Pieter Harpe (Recipient), 2018

Prize: NWOVidiScientific

Analog circuits
Electronic equipment
Monitoring
Sensors
Costs

Activities 2016 2016

  • 7 Contributed talk

SAR ADCs for IoT: Basics and Innovations

Pieter Harpe (Speaker)
28 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Ultra Low-Power Analog Front-End Design

Pieter Harpe (Speaker)
8 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Power-Efficient, High-Resolution and Reconfigurable SAR ADCs

Pieter Harpe (Speaker)
8 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Ultra Low-Power Analog Front-End Design

Pieter Harpe (Speaker)
6 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Basics of Low-Power SAR ADCs

Pieter Harpe (Speaker)
5 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Courses

Data converters 1: fundamentals

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Data converters 2: design

1/09/15 → …

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Electronic circuits 2

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Electronics: selected topics

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Student theses

14 bit ENOB SAR ADC in 55nm CMOS

Author: Qiu, W., 27 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Harpe, P. (Supervisor 1) & Wegberg, van, R. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

A 5bit 1GS/s 2.7mW time-interleaved asynchronous digital slope ADC

Author: Ding, M., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: van Roermund, A. (Supervisor 1), Hegt, J. (Supervisor 2) & Harpe, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A fast response time, low IQ capacitor-less LDO regulator in 40nm CMOS

Author: Damani, S., 30 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Harpe, P. (Supervisor 1), van der Velden, F. (External coach), Bonakdar, H. (External person) (External coach) & Groot, C. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

A hybrid design automation approach for a charge-redistribution SAR ADC

Author: Chen, G., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Harpe, P. (Supervisor 1), Ding, M. (External coach) & Büsze, B. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Circuit implementation of a novel rotating resistor ladder DAC

Author: Shen, Y., 28 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Harpe, P. (Supervisor 1) & van Veldhoven, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master