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The Challenges of Implementing Broadband ADCs

April 15, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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The Challenges of Implementing Broadband ADCs

Speaker : The Challenges of Implementing Broadband ADCs

The exploding demand for high speed wired and wireless data networks has radically changed today's data RF transceivers and modems. Gigahertz bandwidths require broadband ADC architectures. Although initial ideas for this architecture was filed as a patent in 2003, it took another 9 years before it would become a reality. This seminar talks about some of the challenges of implementing broadband ADCs. The talk also describes several applications of this technology and how it has transformed the data communications industry.

As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Len is responsible for the technology of MaxLinear's Broadband business which generated over $300 million in revenue last year. Len joined MaxLinear in 2012 as Vice President of Systems Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for hardware and software development across all products lines. Previous to MaxLinear, he was at Broadcom since 1998 and led broadband RFIC design for MoCA, satellite TV, cable modem, cable STB, terrestrial TV, and microwave backhaul products. He received a Ph.D. in Electronics from Carleton University and is a named inventor on over 60 issued or filed U.S. patents.