Past Event

New System Concepts Stretching The Requirements Of RFICs

August 31, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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627 Mudd
Prof. Aarno Parssinen

Speaker: Prof. Aarno Parssinen, University of Oulu

Implementation constraints coming from RFIC technologies and other RF components set boundary conditions for new radio systems that try to stretch data rates, power consumption, cost and range to new extremes. Some of these techniques may be absolutely needed for optimal solutions but in many cases achieving sufficient performance in the extreme conditions may challenge research community for a long time. Requirements against RFIC solutions are evaluated using selected examples of existing wireless systems as well as looking forward to some of the key design aspects towards 5G.

Aarno Parssinen received the M.Sc., Licentiate in Technology, and Doctor of Science degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
In 1996, he was a Research Visitor at the University of California at Santa Barbara. From 2000 to 2011, he was with Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. During 2009-2011, he served as a member of Nokia CEO Technology Council. From 2011 to 2013, he was with Renesas Mobile Corporation, Helsinki, working as a Distinguished Researcher and RF Research Manager. In 2013, as part of business acquisition, he joined Broadcom, Helsinki. Currently, he is a Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland.
His research interests include wireless systems and transceiver architectures for wireless communications, with special emphasis on the RF and analog integrated circuit and system design. He has authored and co-authored one book, one chapter of a book, and more than 50 international journal and conference papers, and he is the holder of several patents. He has served as a member of the Technical Program Committee of Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference since 2007, and he is currently the Chair of the Wireless Subcommittee.