Posted May 10, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Abhilash Goyal won a Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), which was held March 19-21 in Santa Clara, Calif. A 2011 Ph.D. graduate of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Mr. Goyal shares this award with his coauthors Madhavan Swaminathan (his Ph.D. advisor), Abhijit Chatterjee, John Cressler, and Duane Howard, who is Dr. Cressler’s current Ph.D. student. This work was the result of Mr. Goyal's Ph.D. thesis; he now works with SUN Oracle Research Labs.
Their paper, entitled "A Self-Testable SiGe LNA and Built-in-Self-Test Methodology for Multiple Performance Specifications of RF Amplifiers," presents a new approach for testing RF low-noise amplifier (LNA) circuits by using no external stimulus. Using this new method provides the capability for testing multiple circuit parameters and takes advantage of existing resources in typical RF receiver circuits. The paper combines both simulation and experimental results to prove that such an approach is indeed possible and provides a path towards the implementation of self-healing RF systems.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.