High-Speed Broadband Communications

Prof. Michael Green


Advanced Circuits Research Center

A short intensive course on
High-Speed Broadband Communications
Signals & Circuits

Prof. Michael Green, University of California, Irvine

Dates: 13-15 January 2008
Location: Meyer building, Department of electrical engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel
In this short course we will discuss a variety of aspects pertaining to broadband communications from a circuit design perspective. A number of broadband protocols will be included, but optical communications (particularly SONET) will be emphasized. Circuit design techniques supporting bit rates up to 40 Gb/s will be discussed.
Day 1 (13.1.08):
08:30-12:00 Broadband signal characteristics, types of jitter, communications protocols, transmission media.
13:30-17:00 Phase-locked (PLL) loop theory and design; Clock & data recovery (CDR) theory and design.
Day 2 (14.1.08):
08:30-12:00 High-speed circuit design techniques; deterministic jitter generation.
13:30-17:00 Voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) design; Phase noise & random jitter.
Day 3(15.1.08):
08:30-12:00 Transceiver, serializer/deserializer (SERDES) design; jitter measurements.
13:30-17:00 Optical/electrical interfaces; Compensation/equalization of transmission media.
Target audience: Circuit designers who develop communication circuits in the industry, and researchers in the areas of circuits, systems and devices.
Registration and information contact: Dr. Yael Ilan 04 8341398, yilan@netvision.net.il
Prof. Michael Green, Univ. of California, Irvine
Short biography
Michael Green received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from  University of California, Los Angeles in 1988 and 1991, respectively.
He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at University of California, Irvine since 1997, where he is currently Full Professor. From 1999--2001 he was an IC designer with the Optical Transport Group at Broadcom Corp. (formerly Newport Communications). His current research interests include the design of analog & mixed-signal integrated circuits for use in high-speed broadband communication networks and nonlinear circuit theory.
Dr. Green was the recipient of the Outstanding Master's Degree Candidate Award in 1989 and the Outstanding Ph.D. Degree Candidate Award in 1991, both from the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also the recipient of the Sigma Xi Prize for Outstanding Graduate Science Student at UCLA in 1991, the 1994 Guillemin-Cauer Award of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the 1994 W. R. G. Baker Award of the IEEE, a 1994 National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the Award for New Technical Concepts in Electrical Engineering from IEEE Region 1.
He has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions in VLSI, and IEEE Transactions on Education. He has published over 50 papers in technical journals and has 3 patents.
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