Cowan, Glenn
Université Concordia
Membre régulier

Description du programme de recherche

-High-speed low-power optical transceivers
-Electrical links for on-chip communication
-Process, voltage, and temperature robust circuits and techniques
-Analog implementations of decoders and other computation systems
-Analog predistortion for radio-over-fibre systems
-Micro-watt wireless receivers for biomedical applications
-Resonant clock distribution

Cours offerts

ELEC6051 - Introduction to Analog VLSI (4 cr.)
ELEC691N - Mixed-signal VLSI for communication systems

Syllabus des cours

ELEC 413/ELEC 6071 (4 credits) Mixed-signal VLSI for communication systems
Prerequisite: ELEC 312 and ELEC 372. Overview of wireline communication links, mechanisms of signal degradation,
modulation formats, TX/RX synchronization options, IC technology limitations, transmitter front-end circuits, receiver
front-end circuits, decision circuits, clock and data recovery systems, phase-locked loops, jitter, continuous-time and
discrete-time equalizers, system metrics. Lab 30h. Lectures 3h/wk.

• B. Razavi, “Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications,” 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2012.

• R. J. Baker, “CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation,” 3rd Ed., Wiley, 2010.
• R. Best, “Phase-Locked Loops Design, Simulation, & Applications,” 6th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2007.
• T. Chan Carusone, D. Johns & K. Martin, “Analog Integrated Circuit Design”, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2012
• B. Razavi, “Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits,” 1st Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2000.

• Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15-11:30 AM in MB S2.445. Note that S2 is the second basement of the
John Molson (MB) building.

1 Intro to course. Overview of data communication challenges and typical block diagrams.
Channel limitations, technology limitations, modulation formats, synchronization.
2 Circuit review
3 TX circuits and optical devices
4 RX circuits
5 RX circuits
6 (Class test #1) Project discussion
7 Finish Rx ccts. Decision circuits. Maybe start oscillators
8 Oscillators
9 PLLs
10 CDRs
11 Equalization. Burst-mode considerations
12 Class test 2
13 Project Due in class, project presentations

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Collaboration au sein du ReSMiQ

Gross, Warren J. - Université McGill
Liboiron-Ladouceur, Odile - Université McGill
Nabki, Frédéric - École de technologie supérieure
Sawan, Mohamad - Polytechnique Montréal


Université Concordia
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
1515, St-Catherine Ouest, S-EV 5.167
Montréal (Québec) H3G 2W1
Téléphone: (514) 848-2424 poste 4108
Télécopieur: (514) 848-2802
Adresse de courrier électronique: gcowan@ece.concordia.ca