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February 2014
HSEL alumnus Dr. David Murphy and Prof. Chang received JSSC 2012 Best Paper Award in ISSCC 2014, for the paper "A Blocker-Tolerant, Noise-Cancelling Receiver Suitable for Wideband Wireless Applications". Congratulations!

Prof. Chang was selected for the 2014 John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award by the Engineerings' Council. You can read more about it here.

June 2013
HSEL Ph.D. Student Yanghyo (Rod) Kim wins first place at Broadcom Foundation's 2013 University Research Competition. You can read more about it here. The award is based on Rod's research in HSEL, a high speed wired link through plastic tubes. Congratulations! HSEL alumnus Dr. Adrian Tang also won the competition last year.

February 2013
David Murphy and Prof. Chang received ISSCC 2012 Jack Kilby Award in ISSCC 2013. Prof. Chang is also recognized as part of top ISSCC paper contributors in recent 10 years.

6 papers are accepted by IMS 2013 and RFIC 2013.

January 2013
Happy New Year! Go big, HSEL!

December 2012
Prof. Chang and recent HSEL alumnus David Murphy are selected to receive the ISSCC 2012 Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper for the paper "A Blocker-Tolerant Wideband Noise-Cancelling Receiver with a 2dB Noise Figure". The co-authors include scientists in Broadcom and Prof. Abidi in UCLA. The award will be presented at ISSCC 2013 in February in San Francisco. You can read more from here. Congratulations!

November 2012
1 paper is presented in A-SSCC 2012. The paper is on a 245GHz antenna-less super-regenerative CMOS imager with superior noise performance.

July 2012
Prof. Frank Chang has been elected as the academician of Academia Sinica. It is the highest honor of academic achievement in Taiwan. You can read more about it here.

June 2012
Recent HSEL Ph.D. Graduate Adrian Tang wins first place at Broadcom Foundation's Inaugural University Research Competition. You can read more about it here. The award is based on Adrian's research in HSEL, a 144GHz phase radar. Congratulations!

1 paper is accepted by CICC 2012. The paper is a multi-drop high data-rate RF-Interconnect with arbitration capability for future Network-on-Chip application.

February 2012
4 papers are accepted by IMS 2012. The leading author of all papers is Adrian Tang. It sets the IMS record of number of papers accepted from the same leading author. The papers cover topics of CMOS tri-color mm-wave imaging receiver, 135-150GHz transmitter, D-band frequency synthesizer, and 200GHz 16-pixel focal plane array imager.

January 2012
David Murphy's paper "A Blocker-Tolerant Wideband Noise-Cancelling Receiver with a 2dB Noise Figure" is recognized as ISSCC 2012 Distinguished Technical Paper Award (Best Paper Award in ISSCC). The technique proposed in the paper breaks the traditional noise/linearity trade-off inherent in all modern receivers, and is applicable to both software-defined radios and to receivers targeting current wireless standards. The co-authors include scientists in Broadcom, Prof. Frank Chang and Prof. Abidi in UCLA. The award will be presented at ISSCC 2012 on February 20 in San Francisco. Congratulations!

January 2012
Happy New Year!

November 2011
4 papers, 60GHz Self-Healing Radio-on-Chip, Single-ended Energy Efficient RF-Interconnect for DRAM, A 144GHz Fine-Resolution Phase Radar for 3D Imaging and Blocker Free Wideband Noise Cancelling Receiver, have been accepted to ISSCC 2012. It has been the second consecutive year that more than 4 papers from HSEL are accepted by ISSCC. Congratulations to all the authors!

August 2011
2 papers from HSEL have been accepted by CICC & A-SSCC 2011. The papers are a 2.2-GS/s Time-Interleaved ADC for Gigabit Wireless Communications and a 7Gb/s SC-FDE/OFDM MMSE Equalizer for 60GHz Wireless Communications.

April 2011
8 papers from HSEL have been accepted by RFIC & IMS 2011. The papers cover topics of mmWave Receiver, W-band and V-band PAs, cognitive radio and V-band VCOs, W-band and D-band imagers, and W-band DiPAD.

Electronics Letters features article "A Passive View", which highlights a highly integrated W-band passive imager by HSEL.

February 2011
4 papers from HSEL are presented in ISSCC 2011. The papers are:

"183GHz 13.5mW/pixel CMOS regenerative receiver for mm-wave imaging applications" by Adrian and Prof. Chang;

"An 8.4Gb/s 2.5pJ/b mobile memory I/O interface using simultaneous bidirectional Dual (Base+RF) band signaling" by Gyung-Su Byun, Prof. Chang, other labmates from HSEL and collaborators from CS dept and TSMC;

"A 10b resistor-resistor-string DAC with current compensation for compact LCD driver ICs" by Prof. Chang and collaborators in NTHU;

"A low-power process-scalable superheterodyne receiver with integrated high-Q filters" by David Murphy and collaborators from Broadcom.

January 2011
The paper entitled "65nm CMOS Receiver with 4.2 dB NF and 66 dB Gain for 60 GHz Applications" submitted to Electronic Letters was invited to be featured by the letter. You can read more about it here.

December 2010
The paper entitled "A 60GHz High Gain Transformer-Coupled Differential Power Amplifier in 65nm CMOS" that was submitted to the 2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) was recognized as the best paper.

October 2010
Three papers, TeraHz Imager, RF-Interconnect for DRAM and Low-Power DAC, have been accepted to ISSCC 2011.

One paper, 140GHz GB/s Wireless Data Link, has been published in CICC 2010.

August 2010
Professor Chang is appointed as Electrical Engineering Department Chairman. You can read more about it here.

June 2010
Three papers, 81-86GHz Frequency Synthesizer, 200GHz Injection Locking Frequency Divider and mm-wave Multi-band Oscillator, have been presented in RFIC 2010.

January 2010
The paper entitled "Embedded DiCAD Linear Phase Shifter for 57-65GHz Reconfigurable Direct Frequency Modulation in 90nm CMOS" that was submitted to the combined International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and the RF Integrated Circuit Conference (RFIC) was recognized as the best paper.

October 2009
Professor Chang is named to endowed chair (the Wintek Chair) in Electrical Engineering. You can read more about it here.

March 2009
DARPA awards HSEL with $3.5M to fund the research project "self-Healing 4Gbps Reconfigurable CMOS Radio-on-a-Chip"

Two papers, Tri-band RF-Interconnect for future Network-on-Chip and Sigma Delta PLL ,have been accepted in VLSI Symp 2009.

Feb 2009
Two papers, DiCAD mm-wave Digital Controlled Oscillator and Sub-MM wave Signal Generation and Detection in CMOS , have been accepted in IMS 2009.

Two papers, DiCAD mm-wave Linear Phase Shifter and Dual Band LH mm-wave Oscillator, have been accepted in RFIC 2009.

July 2008
The paper entitled "Power Reduction of CMP Communication Networks via RF-Interconnect" has been accepted in International Symposium on Microarchitecture 2008.

March 2008
      The paper entitled "CMP Network-on-Chip Overlaid With Multi-Band RF-Interconnect" that was submitted to the IEEE HPCA Symposium was recognized as the best paper.

February 2008
      Professor Chang has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering! Professor Chang, along with two other faculty members in UCLA Engineering, were elected into the 2008 Class. You can read more about it here. In addition, the HSEL has recently published/will publish papers at ISSCC, RFIC, and MTT. The topics of these papers include the 324GHz VCO, 60GHz PA, Sub-harmonic injection locked VCO's, and our Digitally Controlled Artificial Dielectric (aka DiCAD).

Septemeber 2007
      This is the new webpage for the High Speed Electronics Laboratory at UCLA. We hope to keep this page up to date with group member information, current research projects, and recent and past publications.


May 2007
      Professor Chang, Tim LaRocca, and Daquan Huang generate a 324GHz signal. You can read more about it here.


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