Advancements in Large-Scale Phased Array & Optical Communication Components


Executive Conference Room #2504, Jacobs School of Engineering, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, California 92093

Sponsored By:
Gabriel Rebeiz

Shahriar Shahramian


The wireless communication industry is at the verge of an exciting transformation; a shift from broadcast-mode to directed-beam communication in the form of large-scale mm-wave phased arrays. In order to enable mass deployment of phased array systems, every layer of our future networks must undergo a transformation. This workshop discusses the challenges associated with the design and architecture of mm-wave phased array systems up to and beyond W-band. The impact of technology, circuit topology and chipset architecture on the overall system is examined alongside state-of-the-art reported communication platforms. Furthermore, packaging, calibration and cost reductions techniques are also explored. Finally several examples of optical communication ASICs are also presented which will form the backbone of our wireless networks.

Speaker Bio:
Shahriar Shahramian (M ’06) received his Ph.D. degree from University of Toronto in 2010 where he focused on the design of mm-wave data converters and transceivers. Dr. Shahramian has been with the Bell Laboratories division of Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia), Murray Hill, NJ since 2009 and is currently the Director of the mm-Wave ASIC Research Department. He is also a member of the technical program committee of IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium (CSICS) and IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS). He is also a guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC). His research focus includes the design of mm-wave wireless and wireline integrated circuits. He is the lead designer of several state-of-the-art ASICs for optical coherent and wireless backhaul products at Bell Laboratories.
Dr. Shahramian has been the recipient of Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto Fellowship and the best paper award at the CSICS Symposium in 2005, 2015 and RFIC Symposium in 2015. He also holds an adjunct associate professor position at Columbia University, has received several teaching awards and is the founder and host of The Signal Path educational video series.   

Gabriel Rebeiz