Defence of dissertation in the field of Micro and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design M.Sc. (Tech.) Enrico Roverato
The title of thesis is “Integrated High-Speed DSP for All-Digital RF Transmitters”
In today’s hyperconnected world, all the information (audio, images, video, etc.) is represented and processed in the digital domain. However, wireless transmission requires the generation of a radio signal in analog form. The work presented in this dissertation brings the interface between digital and analog domains as close to the antenna as possible, with clear benefits from a system and technological perspective.
In particular, this thesis presents integrated circuit implementations that extend the share of transmitter functionality implemented using digital signal processing (DSP). Besides exploiting all the benefits of the digital approach, DSP-based solutions also take advantage of highly automated standard design methodologies, thus enabling straightforward design reusability and portability to newer technologies.
Opponent: Professor Robert Bogdan Staszewski, University College Dublin, Ireland
Supervisor: Professor Jussi Ryynänen, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering.