Openings at ELCA
PhD Opening: Digital Polar Transmitter for Spectrally Efficient Low Power Wireless CommunicationsOpening for: PhD student
|Announced:||18 Sep 2018|
|Closing date:||17 Nov 2018|
In this project, we are going to design and implement a sub-GHz fully integrated polar transmitter in CMOS technology, which supports IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow standard. In a polar transmitter, the information is sent by modulating both amplitude and phase of the signal. Consequently, in this program, the first Ph.D. student works on designing frequency synthesizer and phase modulation while the primary focus of the second student is on power amplification and envelope/amplitude modulation.
- 1- M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics
- 2- Knowledge of designing CMOS circuits
- 3- Good analytical skills
- 4- Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field
- 5- Good written and verbal English skills
- 6- Familiar with fundamentals of analog and digital phase-locked loops
- 7- Familiar with switched-mode power amplifiers
- 8- Familiar with digital synthesis flow
- 9- Strong desire for enhancing his/her RF/mm-wave and mixed-signal knowledge
dr. Masoud Babaie
Electronics Research Laboratory Group
Department of Microelectronics
Additional informationIn The Netherlands, almost all PhD positions are linked to funded research projects. This has several implications:
- PhD students are employed: they receive a salary rather than a grant. Most projects have a duration of 4 years.
- Positions become available once a project is funded. This can happen at any time during the year.
- It typically takes 6 to 9 months for a project proposal to receive funding. In this period, a position may be anticipated but the outcome remains insecure. Once a project is funded, the open position needs to be filled as soon as possible.
If you are interested in our research, it merits to inquire whether openings will be available. We collect resumes of prospective PhD students throughout the year, for each of our research tracks.
General requirementsWe make our selection based on the following general requirements:
- Formal requirements regarding prior education: you should have earned an MSc degree at a recognized institute for higher education.
- Background: this depends on the specific project.
- Excellence: your Grade-Point-Average should be above 8 (10). Also your MSc thesis should have received a grade above 8 (10).
- English: you should be able to communicate well in english (written and oral). Provide TOEFL/IELTS scores if available.
- Originality: your MSc thesis or later work (publications) should reflect some original ideas. Critical and independent thinking is very important.
- Team player: you should be able to work well in a team of other project members.