Its About Time! (Making Best Use of Information in Time)
Everybody loves ADCs… And recently there has been a lot of chatter about Time-to-Digital Converters (TDCs). I haven't made up my mind yet about TDCs, but there certainly are interesting aspect of TDCs in that the focus is on time rather than voltage. As we look more deeply into this, we are finding there are benefits to reap from making best use of time–information in time or time domain signal processing and analysis. Like anything else, these ideas are sure to be showered with doubts and criticisms. However, we can not the ignore the possibility that such best use of time may be leading us into a new era of ADCs that could yield exceptional power efficiency and performance. This talk will summarize a few well known techniques on this topic, as well as some very recent developments in my own research team at the Oregon State University.
Bio: Prof. Un-Ku Moon has been with the Oregon State University since 1998. Prior to that, he was with Bell Labs (Reading & Allentown) 1988-1989 and 1994-1998. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, a master's degree from Cornell University, and a PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His current research activities are found athttp://eecs.oregonstate.edu/~moon/research.