Seminar: Analog/Mixed signal electronic design: innovation pathways for smart mobility and sustainable industry

Abstract: Analog-mixed signal electronic design provides key IP modules for integrated circuits deployed in numerous applications for the industrial, automotive and IoT fields. Following a quick overview of Infineon (a worldwide leader company in the field) the seminar will illustrate a few representative designs (high speed A/D converters, microphone arrays, etc.) and how they contributed to the introduction of innovative breakthrough applications (assisted driving, gesture recognition, etc.). The last part of the seminar will describe the pivotal role and job of a modern electronic designer, who creatively exploits advanced nanoelectronic technologies to deploy innovative solutions beyond the state of the art.

Francesco Conzatti received the MSc ((Laurea Magistrale) degree and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 2008 and 2012 respectively from the University of Udine, Italy and from the Grenoble Institut National Polytechnique (INP), France. During his Ph.D. he worked on semiconductor device modeling and in particular on band structure calculations with k.p methods and 3D quantum transport in nanoscale devices. From 2012 to 2018 he was with Intel Austria where he has been involved in the design of Continuous-Time Delta Sigma modulators for Intel’s wireless products. Since 2018 he is with Infineon Technologies Austria, Villach, where he is currently working on the design of data converters for sensor and automotive products. He has authored or coauthored more than 20 journal and conference papers.