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Design Electrical Engineering

Santa Clara, CA
March 29, 2018

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Tianchi Zeng

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University of California Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering Sept 2014 – Present Relevant courses: Introduction to BiMEMS, Feedback Control System, Optical Fiber Communication, Infor- mation Theory

Boston University Boston, Massachusetts

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, GPA: 3.7/4.0 Sept 2012 - May 2014 Relevant courses: Analog&Digital VLSI Circuit Design, RFIC Design, Semiconductor Physics&Devices, Pho- tonics

GRE: 800Q, 530V, 3.0W

Xidian University Xian, Shaanxi,China

Bachelor’s Degree in Microelectronics, GPA: 3.2/4.0 Sept 2008 - May 2012 Relevant courses: Signal and System, Analog& Digital Circuits, Semiconductor Physics, Control System, Matlab, C programming, DSP, Electromagnetic System CAREER GOAL

• RFIC/analog design; RF/analog/digital IC related test/validation. RESEARCH INTEREST

• RFIC design, mmWave (60GHz) circuit design, Low power RF/analog IC design, Mixed-signal IC design. INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

Wideband Noise Canceling Low Noise Amplifier Design @ GlobalFoundries Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

• Used feedforward noise canceling topology to lower the noise figure in boardband LNA, managed to keep NF below 1.6dB from 2-6GHz, with good matching and low power consumption.

• Design using GlobalFoundries’ most advanced technology 22nm FDSOI, both in schematic level and layout level


60GHz Transceiver Design Oct 2015 - Present

• PhD thesis, 60GHz transceiver design, with emphasize on low noise design.

• Noise canceling LNA design in 60GHz utilizing feedback.

• Gilbert Mixer/ Passive Current Mixer design in 60GHz. Signal Transduction by Ion Nanogating wireless amplifier for nanopore sensor’s current measurement Sept 2014 - Apr 2015

• Designed PCB of handheld wireless voltage-clamp amplifier for current measurement of nanopore sensors, ca- pable of accurate sensing pH in liquid.

• Design amplifier circuit, transceiver, ADC/DAC, microcontroller, power and auxiliary circuits on PCB level.

• Designed library, schematic and layout in Altium, sent out for manufactory and tested in lab. Process Variation Minimization based on 8-GHz Clock Generator July 2013 - May 2014

• Designed the PLL, including VCO & frequency divider & phase frequency detector & charge pump & low-pass filter, which is capable for high frequency operation.

• Designed and simulated schematic in Cadence with IBM 0.13μm 8HP BiCMOS technology kit as well as layout design and simulation.

• Used Monte Carlo Distribution on key parameters (width/length/number of gate figures and etc.) to discover the effects of process variation. Minimized the effects from the structure design prospects. The Design of a Microstrip PCB 1-GHz FM Receiver Sept 2013 - Jan 2014

• Design the structure of FM receiver, choose components that fits most.

• Draw and optimize the library, schematic and layout in Altium.

• Assembled and solderd all the components on PCB board, tested in the lab. Circuits Design Related Experience (Masters’ course projects) Sept 2012 - May 2013

• Current Mirror Op-amps Design, High Frequency Amplifier Design, A/D Converter Design.

• Low Noise Amplifier Design, Mixer Design.

• AM Receiver Front-End (Including LNA, Mixer, Local Osc, IF filter, detector).

• Design & Simulation labs utilize Cadence and use the IBM 0.13μm 8HP BiCMOS technology.

• Implementation of Audio Encryption and Decryption based on AES Graphene Devices Exploration Sponsored by Xidian University Sept 2011 - May 2012

• Took charge of the production of graphene sheet and applied electrical contact on graphene.

• Built self-made apparatus for our research group to operate in oxygen atmosphere. RELATED SKILLS

• Computer: Cadence Virtuoso, SpectreRF, ADS, Momentum, Altium, Matlab, Verilog HDL, Python, C lan- guage, MySQL

• Hardware Lab: VNA, Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator

• Presentation skills: office softwares including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio

• Languages: Proficient in English; Native Chinese

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