prof.dr.ir. B. Nauta (Bram)


Over mij

Bram Nauta was born in 1964 in Hengelo, The Netherlands. In 1987 he received the M.Sc degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. In 1991 he received the Ph.D. degree from the same university on the subject of analog CMOS filters for very high frequencies. In 1991 he joined the Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems Department of Philips Research, Eindhoven the Netherlands. In 1998 he returned to the University of Twente, where he is currently a distinguished professor, heading the IC Design group. Since 2016 he also serves as chair of the EE department at this university. His current research interest is high-speed analog CMOS circuits, software defined radio, cognitive radio and beamforming.

He served as the Editor-in-Chief (2007-2010) of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), and was the 2013 program chair of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He is currently the President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2018-2019 term). 

Also, he served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (1997-1999), and of JSSC (2001-2006). He was in the Technical Program Committee of the Symposium on VLSI circuits (2009-2013) and is in the steering committee and programme committee of the European Solid State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC).  He served as distinguished lecturer of the IEEE,  is co-recipient of the ISSCC 2002 and 2009 "Van Vessem Outstanding Paper Award" and in 2014 he received the ‘Simon Stevin Meester’ award (500.000€), the largest Dutch national prize for achievements in technical sciences. He is fellow of the IEEE and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


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Electric Power Utilization
Phase Locked Loops
Noise Figure
Software Radio


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Analog and RF Frequency Integrated Ciruit design

N-path filters explained (Youtube movie)


Recente Artikelen
Thijssen, B. J., Klumperink, E. A. M., Quinlan, P., & Nauta, B. (2017). Feedforward phase noise cancellation exploiting a sub-sampling phase detector. IEEE transactions on circuits and systems II: express briefs, PP(99), 1-5. DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2017.2764096
Lien, Y-C., Klumperink, E. A. M., Tenbroek, B., Strange, J., & Nauta, B. (2017). A high-linearity CMOS receiver achieving +44dBm IIP3 and +13dBm B1dB for SAW-less LTE radio. In Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2017 IEEE International (pp. 412-413). Piscataway USA: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ISSCC.2017.7870436
Bindra, H. S., Lokin, C. E., Annema, A. J., & Nauta, B. (2017). A 30fJ/comparison dynamic bias comparator. In ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference (pp. 71). Leuven, Belgium: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2017.8094528
Bindra, H. S., Annema, A. J., Louwsma, S. M., van Tuijl, A. J. M., & Nauta, B. (2017). An Energy reduced sampling technique applied to 10b 1MS/s SAR ADC. In ESSCIRC 2017 - 43rd IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference (pp. 235). Leuven, Belgium: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.
Ghahremani, A., Annema, A. J., & Nauta, B. (2017). A 20dBm outphasing class E PA with high efficiency at power back-off in 65nm CMOS technology. In 2017 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) (pp. 340-343). Piscataway: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/RFIC.2017.7969087

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