I'm an AMS Design engineer. I like the IC design world and my recent goal is to be a scientist :)
I have been working on Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits design since last 16 years. I graduated from NED UET, Karachi in 2001 and then worked with Avaz Networks, a Silicon-Valley Company on RTL design and verification of a high-density Line Echo Cancellation Engine for a couple of years. Joined Linkoping University, Sweden in 2003 for Masters in SOC, which concluded with a Masters Thesis on Sigma-Delta Modulators with Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits, Germany in 2005. The same year I joined University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy for my PhD on Readout Interface Design for MEMS Capacitive Microphones. Worked with ST-Microelectronics, Milano and Analog-Devices, Copenhagen as a Guest PhD Student. This Phd results in 20+ publications and 2 patents with 3 successful MEMS Readout ASICs.
I am an Analog Designer passionate about building and exploring new and novel integrated circuits to create a better world.
I have more than five years’ experience in electronics integrated circuits industry. I have been involved in more than six silicon runs which were all successful and meeting expectations.
Developer of open source EDA tools on Open Circuit Design
I received the B.S. degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 2007, and the M.S. degree in Micro- and Nanoelectronics Engineering in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics and Electronic Systems in 2015 both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. From 2006 to 2008, I was with Investigation Total Ware, S.A., Spain, where I was engaged in analog and mixed-signal circuit design for highly reliable wireless telecommunication systems. From 2008 to 2015, I was with the Integrated Circuits and Systems design group at the Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona, CNM, CSIC, Spain, designing low-power high-precision mixed-signal ASICs for integrated smart sensors and IP blocks. From 2015 to 2016, I was with Broadcom Ltd., Barcelona, Spain, developing low-power CMOS IPs like low-temperature-drift oscillators, varible-temperature-coefficient current/voltage generators, temperature sensors, cross-domain level shifting and biasing circuits, touch-sensor transmitter drivers. I am co-author of 12 publications and participant in several research and industrial projects using a wide range of CMOS technology nodes. I am recipient of the 2007 Highest Grade Point Average in the Graduating Class Award, the 2014 Best Paper Award and the 2015 Student Best Paper Award Honorable Mention. My skills include: high-performance continuous-time/switched-capacitor circuits such as low-power high-resolution ADCs/DACs using Class-AB OpAmps; system high-level modeling (SciPy/Sage, Matlab); system electrical-level modeling (Verilog/-A/-AMS); EKV circuit-level modeling; full-custom IC design cycle (gEDA Tools/Cadence Virtuoso: from schematics to layout and verification); development of low-noise and low-distortion test equipment (including microcontrollers and FPGAs) and software (using C++, Tcl, VB, Python); and, experimental IC measures and parameter extraction.