Ken Laker Honored by IEEE Solid State Circuits Magazine
Kenneth R. Laker, professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been honored by the IEEE for his seminal contributions to his field, to his professional society and, in particular, for his pioneering and sustained leadership of digital publication. Laker is featured on the cover of the Summer 2011 issue of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits magazine, which also includes articles on his technical innovations and impact on the IEEE during his 35 years of involvement in the Society.
Laker's research is in mixed mode integrated circuit design and testing. He focuses on high performance, low-power data acquisition and RF systems, which have many important applications and present challenging obstacles for design, implementation and testing. Laker's primary areas of research are the development of architectures that enable the realization of high dynamic range requirements when implemented in low voltage technologies; the exploration of distributed and parallel architectures that expand the signal bandwidth available in over sampled analog-to-digital converters; switched capacitor systems; and the development of robust test methodologies for mixed-signal and RFICs.
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