(only available in Dutch) Nederlands leger zet sterk in op de nieuwste radar technologie

De aanwezigen kregen inzicht in ontwikkelingen van nieuwe sensorsuites, onderzoeksprogramma's, drone-bestrijding en de toekomstige ontwikkelingen op radargebied. Zo gebruiken strijdende partijen gebruiken steeds vaker drones om doelen op te sporen en zelfmoordterroristen hiernaar toe te leiden, maar met de nieuwe Multi Missie Radar is dit allemaal te traceren.

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Michele D'Urbino wins the A-SSCC Student Design Contest

The Award Ceronomy at the A-SSCC conference

At the 2017 Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), Michele D'Urbino won the Student Design Contest with the paper "An Element-Matched Band-Pass Delta-Sigma ADC for Ultrasound Imaging". Michele worked in Michiel Pertijs' group at the Electronic Instrumentation Lab and obtained his MSc Degree earlier this year.

Michele developed an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) capable of digitizing the signals received by every individual element of a 2D ultrasound transducer array. This is an important step towards the realization of next-generation ultrasound probes with full in-probe digitization of the received echo signals. Michele’s ADC has an record-small element-matched size of 150 μm × 150 μm, which is realized by exploiting each piezo-electric transducer element not only as the signal source, but also as the electro-mechanical loop-filter of a continuous-time band-pass ΔΣ ADC.

A-SSCC is a major IEEE Conference on Integrated Circuit Design, and was held in Seoul on Nov. 6-8. At the conference, Michele gave a live demo of his prototype. This work is a collaboration with Oldelft Ultrasound, and was co-authored by Chao Chen, Zhao Chen, Zu-Yao Chang, Jacco Ponte, Boris Lippe and Michiel Pertijs.

4 papers accepted @ IEEE MEMS 2018!

Also this year ECTM will be present at the IEEE MEMS conference , the flagship conference in this field, and this time with 4 papers! Congratulations to Aleksandar, Juan, Nico, William and all co-authors!

Electrical Implants -- small devices with huge potential

Since the introduction of the pacemaker in 1958, much has changed in the world of electrical stimulation. Whereas the first electrical implants targeted muscles, the implants of today are flexible and focus mainly on the nerves in our body. The concept, however, remains unchanged: electrical implants give control back to the body. Vasiliki Giagka, Assistant Professor of Bioelectronics at TU Delft, talks about the past, present and future of her field of research.

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TU Delft "Female Fellowship" Tenure Track Academic Positions

All academic levels; apply before Jan 8, 2018.

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Kofi nominated for the Huibregtsenprijs 2017!

Kofi was one of 6 candidates nominated for the Huibregtsenprijs 2017! See the short film about his project at:

Ten papers from TU Delft at the 2018 Chip Olympics

Ten papers from the TU Delft were accepted for publication at the 2018 chip Olympics - the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)

PhD thesis Solid State Lighting Color Shift

Congratulations to Guangjun Lu for his PhD thesis defense on 26 September 2017

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PhD thesis The Lifetime Prediction of LED Drivers and Lamps

Congratulations to Bo Sun for his PhD thesis defense on 26 September 2017

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Chao Chen wins Best Student Paper Award

At the 2017 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium in Washington DC, PhD student Chao Chen has won the Best Student Paper Award. Chao works in Michiel Pertijs’ group at the Electronic Instrumentation Lab on integrated circuits for miniature ultrasound probes, in close collaboration with the Acoustical Wavefield Imaging group at TNW, and the Thoraxcenter at Erasmus MC. Chao’s paper describes a chip that makes it possible to connect 1000’s of small ultrasound transducer elements integrated at the tip of an endoscope or catheter to an imaging system. It represents an important step towards the realization of future miniature 3D ultrasound probes. The International Ultrasonics Symposium is IEEE’s main forum for researchers to present new results and learn about recent advances in medical and industrial ultrasonics.

ESSCIRC 2016 Best Paper Award

On 14th September 2017, Ph.D. student Junfeng Jiang has won the ESSCIRC 2016 Best Paper Award for his paper "A Hybrid Multi-Path CMOS Magnetic Sensor With 76 ppm/°C Sensitivity Drift". Junfeng works in Kofi Makinwa's group at the Electronic Instrumentation Lab on wide bandwidth magnetic sensors for current measurements.