Electronic Circuits and Architectures (ELCA), Department of Microelectronics
Expertise: Integrated mm-wave frontends Car radars
Cicero S. Vaucher was born in Sao Francisco de Assis, Brazil, in 1968. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente in 2001. He joined the Philips Natuurkundige Laboratorium in 1990 and worked in the Integrated Transceivers group until 2006. He then joined NXP Semiconductors, when Philips Semiconductors became an independent company. He is presently with the Infotainment and Driver Assistance (IDA) Business Line, Automotive Business Unit, working as Radar Product Architect. Early In his career he became a specialist in RF frequency synthesizers and contributed to many RF products that became market leaders in their segments, such as TV tuners, car-radio ICs, and integrated L-band receivers for satellite set-top boxes. He then led the project team that developed and industrialized the first silicon-based receiver IC for 12 GHz satellite outdoor units. Steadily moving towards higher frequencies, from 2008 till 2011 he coordinated the European industrial and academic consortium "Qstream", consisting of 20 partners, towards a realization of 40nm-CMOS high-bit-rate wireless data communication systems operating in the 60 GHz frequency band. From 2012 to present, Cicero led the NXP transition from mmWave communication systems into advanced automotive radar applications in the 76-81 GHz frequency band and is presently working on the industrialization of the first single-chip radar transceiver in 40nm CMOS technology. His research activities and interests include microwave and mm-Wave transceiver architectures, radar system implementation and signal processing, and implementation of circuit building blocks. He is the author of Architectures for RF Frequency Synthesizers (Boston, MA: Kluwer, 2002) and is a co-author of Circuit Design for RF Transceivers (Boston, MA: Kluwer, 2001). He is a (co-) inventor of 28 unique patent families, filed in the US, Europe, and far-eastern countries. Cicero was a member of the Technical Programme Committee of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) from 2005 to 2013, acting in the wireless subcommittee. Presently, he is acting on the IEEE-MTT Wireless-Enabled Automotive and Vehicular Applications Technical Committee 27. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, acting regularly as a reviewer for the SSC and MTT-S societies.
Energy Efficient Radar TX
In the next years, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are expected to transform cars into securely-connected self-driving robots with the capability of sensing the environment, thinking, and acting autonomously. CRUISE facilitates transforming to this near era.
Last updated: 19 Dec 2017