Andreas Peter Burg
BiographyAndreas Burg was born in Munich, Germany, in 1975. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 2000 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He then joined the Integrated Systems Laboratory of ETH Zurich, from where he graduated with the Dr. sc. techn. degree in 2006.
In 1998, he worked at Siemens Semiconductors, San Jose, CA. During his doctoral studies, he was an intern with Bell Labs Wireless Research for a total of one year. From 2006 to 2007, he held positions as postdoctoral researcher at the Integrated Systems Laboratory and at the Communication Theory Group of the ETH Zurich. In 2007 he co-founded Celestrius, an ETH-spinoff in the field of MIMO wireless communication, where he was responsible for the ASIC development as Director for VLSI. In January 2009, he joined ETH Zurich as SNF Assistant Professor and as head of the Signal Processing Circuits and Systems group at the Integrated Systems Laboratory.
In January 2011, he became a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he is leading the Telecommunications Circuits Laboratory in the School of Engineering. In June 2018 he was promoted to the role of a Tenured Associate Professor.
In 2000, Mr. Burg received the Willi Studer Award and the ETH Medal for his diploma and his diploma thesis, respectively. Mr. Burg was also awarded an ETH Medal for his Ph.D. dissertation in 2006. In 2008, he received a 4-years grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) for an SNF Assistant Professorship. In his professional career, Mr. Burg was involved in the development of more than 25 ASICs. He is a member of the IEEE and of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).
Research interests and expertise
* Circuits and systems for telecommunications (wireless and wired)
* Prototyping and silicon implementation of new communication technologies
* Development of communication algorithms and optimization for hardware implementation
* Low-power VLSI signal processing for communications and other applications
* Digital integrated circuits
* Circuits for image and video processing
Adaptive Body Biasing in Strong Body Factor TechnologiesLausanne, EPFL, 2021. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-10483.
Design and Decoding of Irregular LDPC Codes Based on Discrete Message PassingIeee Transactions On Communications. 2020-03-01. DOI : 10.1109/TCOMM.2019.2944159.
Gain-Cell Embedded DRAMs: Modeling and Design SpaceIeee Transactions On Very Large Scale Integration (Vlsi) Systems. 2020-03-01. DOI : 10.1109/TVLSI.2019.2955933.
On the Error Rate of the LoRa Modulation With InterferenceIeee Transactions On Wireless Communications. 2020-02-01. DOI : 10.1109/TWC.2019.2952584.
Energy- and Cost-Efficient VLSI DSP Systems Design with Approximate ComputingLausanne, EPFL, 2020. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-10353.
Physical Layer Aspects of LoRa and Full-Duplex Wireless TransceiversLausanne, EPFL, 2020. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-10258.
A 161-mW 56-Gb/s ADC-Based Discrete Multitone Wireline Receiver Data-Path in 14-nm FinFETIeee Journal Of Solid-State Circuits. 2020-01-01. DOI : 10.1109/JSSC.2019.2938414.
GC-eDRAM With Body-Bias Compensated Readout and Error Detection in 28-nm FD-SOIIeee Transactions On Circuits And Systems Ii-Express Briefs. 2019-12-01. DOI : 10.1109/TCSII.2019.2896164.
2019 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and DesignIeee Design & Test. 2019-12-01. DOI : 10.1109/MDAT.2019.2941713.
Feedback-Aware Precoding for Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO Systems2019-01-01. 30th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Istanbul, TURKEY, Sep 08-11, 2019. p. 1021-1027. DOI : 10.1109/PIMRC.2019.8904332.
A 4.8pJ/b 6Gb/s ADC-Based PAM-4 Wireline Receiver Data -Path with Cyclic Prefix in 14nm FinFET2019-01-01. 15th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), Macao, PEOPLES R CHINA, Nov 04-06, 2019. p. 239-240.
A 24 kb Single-Well Mixed 3T Gain-Cell eDRAM with Body-Bias in 28 nm FD-SOI for Refresh-Free DSP Applications2019-01-01. 15th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), Macao, PEOPLES R CHINA, Nov 04-06, 2019. p. 219-222.
Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Self-Interference Cancellation in Full-Duplex Radios2019-01-01. 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov 03-06, 2019. p. 1149-1153.
LoRa Symbol Error Rate Under Non-Aligned Interference2019-01-01. 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov 03-06, 2019. p. 1957-1961.
A 0.5 V 2.5 mu W/MHz Microcontroller with Analog-Assisted Adaptive Body Bias PVT Compensation with 3.13 nW/kB SRAM Retention in 55 nm Deeply-Depleted Channel CMOS2019-01-01. 40th Annual IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), Austin, TX, Apr 14-17, 2019.
JESD204B Compliant 12.5 Gb/s LVDS and SST Transmitters in 28 nm FD-SOI CMOS2019-01-01. 15th Conference on Ph.D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Jul 15-18, 2019. p. 101-104.
Minimum Energy Point in Constant Frequency Designs under Adaptive Supply Voltage and Body Bias Adjustment in 55 nm DDC2019-01-01. 15th Conference on Ph.D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Jul 15-18, 2019. p. 285-288.
Lora Digital Receiver Analysis And Implementation2019-01-01. 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Brighton, ENGLAND, May 12-17, 2019. p. 1498-1502.
Data-Retention-Time Characterization of Gain-Cell eDRAMs across the Design and Variations Space2019-01-01. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (IEEE ISCAS), Sapporo, JAPAN, May 26-29, 2019.
3.5 GHz Coverage Assessment with a 5G Testbed2019-01-01. 89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Apr 28-May 01, 2019.
FPGA-Based Emulation of Embedded DRAMs for Statistical Error Resilience Evaluation of Approximate Computing Systems2019-01-01. 56th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), Las Vegas, NV, Jun 02-06, 2019. DOI : 10.1145/3316781.3317830.
A 161mW 56Gb/s ADC-Based Discrete Multitone Wireline Receiver Data-Path in 14nm FinFET2019-01-01. IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA, Feb 17-21, 2019. p. 476-+.
Low-Power Design of Digital VLSI Circuits around the Point of First FailureLausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9180.
Design Techniques for High-Speed Multi-Level Viterbi Detectors and Trellis-Coded-Modulation DecodersIeee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers. 2018-10-01. DOI : 10.1109/TCSI.2018.2803735.
Design and Implementation of a Neural Network Aided Self Interference Cancellation Scheme for Full-Duplex Radios2018-01-01. 52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Oct 28-Nov 01, 2018. p. 589-593.
On the Tradeoff Between Accuracy and Complexity in Blind Detection of Polar Codes2018-01-01. 10th IEEE International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Information Processing (ISTC), HONG KONG, PEOPLES R CHINA, Dec 03-07, 2018.
Faulty Successive Cancellation Decoding of Polar Codes for the Binary Erasure ChannelIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS. 2018. DOI : 10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2771243.
Fast-SSC-Flip Decoding of Polar Codes2018. DOI : 10.1109/WCNCW.2018.8369026.
An 800-MHz Mixed-V-T 4T IFGC Embedded DRAM in 28-nm CMOS Bulk Process for Approximate Storage ApplicationsIEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS. 2018. DOI : 10.1109/JSSC.2018.2820145.
A 588-Gb/s LDPC Decoder Based on Finite-Alphabet Message PassingIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS. 2018. DOI : 10.1109/TVLSI.2017.2766925.
A 4-Transistor nMOS-Only Logic-Compatible Gain-Cell Embedded DRAM With Over 1.6-ms Retention Time at 700 mV in 28-nm FD-SOIIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I-REGULAR PAPERS. 2018. DOI : 10.1109/TCSI.2017.2747087.
A Timing-Monitoring Sequential for Forward and Backward Error-Detection in 28 nm FD-SOI2018. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, ITALY, May 27-30, 2018.
Wireless Communication and Security Issues for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet-of-ThingsProceedings Of The IEEE. 2018. DOI : 10.1109/Jproc.2017.2780172.
Energy-Efficient Near-Threshold Parallel Computing: The PULPv2 ClusterIeee Micro. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/MM.2017.3711645.
Blind detection of polar codes2017. IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS), Lorient, France, October 3-5, 2017. DOI : 10.1109/SiPS.2017.8109977.
PolarBear: A 28-nm FD-SOI ASIC for Decoding of Polar CodesIEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/JETCAS.2017.2745704.
High-Speed Wireline Link DesignLausanne, EPFL, 2017. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7758.
Multipliers-Driven Perturbation of Coefficients for Low-Power Operation in Reconfigurable FIR FiltersIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/TCSI.2017.2698138.
Automated Integration of Dual-Edge Clocking for Low-Power Operation in Nanometer NodesACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. 2017. DOI : 10.1145/3054744.
Polar codes and APSK modulation - Just good friendsInformation Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, CA, USA, Feb. 12-17, 2017.
Comparison of Polar Decoders with Existing Low-Density Parity-Check and Turbo Decoders2017. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, CA, USA, Mar. 2017. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/WCNCW.2017.7919106.
An FPGA-Based 4 Mbps Secret Key Distillation Engine for Quantum Key Distribution SystemsJournal Of Signal Processing Systems For Signal Image And Video Technology. 2017. DOI : 10.1007/s11265-015-1086-1.
A Multi-Gbps Unrolled Hardware List Decoder Systematic Polar Code2016. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 2016. p. 1194-1198. DOI : 10.1109/ACSSC.2016.7869561.
Spatial Multiplexing of QPSK Signals With a Single Radio: Antenna Design and Over-the-Air ExperimentsIeee Transactions On Antennas And Propagation. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/Tap.2016.2624138.
High-Speed Link With Trellis-Coded Modulation and Reed Solomon Coding2016. IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN), Berlin, GERMANY, OCT 31-NOV 02, 2016.
Hardware Decoders for Polar Codes: An Overview2016. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Montreal, CANADA, MAY 22-25, 2016. p. 149-152.
Statistical Fault Injection for Impact-Evaluation of Timing Errors on Application Performance2016. 53rd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, TX, JUN 05-09, 2016. DOI : 10.1145/2897937.2696095.
A 4.1 pJ/b 25.6 Gb/s 4-PAM Reduced-State Sliding-Block Viterbi Detector in 14 nm CMOS2016. 46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC) / 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, SEP 12-15, 2016. p. 309-312.
Approximate Computing for Unreliable Silicon2016. 11th IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS).
A Process Compensated Gain Cell Embedded-DRAM for Ultra-Low-Power Variation-Aware Design2016. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Montreal, CANADA, MAY 22-25, 2016. p. 1006-1009.
Power, Area, and Performance Optimization of Standard Cell Memory Arrays Through Controlled PlacementAcm Transactions On Design Automation Of Electronic Systems. 2016. DOI : 10.1145/2890498.
Microarchitectural Low-Power Design Techniques for Embedded MicroprocessorsLausanne, EPFL, 2016. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7168.
Hardware implementation aspects of polar decoders and ultra high-speed LDPC decodersLausanne, EPFL, 2016. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7297.
Cross-Layer Energy-Efficiency Optimization of Packet Based Wireless MIMO Communication SystemsJournal Of Signal Processing Systems For Signal Image And Video Technology. 2016. DOI : 10.1007/s11265-015-1003-7.
Ultra Low Voltage Synthesizable Memories: A Trade-Off Discussion in 65 nm CMOSIeee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/Tcsi.2016.2537931.
Modulation, Coding, and Receiver Design for Gigabit mmWave CommunicationLausanne, EPFL, 2016. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7111.
A Low-Power Correlator for Wakeup Receivers with Algorithm Pruning through Early Termination2016. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Montreal, Canada, May 22-25, 2016. p. 2667-2670.
193 MOPS/mW @ 162 MOPS, 0.32V to 1.15V voltage range multi-core accelerator for energy efficient parallel and sequential digital processing2016. 2016 IEEE Symposium in Low-Power and High-Speed Chips (COOL CHIPS XIX), Yokohama, Japan, April 20-22, 2016. DOI : 10.1109/CoolChips.2016.7503670.
Silicon-Proven, Per-Cell Retention Time Distribution Model for Gain-Cell Based eDRAMsIeee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/Tcsi.2015.2512706.
Digital Predistortion of Power Amplifier Non-Linearities for Full-Duplex Transceivers2016. 17th IEEE International workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 3-6, 2016.
DynOR: A 32-bit Microprocessor in 28 nm FD-SOI with Cycle-By-Cycle Dynamic Clock Adjustment2016. 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), Lausanne, Switzerland, September 12-15, 2016. p. 261-264.
Sliding Window Spectrum Sensing for Full-Duplex Cognitive Radios with Low Access-Latency2016. IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference, Nanjing, China, 15-18 May.
Statistical Fault Injection for Impact-Evaluation of Timing Errors on Application Performance2016. 53rd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin, Texas, USA, June 5-9, 2016. p. 13:1-13:6. DOI : 10.1145/2897937.2898095.
Energy vs. Reliability Trade-offs Exploration in Biomedical Ultra-Low Power Devices2016. Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE '16), Dresden, Germany, March 14-18, 2016. p. 838-841.
Single-Supply 3T Gain-Cell for Low-Voltage Low-Power ApplicationsIeee Transactions On Very Large Scale Integration (Vlsi) Systems. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/TVLSI.2015.2394459.
Method and apparatus for low complexity spectral analysis of bio-signalsUS9760536 ; US2015220486 ; EP2884884 ; WO2014027329 . 2015.
Power analysis and optimization of on-board processing for the EFM32 microprocessor2015
Automated Performance Characterization of Dynamic Clock Adjustment Techniques on an OpenRISC ISS2015
An FPGA-based Accelerator for Rapid Simulation of SC Decoding of Polar Codes2015. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, Cairo, Egypt, December 6-9, 2015.
Digital Synchronization for Symbol-spaced IEEE802.11ad Gigabit mmWave Systems2015. 2015 22nd IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), Cairo, Egypt, December 06-09, 2015. p. 637-640.
Energy-Proportional Single-Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization for mmWave Wireless Communication2015. 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, USA, November 8-11, 2015.
A 3.52 Gb/s mmWave Baseband with Delayed Decision Feedback Sequence Estimation in 40 nm2015. 2015 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), Xiamen, Fujian, China, November 9-11, 2015. p. 193-196.
An Evolved GSM/EDGE Baseband ASIC Supporting Rx DiversityIeee Journal Of Solid-State Circuits. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Jssc.2015.2417802.
LLR-Based Successive Cancellation List Decoding of Polar CodesIeee Transactions On Signal Processing. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Tsp.2015.2439211.
Concurrent Spectrum Sensing and Transmission for Cognitive Radio using Self-Interference Cancellation2015. 16th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Hangzhou, China, 22-25 06 2015. p. 407-408. DOI : 10.1145/2746285.2764932.
Baseband and RF hardware impairments in full-duplex wireless systems: experimental characterisation and suppressionEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2015. DOI : 10.1186/s13638-015-0350-1.
Fractionally Spaced Complex Sub-Nyquist Sampling for Multi-Gigabit 60 GHz Wireless Communication2015. Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, August 2-5, 2015.
Circuits and Techniques for Dynamic Timing Monitoring in MicroprocessorsNanotera Annual Meeting 2015, Bern, Switzerland, May 5, 2015.
Enhancing Design Space Exploration by Extending CPU/GPU Specifications onto FPGAsAcm Transactions On Embedded Computing Systems. 2015. DOI : 10.1145/2656207.
Approximate Computing With Unreliable Dynamic Memories2015. International New Circuits And Systems Conference (NEWCAS), Grenoble, France, June 7-10, 2015.
Energy versus Data Integrity Trade-Offs in Embedded High-Density Logic Compatible Dynamic Memories2015. DATE 2015, Grenoble, France, March 9-13, 2015.
Mitigating the Impact of Faults in Unreliable Memories For Error-Resilient Applications2015. Design Automation Conference (DAC'15), San Francisco, California, USA, June 7-11, 2015. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1145/2744769.2744871.
An Overlap-Contention Free True-Single-Phase Clock Dual-Edge-Triggered Flip-Flop2015. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Lisbon, Portugal, May, 2015. DOI : 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7169017.
Refresh-Free Dynamic Standard-Cell Based Memories: Application to a QC-LDPC Decoder2015. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Lisbon, Portugal, May, 2015. DOI : 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7168911.
Exploiting Dynamic Timing Margins in Microprocessors for Frequency-Over-Scaling with Instruction-Based Clock Adjustment2015. The Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Grenoble, France, March 9-13, 2015.
Ultra-Low Power Multicore Architecture For Parallel Biomedical Signal ProcessingWO2013136259 ; WO2013136259 . 2014.
Retention Time Characterization of Commercial DRAM Modules Using an FPGA-based Test Platform2014
Enabling Complexity-Performance Trade-Offs for Successive Cancellation Decoding of Polar Codes2014. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Honolulu, HI, JUN 29-JUL 04, 2014. p. 2977-2981.
Restructuring of Arithmetic Circuits with Biconditional Binary Decision DiagramsUniversity Booth at DATE 2014, Dresden, Germany, March 24-28, 2014.
Energy Efficiency through Significance-Based ComputingComputer. 2014.
Cross Layer Energy-Efficiency Optimization For Cognitive Radio Transceivers2014. [IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)', u'IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)'].
Robust Asynchronous Indoor Localization Using Led Lighting2014. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, ITALY, MAY 04-09, 2014.
Correlation Based Phase Noise Compensation in 60 GHz Wireless Systems2014. 2014 IEEE 28-th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Eilat, Israel, December, 3-5, 2014.
4T Gain-Cell with internal-feedback for ultra-low retention power at scaled CMOS nodes2014. 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Melbourne VIC, Australia, 1-5 June 2014. p. 2177-2180. DOI : 10.1109/ISCAS.2014.6865600.
Variability-Aware Design Space Exploration of Embedded Memories2014. 28th IEEE Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Eilat, Israel, December 3-5, 2014.
Hardware Architecture for List Successive Cancellation Decoding of Polar CodesIeee Transactions On Circuits And Systems Ii-Express Briefs. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/Tcsii.2014.2327336.
Energy Efficient VLSI Circuits for MIMO-WLANLausanne, EPFL, 2014. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-6386.
A Wireless Body Sensor Network For Activity Monitoring With Low Transmission Overhead2014. The 12th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, Milan, 25-29.08.2014.
Energy/Reliability Trade-Offs in Low-Voltage ReRAM-Based Non-Volatile Flip-Flop DesignIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part 1 Regular Papers. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/TCSI.2014.2334891.
Cross-Layer Inexact Design for Low-Power ApplicationsNanoTera Annual Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering