Maher Kayal

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Adjunct Professor

maher.kayal@epfl.ch +41 21 693 39 81 http://elab.epfl.ch/

Citizenship : Swiss

Birth date : 03.12.1959

EPFL STI IEL GR-KA
ELB 338 (Bâtiment ELB)
Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://elab.epfl.ch/

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Fields of expertise

Power and Energy Management
Mixed-mode Circuits design
Sensors interface and signal processiong
CAD tools for mixed-mode circuits

Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Microengineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics

Courses

Electronic circuits and systems

This course presents the analysis and design of electronic circuits and systems in discrete and integrated form. The focus is on applications in the field of telecommunications.

Advanced analog IC design

This course is aimed at providing engineers with up-to-date information on important current issues of design in analog and mixed-mode integrated circuits. In general, the content of the lectures covers introduction, state-of-the-art in the specific field and practical case studies.

IC design for robustness

This course is aimed at providing engineers with up-to-date information on important current issues of design in analog and mixed-mode integrated circuits. In general, the content of the lectures covers introduction, state-of-the-art in the specific field and practical case studies.

Low-voltage analog CMOS IC design

The course is covering following aspects: MOS Transistor Modeling for Low-Voltage and Low-Power Circuit Design, Noise Performance of Elementary Transistor Stages, Stability of Operational Amplifiers, Important Opamp Configurations and Distortion in Elementary Transistor Circuits.

Power management

The objective of this course is to discuss the state-of-the-art in low-power analog and digital system design, with special emphasis on transistor level measures to limit and to control the power dissipation of portable systems.

PLLs and clock & data recovery

The course is covering following aspects: Fundamentals of Analog PLLs, Interference Effects, Deadzone and Phase Noise, VCO Design, All-Digital PLL Architecture and Implementation, Digitally-Controlled Oscillator, Time-to-Digital Converter, RC-Oscillators, Designing XTAL and MEMS Oscillator.

Techniques for Handling Noise and Variability in Analog Circuits

Fundamentals of Noise in Electronic Devices, Random Mismatch Origins, Noise Analysis in Continuous-Time and Sampled-Data Circuits, Analyzing Mismatch and Yield in Analog Circuits, Noise Cancellation Techniques, Noise Sampling in Switched Capacitor Filters, Offset, CMRR and PSRR.