Instructor Ali Darwish has prepared a premium tutorial (part 1 of 3) on Integrated Circuits for mmWave. This new premium tutorial is now available for all RF Mentor Academy Subscribers.
Ali Darwish, Ph. D., received his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in 1996. In 1990, he joined COMSAT Laboratories where he conducted the experimental work on his M. S. thesis. In 1992, he joined the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group, MIT as a research assistant. In 1997, he co-founded Amcom Communications Inc., a leading supplier of high power microwave integrated circuits. At Amcom Communications he served as the vice president of product development where he designed and commercialized several product lines. In May 2003 he joined a US government research lab where he conducted research on wide bandgap materials (GaN), thermal analysis of active devices, and novel MMIC concepts.
Dr. Darwish designed several state-of-the-art monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) including an X-band low phase noise oscillator, GaN mm-wave power amplifiers, SiGe mm-wave amplifiers, broadband high power amplifiers (in the L-, S-, X-, Ku-, and Ka-band), mixers, digital attenuator, and phase shifters. Dr. Darwish is an associate editor of IEEE Microwave Magazine, an adjunct faculty member with John Hopkins University, and an instructor with Besser Associates. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an active member of MTT-S. His areas of expertise include novel techniques in millimeter-wave MMICs [in GaN and gallium arsenide (GaAs)], sub-terahertz communications, and reliability and thermal characterization of MMICs. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers.
Tutorial topics include:
We are re-organizing material from Rick Fornes' RF Wireless Circuits, Systems and Test Fundamentals course by topic area and making those topics available as individual "lessons" in a new "a la Carte" format. Each lesson includes between 1 - 2 hours of lecture and notes. These are now available to subscribers in the new RF and Wireless a la Carte (178) course.
Available lessons now include:
Other lessons from course 112 to be reorganized into this topic-based format include: