Transformative scalable systems, such as massive MIMO communication or dense ad-hoc wireless sensor networks (WSN), require reconfigurable and scalable RF systems with graceful tradeoffs between power and performance. Our research addresses these challenges by focusing on co-design of active and passive RF devices/circuits at the two ends of these tradeoffs – ultra low-power for dense sensor-networks and high performance for scalable, reconfigurable RF/mm-wave arrays.
Aug 2017 We currently have openings for two Ph.D. students and opening for a post-doctoral student: Please send an email to Prof. Natarajan with your CV.
June 2017: Dr. Natarajan received the 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award!
June 2017: Yao's paper on dual-polarization 60GHz antenna co-integration accepted to 2017 IEEE BCTM.
Feb. 2017: Kai and Jian's paper on low-power mm-wave array FSK TX accepted to 2017 IEEE IMS.
Feb. 2017: Kai, Abhishek, Ashwin and Manoj's work on the single wire communication link accepted to 2017 IEEE IMS and nominated for best student paper. Congrats!
Feb. 2017: Kamala's paper on ultra low-power wake-up receiver accepted to 2017 IEEE RFIC
Feb. 2017: Abhishek's paper on sequence mixing mixers for spatial and code-domain interferer rejection accepted to 2017 RFIC and 2017 IMS.
Sep. 2016: Dr. Natarajan received the Oregon State Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award INGENIUM: CoE Blog
July 2016: Our project on wirelessly-powered sensors adjusted Best Faculty Project in the CDADIC center for 2015-2106. Congrats Yao, Jian and Kai!
July 2016: Our project on wirelessly-powered sensors featured in the 2016 Compendium of Industry Nominated Tech Breakthroughs compiled by the NSF.
June 2016: Robin Garg defends his M.S. Thesis. Congrats Robin!
June 2016: Leon Su is an Honors College Graduate. Congrats Leon! Welcome!
Mar. 2016: Manoj Johnson joins the research group as a doctoral student. Welcome!
Feb 2016: Dr. Natarajan received the NSF CAREER award for pursuing research and teaching on next-generation integrated MIMO transmitter and receivers.
Jan 2016: Sanket Jain and Yunqi Wang's work on spatial cancellation in MIMO receivers accepted for presentation at 2016 IEEE RFIC. Congrats Sanket and Yunqi!
Jan 2016: Amro Tork and Dr. Natarajan's work on reconfigurable Butler matrix accepted for presentation at 2016 IEEE IMS. Nominated for Best Student Paper. Congrats Amro!
Nov 2015: Yunqi Wang defends his M.S. Thesis. Congrats Yunqi!
Oct 2015: Congrats to Abhishek Agrawal! His paper on a scalable 28GHz coupled-PLL has been accepted for presentation at IEEE ISSCC 2016
Oct 2015: Congrats to Jian Kang! His paper on a sensitive rectifier-antenna for RF energy harvesting has been accepted for presentation at IEEE ISSCC 2016
Oct 2015: Congrats to Yunqi Wang, Yao Liu and Abhishek Agrawal! Their paper on a high-resolution 77GHz Digitally-controlled Oscillator has been accepted for presentation at IEEE SiRF 2016 during IEEE Radio Wireless Week
Oct 2015: Congrats to Jian Kang! His work on wirelessly-powered low power TX/RX has been accepted for presentation at IEEE WiSNET 2016 during IEEE Radio Wireless Week
Sep 2015: Kamala Raghavan joins the research group as a doctoral student. Welcome!
Feb 2015: Congrats to Abhishek Agrawal! His paper on a 6.4GHz-14GHz wide-tuning range VCO with 188dB FoM accepted to IEEE RFIC 2015. The IC achieves state-of-the-at performance for octave tuning range VCOs > 10GHz while ensuring smaller area.
Feb 2015: Congrats to Jian Kang! His paper on a wirelessly-powered UWB transmitter accepted to IEEE RFIC 2015. The IC achieves state-of-the-art sensitivity for RF energy harvesting using an antenna-IC co-integration approach and has been nominated for the Best Student Paper Award.
December 2014: Jash's paper on a ~1mW 2.4GHz receiver for WBAN appears in IEEE JSSC
September 2014: Oregon State High-speed Integrated Circuits Lab receives funding from Intel to investigate short-range wireless links
September 2014: Sanket Jain and Kai Zhan join the research group as doctoral students. Robin Garg joins the group as a M.S. student. Welcome!
May 2014: Jash got his Ph.D. Congrats, Dr. Cheng. Good luck at Maxim!
Jan 2014: Oregon State High-speed Integrated Circuits Lab receives funding from the DARPA Arrays at Commercial Timescales program
October 2013: Jiao (Jash) Cheng's paper on "A 1.3mW, 0.6V, WBAN-Compatible, Sub-Sampling PSK Receiver in 65nm-CMOS" accepted for publication at ISSCC 2014. Congratulations to Jash!
September 2013: Jian Kang joins the research group as a doctoral student
July 2013: Oregon State High-speed Integrated Circuits Lab receives funding from CDADIC to investigate on-chip antennas at mm-wave frequencies
July 2013: Oregon State High-speed Integrated Circuits Lab receives funding from the USDA to investigate sensors for insect tracking in collaboration with Professor Sujaya Rao and Professor Patrick Chiang at Oregon State
June 2013: 94 GHz phased arrays designed by Dr. Natarajan and colleagues at IBM Research - "A Fully-Integrated Dual-Polarization 16-Element W-band Phased-Array Transceiver in SiGe BiCMOS," presented at IEEE RFIC 2013
March 2013: Abhishek Agrawal and Yao Liu join the research group as doctoral students