This seminar event is sponsored by Rethinking Analog Design (RAD), an industry supported research initiative in the area of integrated circuit design. The effort focuses on the development of a new generation of interface and RF electronics that exploit holistic circuit and system level co-design and aims to address the following industry needs:
- Conceptual, technology independent advancement of interface/RF circuits to enable order-of-magnitude improvements in performance and/or power dissipation
- Development of robust interface circuits that are suitable for integration in nanometer technologies with low supply voltage and increased component variability
- Co-development of design tools and methodologies that will help shorten the design cycle while improving portability, documentation and the potential for re-use.
Mark J. Zdeblick is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Proteus Digital Health. Prior to co-founding Proteus Digital Health, Mark Zdeblick served as the chief technology officer for the optical switch group at K2 Optronics. Dr. Zdeblick is also founder, director and past chief technical officer of Redwood Microsystems, developer of the world's highest performance microfabricated valves and electro-fluidic integrated circuits. While working in Professor Calvin Quate's engineering group at Stanford, Dr. Zdeblick invented the microfabricated cantilever beam with an atomically sharp tip that enabled atomic force microscopy. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering (Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma) and a B.A. in architecture, both from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.