M. C. Frank Chang

M. C. Frank Chang

M. C. Frank Chang
Distinguished Professor, and Wintek Chair in Electrical Engineering
Primary Area: Circuits & Embedded Systems

Office: 56-147M Engr. IV
Phone: (310) 794-1633
E-mail:
Research Lab: High Speed Electronics Lab

Research and Teaching Interests:
High-speed semiconductors devices, integrated circuits for digital, analog, microwave, mm-wave terahertz systems, RF/wireless interconnects
Awards and Recognitions
2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – 3rd Place
Y.-H. Wu, Y.-C. Kuan, M.-C.F. Chang, “Interference-Tolerant Multi-User Radar System Using One-Coincidence Frequency Hopping Code with 1GHz Bandwidth at 24GHz”
2015 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
2014 John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award from the Engineers’ Council “for transformative contributions in undergraduate engineering education to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century, and for pioneering research in high-speed, high frequency semiconductor devices, materials and integrated circuits.”
2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Taiwan University
2013 Honorary Doctor of Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2013 Honorary Doctor of Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2012 Fellow, Academia Sinica
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern California Chiao Tung University Alumni Association
2012 Honorary Chair Professor, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
2012 Honorary Chair Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2012 Honorary Chair Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
2012 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award
D. Murphy, A. Hafez, A. Mirzaei, M. Mikhemar, H. Darabi, F. Chang, A. Abidi, “A Blocker-Tolerant Wideband Noise-Cancelling Receiver with a 2dB Noise Figure”
2012 ISSCC Distinguished Technical Paper Award and Jack Kilby Best Student Paper Award
D. Murphy, A. Hafez, A. Mirzaei, M. Mikhemar, H. Darabi, F. Chang, A. Abidi, “A Blocker-Tolerant Wideband Noise-Cancelling Receiver with a 2dB Noise Figure”
2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – 3rd Place
A. Tang, Q. Gu, Z. Xu, G. Virbila, M.-C.F. Chang, “A Max 349 GHz 18.2mW/Pixel CMOS Tri-Color Intermodulated Regenerative Receiver for Tri-Color mm-Wave Imaging”
2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – Honorable Mention
A. Tang, D. Murphy, F. Hsiao, Q.J. Gu, Z. Xu, G. Virbila, Y.-H. Wang, H. Wu, “A CMOS 135-150 GHz 0.4 dBm EIRP Transmitter with 5.1dB P1dB Extension Using IF Envelope Feed-Forward Gain Compensation”
2011 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT) Best Paper Award
Q.J. Gu, Z. Xu, M.-C.F. Chang, “Millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave circuits for integrated system-on-a-chip”
2010 Honorary Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2010 IEEE Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) Best Paper of Conference Award
J.Y.-C. Liu, Q.J. Gu, T. LaRocca, N.-Y. Wang, Y.-C. Wu, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 60GHz High Gain Transformer-Coupled Differential Power Amplifier in 65nm CMOS”
2009 Honorary Chair Professorship, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009 CESASC Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Conference (RFIC) Best Paper Award
T. LaRocca, J. Liu, F. Wang, M.-C.F. Chang, “Embedded DiCAD linear phase shifter for 57-65GHz reconfigurable direct frequency modulation in 90nm CMOS”
2008 National Academy of Engineering
2008 Honorary Professorship, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2008 Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award
2008 IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) – Best Paper Award
M. C. F. Chang, J. Cong, A. Kaplan, M. Naik, G. Reinman, E. Socher, S.-W. Tam, “CMP Network-on-Chip Overlaid With Multi-Band RF-Interconnect
2006 IEEE David Sarnoff Award for his “development of HBT power amplifiers leading to their commercialization in wireless communications.” The Sarnoff and IEEE-wide award that is bestowed annually by IEEE in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of electronics.
2002 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, National Tsing Hua University
1997 Distinguished Alumnus, National Chiao Tung University
1996 IEEE Fellow
1993 Leonardo da Vinci Award (Rockwell International Engineer of the Year)

 

Selected Publications
  • B. Drouin, A. Tang, E. Schlecth, E. Brageot, Q.J. Gu, Y. Ye, R. Shu, M.-C.F. Chang, Y. Kim, “A CMOS Millimeter-wave Transceiver Embedded in a Semi-confocal Fabry-Perot Cavity for Molecular Spectroscopy”, The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 145, issue 7, pp. 074201-1 – 074201-6, Aug 2016
  • Y. Du, W.-H. Cho, Y. Li, C.-H. Wong, J. Du, P.-T. Huang, Z.-Z. Chen, S.J. Lee, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 14.7mW 16Gb/s Cognitive Tri-Band Serial Link Source-Synchronous Transmitter Supporting PAM-16 / 256-QAM and Channel Response Detection in 28 nm CMOS”, Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Jun 2016
  • Z.-Z. Chen, Y. Li, Y.-C. Kuan, L. Kong, Y. Du, B. Hu, M.-C.F. Chang, “Digital Phase-Locked Loop for Phase Noise Cancellation in Ring-Based I/Q Receiver”, Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Jun 2016
  • L. Du, C. Liu, A. Tang, Y. Zhang, M.-C.F., “Airtouch: A Single Layer 3D Touch Sensing System for Human/Machine Interactions in Mobile Devices”, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, Jun 2016
  • C. Liu, Y.-H. Wang, Y.-K. Chen, M.-C.F. Chang, “An 28nm 1.8GHz SRAM with High Temperature Variation Immunity for Deep Learning Applications”, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, Jun 2016
  • R. Al Hadi, Y. Zhao, Y. Li, Y. Du, M.-C.F. Chang, “Retroactive Terahertz Displacement Sensor in a Standard 65nm CMOS Technology”, OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Paper STh3I.3, Jun 2016
  • M.-C.F. Chang, Y.-T. Chen, J. Cong, P.T. Huang, C.-L. Kuo, C.H. Yu, “The SMEM Seeding Algorithm Acceleration for DNA Sequence Alignment”, IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, pp. 32-39, May 2016
  • Y.-H. Wu, Y.-C. Kuan, M.-C.F. Chang, “Interference-Tolerant Multi-User Radar System Using One-Coincidence Frequency Hopping Code with 1GHz Bandwidth at 24GHz”, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Paper TH1G-2, May 2016 – Best Paper Award – 3rd Place
  • A. Tang, T. Reck, R. Shu, L. Samoska, Y. Kim, Y. Ye, Q. Gu, B. Drouin, R. Al Hadi, Y. Xu, S. Sarkozy, R. Li, M.-C.F. Chang, I. Mehdi, “A W-band 65nm CMOS/InP-Hybrid Radiometer & Passive Imager”, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Paper WE3F-2, May 2016
  • R. Al Hadi, Y. Zhao, Y. Li, Y. Du, C. Curwen, B. Williams, M.-C.F. Chang, “A Spectral Profiling Method of mm-Wave and Terahertz Radiation Sources”, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Paper WE2F-4, May 2016
  • A. Tang, T. Reck, Y. Kim, G. Virbila, G. Chattopadhyay, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 65nm CMOS 88-105 GHz DDFS-Based Fractional Synthesizer for High Resolution Planetary Exploration Spectroscopy”, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Paper TU3E-3, May 2016
  • Y. Li, W. Cho, Y. Du, J. Du, P.-T. Huang, S.J. Lee, M.-C.F. Chang, “Carrier Synchronization for Multiband RF Interconnect (MRFI) to Facilitate Chip-to-Chip Wireline Communication”, Electronic Letters, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 535-536, Apr 2016
  • A. Tang, Y. Kim, M.-C.F. Chang, “Logic-I/O Threshold Comparing y-Dosimeter in Radiation Insensitive Deep-Sub-Micro CMOS”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 1247-1250, Apr 2016
  • B. Hu, F. Ren, Z.-Z. Chen, X. Jiang, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 9-Bit TDC-Assisted Compressive-Sensing ADC with 4GS/s Equivalent Speed”, Electronic Letters, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 430-432, Mar 2016
  • W. Cho, Y. Li, Y. Du, C.-H. Wong, J. Du, P.-T. Huang, S.J. Lee, H.-N. Chen, C.P., Jou, F.-L. Hsueh, M.-C.F., Chang, “A 38mW 40Gb/s 4-Lane Tri-Band 4-PAM/16-QAM Transceiver in 28nm CMOS for High-Speed Memory Interface”, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pp. 184-185, Feb 2016
  • Y. Zhao, Z.-Z. Chen, G. Virbila, Y. Xu, R. Al Hadi, Y. Kim, A. Tang, T. Reck, H.-N. Chen, C.P. Jou, F.-L. Hsueh, M.-C.F., Chang, “An Integrated 0.56THz Frequency Syntheiszer with 21GHz Locking Range and -74dBc/Hz Phase Noise at 1MHz Offset in 65nm CMOS”, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pp. 36-37, Feb 2016
  • A. Tang, Y. Kim, M.-C.F., Chang, “A 65nm CMOS 330 Mb/s Microwave Backscatter Link at 2.4 to 2.9 GHz with Ambient Blocker Cancellation”, IEEE Microwave Wireless Component Letters, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 61-63, Jan 2016
  • H. Wu, M. Mikhemar, D. Murphy, H. Darabi, M.-C.F. Chang, “A Blocker-Tolerant Inductor-Less Wideband Receiver with Phase and Thermal Noise Cancellation”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 50, no. 12, pp. 2948-2964, Dec 2015
  • A. Tang, M.-C.F. Chang, “CMOS self-healing techniques for calibration and optimization of mm-wave transceivers”, In: Digitally-Assisted Analog and Analog-Assisted Digital IC Designs, Edited by X. Jiang, Cambridge University Press, pp. 174-196 (2015) [Book Chapter]
  • F. Hsiao, A. Tang, Y. Kim, B. Drouin, G. Chattopadhyay, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 2.2 GS/s 188mW Spectrometer Processor in 65nm CMOS for Supporting Low-Power THz Planetary Instruments”, IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 3 pp., Sep 2015
  • W.-H. Cho, Y. Li, Y. Kim, P.-T. Huang, Y. Du, S.J. Lee, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 5.4-mW 4-Gb/s 5-band QPSK Transceiver for Frequency-division Multiplexing Memory Interface”, IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 4 pp., Sep 2015
  • P.H. Siegel, A. Tang, G. Virbila, Y. Kim, M.-C.F. Chang, “Compact Non-invasive Millimeter-wave Glucose Sensor”, IEEE International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), pp. 1-3, Aug 2015
  • H.-C. Lu, H.-P. Chen, Y. Zhoa, M.-C.F. Chang, “On-chip Bi-Semicircular Slot Antenna at 550 GHz for 2×4 Coherent Source Array in 65nm CMOS Technology”, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, pp. 1460-1461, Jul 2015
  • M.-S. Chen, M.-C.F. Chang, C.-K.K. Yang, “A Low-PDP and Low-area Repeater Using Passive CTLE for On-Chip Interconnects”, IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, C244-C245, Jun 2015
  • B.J. Drouin, A. Tang, E.T. Schlecht, A.M. Daly, E. Brageot, Q.J. Gu, Y. Ye, R. Shu, M.-C.F. Chang, R. Kim, “Implementation of CMOS Millimeter-Wave Devices for Rotational Spectroscopy”, International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Jun 2015
  • Y.-C. Kuan, Y.-K. Lo, Y. Kim, M.-C.F. Chang, W. Liu, “Wireless Gigabit Data Telemetry for Large-Scale Neural Recording”, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 949-957, May 2015
  • A. Tang, F. Hsiao, Y. Kim, L. Du, L. Kong, G. Virbila, Y. Kuan, C. Lee, G. Chattopadhyay, N. Chahat, T. Reck, I. Mehdi, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 95 GHz Centimeter Scale Precision Confined Pathway System-on-Chip Navigation Processor for Autonomous Vehicles in 65nm CMOS”, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Paper WE2H-2, May 2015
  • Z.-Z. Chen, A. Tang, Y. Kim, G. Virbila, T. Reck, J. Yei, Y. Du, G. Chattopadhyay, M.-C.F., “A Wide-band 65nm CMOS 28-34 GHz Synthesizer Module Enabling Low Power Heterodyne Spectrometers for Planetary Exploration”, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Paper TU2B-5, May 2015
  • Y. Zhao, H.-C. Lu, H.-P. Chen, Y.-T. Chang, R. Huang, M.-C. F. Chang, “A 0.54-0.55 THz 2×4 Coherent Source Array with EIRP of 24.4 dBm in 65nm CMOS Technology,” IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2015), May 2015
  • F.-T. Chen, J.-M. Wu, M.-C.F. Chang, “40-Gb/s 0.7-V 2:1 MUX and 1:2 DEMUX with Transformer-Coupled Technique for SerDes Interface”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-1), vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 1042-1051, Apr 2015
  • G. Chattopadhyay, T. Reck, A. Tang, C. Jung-Kubiak, C. Lee, J. Siles, E. Schlecth, Y.M. Kim, M.-C.F. Chang, I. Mehdi, “Compact Terahertz Instruments for Planetary Missions”, IEEE European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 4 pp, Apr 2015 (Best Paper Nomination)
  • H. Wu, N. Wang, Y. Du, and M.-C. F.Chang, “A Blocker-Tolerant Current Mode 60-GHz Receiver with 7.5-GHz Bandwidth and 3.8-dB Minimum NF in 65-nm CMOS“, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (TMTT), vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 1053-1062, Mar. 2015
  • H. Wu, M. Mikhemar, D. Murphy, H. Darabi, M.-C. F. Chang, “A Highly-Linear Inductor-less Wideband Receiver with Phase and Thermal Noise Cancellation”, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2015), pp. 30-31, Feb. 22-26, 2015
  • L. Du, Y. Zhang, F. Hsiao, A. Tang, Y. Zhao, Y. Li, J. Chen, L. Huang, M.-C. F. Chang, “A 2.3mW 11cm Range Bootstrapped and Correlated Double Sampling (BCDS) 3D Touch Sensor for Mobile Devices”, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2015), pp. 122-123, Feb. 22-26, 2015
  • Z.-Z. Chen, Y.-H. Wang, J. Shin, Y. Zhao, S. Mirhaj, Y.-C. Kuan, H.-N. Chen, C.-P. Jou, F.-L. Hsueh, M.-C. F. Chang, “A Sub-Sampling Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer with -111dBc/Hz In-Band Phase Noise and an FOM of -242dB”, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2015), pp. 268-269, Feb. 22-26, 2015
  • Z.W. Xu, Q.J. Gu, Y.C. Wu, M.-C.F. Chang, “Integrated D-band Transmitter and Receiver for Wireless Data Communication in 65 nm CMOS”, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 171-179, Jan 2015