ADCs are used in many applications (such as audio, video, wireless communication systems, sensor interfaces, computers, and so on).Harpe is particularly interested in mobile and medical applications, where it is important to achieve very low power consumption levels (usually micro-Watts or even nano-Watts).
Traditionally, ADCs are considered a power hungry circuit.
They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are essential building blocks in many electronic systems which require digital signal processing and storage of analog signals.
A time-interleaved structure is employed to improve the effective sampling rate without sacrificing energy efficiency.
SAR ADCs are used for each channel to make good use of device scaling.
He is a Senior IEEE member since 2015 and served as IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer in 20, and as IEEE JSSC guest editor for the ESSCIRC 2017 special edition.
Pieter Harpe studied Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology where he received his MSc and Ph D degrees in 20, respectively.
Pieter Harpe is an associate professor with the Mixed Signal Microelectronics research group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering.
He is working in the field of low-power mixed-signal microelectronics with a main focus on Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), but also including other analog and RF circuits.