prof.dr.ir. B. Nauta (Bram)

Distinguished Professor (Universiteitshoogleraar)

About Me

Bram Nauta was born in 1964 in Hengelo, The Netherlands. In 1987 he received the M.Sc degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. In 1991 he received the Ph.D. degree from the same university on the subject of analog CMOS filters for very high frequencies. In 1991 he joined the Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems Department of Philips Research, Eindhoven the Netherlands. In 1998 he returned to the University of Twente, where he is currently a distinguished professor, heading the IC Design group. Since 2016 he also serves as chair of the EE department at this university. His current research interest is high-speed analog CMOS circuits, software defined radio, cognitive radio and beamforming.

He served as the Editor-in-Chief (2007-2010) of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), and was the 2013 program chair of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He is currently the President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2018-2019 term). 

Also, he served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (1997-1999), and of JSSC (2001-2006). He was in the Technical Program Committee of the Symposium on VLSI circuits (2009-2013) and is in the steering committee and programme committee of the European Solid State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC).  He served as distinguished lecturer of the IEEE,  is co-recipient of the ISSCC 2002 and 2009 "Van Vessem Outstanding Paper Award" and in 2014 he received the ‘Simon Stevin Meester’ award (500.000€), the largest Dutch national prize for achievements in technical sciences. He is fellow of the IEEE and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


Short movie (Youtube) : who is Bram Nauta

Short movie (Youtube / Tweakers.net ) : The chip designs of Bram Nauta


Networks (Circuits)
Electric Potential
Electric Power Utilization
Radio Receivers

Ancillary Activities

  • Else Kooi Foundation (www.ekp.nl)
    Chair Else Kooi Foundation
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society


Analog and RF Frequency Integrated Ciruit design

N-path filters explained (Youtube movie)


Liao, D., Dai, F. F., Nauta, B., & Klumperink, E. (2018). A 2.4 GHz 16-Phase sub-sampling fractional-N PLL with robust soft loop switching. IEEE journal of solid-state circuits, 53(3), 715-727. DOI: 10.1109/JSSC.2018.2791486
Bindra, H. S., Lechevallier, J. B., Annema, A. J., Louwsma, S. M., van Tuijl, A. J. M., & Nauta, B. (2017). Range pre-selection sampling technique to reduce input drive energy for SAR ADCs. In IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC): proceedings of technical papers (pp. 217-220). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ASSCC.2017.8240255
Thijssen, B. J., Klumperink, E. A. M., Quinlan, P., & Nauta, B. (2017). Feedforward phase noise cancellation exploiting a sub-sampling phase detector. IEEE transactions on circuits and systems II: express briefs, PP(99), 1-5. DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2017.2764096
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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2635
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré  C2635
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands