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dr.ir. M.S. Oude Alink (Mark)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Mark S. Oude Alink (S'09 - M'14 - SM'19) was born in 1984, in Hengelo, The Netherlands. He received the B.Sc. degree in computer science in 2004 and the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science (both cum laude) in 2008, all from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He received the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from the same university in May 2013 on RF Spectrum Sensing in CMOS Exploiting Crosscorrelation, for which he received the prestigious Else Kooi award. After 5 years in industry, working as an RFIC system & design engineer for Bruco Integrated Circuits, Borne, The Netherlands and as Senior RF IC Design Engineer at Dialog Semiconductor, Hengelo, The Netherlands, he returned to  his alma mater as assistant professor within the IC-Design group. His research focuses on low-power and digitally-assisted analog and RF circuits and systems. He has been serving on the Technical Program committee of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) since 2018, currently as chair of the Analog subcommittee and Best Paper committee, and was Guest Editor for the CICC 2020 and 2021 Special Issues in the Journal of Solid-State Circuits. Since 2022, he is Associate Editor for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters and secretary for the Joint MTT/AP Chapter in the IEEE Benelux Section.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Application Specific Integrated Circuits
Bandwidth
Cognitive Radio
Intermodulation
Intermodulation Distortion
Signal To Noise Ratio
Spectrum Analyzers
Time Measurement

Research

See the Projects tab for information on past and current research projects.

Publications

Recent
Oude Alink, M. S., & Sheikh, F. (2022). Guest Editorial 2021 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. IEEE journal of solid-state circuits, 57(3), 675-676. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2022.3144705
Atanasov, A. N., Mukhtar, W. , Oude Alink, M. S. , & van Vliet, F. E. (2021). A simple and efficient procedure for identifying the compressing stage in Two-Stage Amplifiers. In 2021 IEEE BiCMOS and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Technology Symposium (BCICTS) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/BCICTS50416.2021.9682499
Gu, Q. J. , & Oude Alink, M. S. (2021). Guest Editorial 2020 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. IEEE journal of solid-state circuits, 56(3), 679-680. [9361508]. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2021.3049704
Atanasov, A. , Oude Alink, M. S. , & van Vliet, F. E. (2019). Densely Interleaved Arrays for Dual-Tone Transmitters. In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PAST43306.2019.9020795
Mikhael, M. R. M. , Oude Alink, M. S. , & Kokkeler, A. B. J. (2018). A cross-correlation sub-sampling receiver for low power applications in a low SINR environment. In 2018 IEEE 9th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) (pp. 1108). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMCON.2018.8614927
Todi, R. , & Oude Alink, M. S. (2017). Stacked Clock-Generation Circuit. (Patent No. US9,679,623B2).

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Projects

5G RF Transceiver Integration (5GRFTI): development of a self-regulating Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) driver for high speed optical links for chip-to-chip and rack-to-rack applications, such as Radio-over-Fiber in 5G basestations.
PhD-student(s): Jelle Bakker
Sponsor(s): Bruco Integrated Circuits,  Holland High Tech
Started: Oct 2020

Analog Approximate Accelerators (AAA): development of a SoC with accelerators that internally implement energy-consuming computations in the analog instead of the digital domain,while minimizing the necessary data converter overhead, and a fair benchmark with optimized digital (approximate) accelerators.
PhD-student(s): Shubham YadavPatrice LegaspiAnojh Rajendra
Sponsor(s): NWO (OTP), armDialog SemiconductorItoM
Started: Jan 2020

Ultra Low-Power Building Blocks (ULPBB): development of ultra low-power elements for the next generation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standard.
PhD-student(s): Maryam Dodangeh
Sponsor(s): Dialog Semiconductor,  Holland High Tech
Started: Dec 2019

Instantaneous Multi-Beam Transmit Architectures: figuring out how to transmit multiple signals (simultaneously) in an antenna array, without compromising on power or linearity, e.g. by using multiple antenna elements per unit cell.
PhD-student(s): Anton Atanasov
Sponsor(s): TNO
Started: May 2019

Finished Projects

  • AD-REM: Ad-hoc Dynamic Radio-spectrum Exploitation via Multi-phase Radio

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2007
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré  C2007
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands