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V. Agarwal MSc (Vishal)

Researcher

About Me

I am a PhD student at the Integrated Circuit Design group at university of Twente, The Netherlands. 

Expertise

Light Emitting Diodes
Silicon
Optical Links
Diodes
Ionization
Temperature
Heating
Detectors

Research

Optocoupling in CMOS (O-i-C)

In ICD group, I work on Optocoupling in CMOS in collaboration with Semiconductor Components (SC) group. In this project, we aim at designing an optocoupler in mainline CMOS process. Optocouplers transmit data using a modulated light source and receive using a photodetector. Due to absence of physical contact, they can also provide high galvanic isolation. Ability to fabricate them in a mainline CMOS process would be very cost effective.

I focus on circuit design aspects of this project. I am looking at designing driver circuits at source end and a read out circuit at receiver end. Our aim is to achieve high data rates along with high galvanic isolation. 

Publications

Recent
Dutta, S., Steeneken, P. G., Agarwal, V. V., Schmitz, J., Annema, A. J., & Hueting, R. J. E. (2017). The avalanche-mode superjunction LED. IEEE transactions on electron devices, 64(4), 1612-1618. DOI: 10.1109/TED.2017.2669645
Dutta, S., Hueting, R. J. E., Agarwal, V. V., & Annema, A. J. (2016). An integrated optical link in 140 nm SOI technology. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO: Science and Innovations 2016 (pp. JW2A.132). (Proceedings Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics). Washington: OSA Publishing. DOI: 10.1364/CLEO_AT.2016.JW2A.132

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room 2724
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré  2724
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands