Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 2000, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1997, University of Virginia; M.S, Engineering Physics, 1994, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; B.S., Engineering Physics, 1992, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
The Integrated Circuits and Microsystems Research Group at the Southern Methodist University conducts research to advance the state-of-the-art in the area of mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits and systems. Our lab's primary goal is to enhance circuit performance (speed, power consumption and reliability) for various applications and to utilize challenging research projects to educate and train students with the vision, knowledge and skills needed to succeed. Specific research topics of current interest include high-speed circuits for electrical and optical backplane communications, clocking and synchronization circuits (PLL, DLL and CDR), reconfigurable RF transceivers for wireless cellular and basestation applications, high-performance analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, circuits and systems for radiation and extreme temperature environments, and mixed-signal and RF/mmWave technologies for biomedical, MEMS, sensor and energy applications.
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Jinghong Chen joined the department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas/TX as an Associate Professor in January 2010. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2000. In January 2001, he joined Bell Laboratories, Holmdel/Murray Hill, NJ, as a member of Technical Staff. At Bell Labs and Agere Systems (the formerly microelectronics group of Lucent Technologies), he was involved with high-speed CMOS circuit design for optical and electrical backplane interconnects and wireless communications. In October 2006, he joined Analog Devices, Inc., in Somerset NJ, where he designed circuits and systems for XM Satellite Radio, multimedia home networking, and high-speed SerDes devices. Dr. Chen’s research is focused on the design of high-performance and highly-integrated mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits and systems for computing, communication, energy, biomedical, and sensor applications.
Being a professor means life-long learning to continuously improve myself while helping students improve themselves. It is my belief that, as researchers, we have the responsibility to serve the community by not only advancing the technology, but also by sharing what we have learned. The greatest of discoveries can be made from understanding fundamentals and using sound design principles which allow us to be cautious in our creativity yet open to endless innovation.
EE5393/7393 – Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (High-Speed Communication Circuits); EE 5356/7356 - VLSI Design and Labs; EE3322 – Electronic Circuit II