“A Flexible vision for RF ICs” by Dr. Matan Gal-Katziri

Flexible high-speed systems and architectures have promising and exciting applications at the intersection of communications, imaging, medicine and deployable arrays. The flexibility is expressed in terms of electrical reconfigurability, flexible circuit board materials, and lightweight, bendy interconnects between remote array elements. In this talk I will present my work at Caltech’s High-speed and holistic IC laboratory in developing such systems. Two key elements in our flexible schemes are the utilization of highly functional RFICs to minimize rigid component count, and a holistic, modular design approach which is crucial to future size scaling. Through the talk I will present several exemplary architectures for space, power transfer, communication and sensing applications, and will discuss the high-level considerations, implementation, challenges, and potential uses of such systems.

Matan Gal-Katziri received the B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel in 2009, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2016 and 2020, respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the department of electrical engineering at Caltech, Pasadena, CA. He is a part of Caltech’s Solar-Space Power Program RF design team, where his work on flexible arrays sheets has won the 2020 IMS advanced practice award. His research interests are high-frequency, integrated, and large-scale systems for medical, environmental, industrial and communications applications.

Important: The participation is free of charge, but registration is required