Mixed Signal Circuit Design

Patrick Kurth, MSc.

 

 

 

Patrick Thomas Kurth

Research Assistant

kurth@tu-berlin.de

+49 30 314-25882

Organization name Mixed Signal Circuit Design
Office EN4
Building E-N
Room E-N 418

Research Assistant

Research Interests

  • Low-noise, high speed oscillators
  • high-precision time-to-digital converters (TDC)
  • All-digital phase-locked loops (ADPLL) for high frequencies (> 50 GHz)
  • Electronic Design Automation with a focus on layout generation

Thesis Offerings

Please see our thesis offerings on our website or directly contact me with any topics that you might be interested in.

Vita
Patrick Kurth (nee Schulz) received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. of electrical engineering in 2015 and 2017, respectively, from the Technische Universität Berlin.
During his studies he worked for nine months at the Mikroelektronik Anwendungszentrum im Land Brandenburg (MAZBr) as circuit and layout designer. In his master thesis, he studied phase noise properties of different oscillator topologies and developed an low-noise oscillator based on active inductors.
He joined the chair of mixed-signal circuit design in november 2017.

Publikationen

2023

Hecht, U.; Ordouei, H.; Ledentsov, N.; Scholz, P.; Kurth, P.; Titkov, I.E.; Ledentsov, N.N.; Gerfers, F.
A 0.4 pJ/bit NRZ Voltage Mode VCSEL Driver for up to 224 Gbit/s SWDM Links
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2023
Publisher: Optical Society of America (OSA)
2023
Wittenhagen, E.; Kurth, P.; Lotfi, N.; Hecht, U.; Edler, J.; Scholz, P.; Gerfers, F.
A 12 GS/s RF-Sampler Employing Inductive Peaking in 22 nm FD-SOI CMOS
18th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)
Publisher: IEEE
2023
Wittenhagen, E.; Kurth, P.; Hecht, U.; Buballa, F.; Linnhoff, S.; Lotfi, N.; Gerfers, F.
A 12 GS/s RF-Sampler Employing Inductive Peaking with >57 dB |THD| and >49.3 dB SNDR in 22 nm FD-SOI CMOS
21th IEEE Interregional NEWCAS Conference (NEWCAS)
Publisher: IEEE
2023
Wittenhagen, E.; Artz, P.; Kurth, P.; Linnhoff, S.; Buballa, F.; Scholz, P.; Gerfers, F.
A Bulk-Controlled 12 GS/s Track and Hold Amplifier with >58 dBc SFDR and >53.5 dB SNDR in 22 nm FD-SOI CMOS
18th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)
Publisher: IEEE
2023
Kurth, P.; Hecht, U.; Buballa, F.; Linnhoff, S.; Ordouei, H.; Gerfers, F.
A Charge Pump for Sub-Sampling Phase-Locked Loops with Virtual Reference Frequency Doubling
2023 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Page 1-5
Publisher: IEEE
2023
Ordouei, H.; Alija, C.; Kurth, P.; Gerfers, F.
A Digital Pre-Distortion Technique Canceling Code-and Voltage-Dependent Output Impedance Errors in Current-Steering DACs
2023 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Page 1-5
Publisher: IEEE
2023
Hecht, U.; Ledentsov Jr., N.; Ordouei, H.; Kurth, P.; Scholz, P.; Ledentsov, N.; Gerfers, F.
Digital Non-Linear Transmitter Equalization for PAM-N-Based VCSEL Links Enabling Robust Data Transmission of 100 Gbit/s and Beyond
Photonics, 10 (3) :280
2023
OpenAccess
Hecht, U.; Ordouei, H.; Ledentsov Jr., N.; Scholz, P.; Kurth, P.; Ledentsov, N.; Gerfers, F.
True Voltage-Mode NRZ VCSEL Transmitter enabling 60 Gbit/s at 0.37 pJ/bit in 22 nm FDSOI
IEEE 49th European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC)
Publisher: IEEE
2023

2022

Wittenhagen, E.; Kurth, P.; Kaiser, T.; Gerfers, F.
A TI 12 GS/s Sampled Beam-Forming Receiver for a 2x2 Antenna-Array with 69 dBc SFDR
29th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS)
Publisher: IEEE
2022
Kurth, P.; Nickel, P.; Hecht, U.; Gerfers, F.
A Divider-less General PLL Lock Assist and Automatic Frequency Calibration System for Millimeter-Wave Sub-Sampling Phase-Locked Loops
29th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Page 1-4
Publisher: IEEE
2022
Kurth, P.; Misselwitz, K.; Scholz, P.; Hecht, U.; Gerfers, F.
A 0.007 mm2 48 - 53 GHz Low-Noise LC-Oscillator using an Ultra-Compact High-Q Resonator
14th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC), Page 104-107
Publisher: IEEE
2022

2021

Kurth, P.; Misselwitz, K.; Hecht, U.; Gerfers, F.
A 56 GHz 19 fs RMS-Jitter Sub-Sampling Phase-Locked Loop for 112 Gbit/s Transceivers
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Page 1-5
Publisher: IEEE
2021
Kurth, P.; Hecht, U.; Wittenhagen, E.; Gerfers, F.
A Divider-less Automatic Frequency Calibration for Millimeter-Wave Sub-Sampling Phase-Locked Loops
IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), Page 718-721
Publisher: IEEE
2021

2020

Kurth, P.; Misselwitz, K.; Hecht, U.; Gerfers, F.
A Transmission-Line-based Phase Shifter for High-Speed, Ultra-Low-Power N-PSK Transmitters
27th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS)
Publisher: IEEE
2020
Ledentsov, N. N.; Shchukin, V.A.; Kalosha, V.P.; Ledentsov, N.; Chorchos, L.; Turkiewicz, J. P.; Hecht, U.; Kurth, P.; Gerfers, F.; Lavrencik, J.; Varughese, S.; Ralph, S. E.
Optical Interconnects Using Single-Mode and Multi-Mode VCSEL and Multi-Mode Fiber
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2020, Page M3D.1
Publisher: Optical Society of America
2020
Ledentsov, N.; Chorchos, L.; Makarov, O.; Kropp, J.-R.; Shchukin, V.; Kalosha, V. P.; Hecht, U.; Kurth, P.; Gerfers, F.; Turkiewicz, J. P.; Ledentsov, N. N.
Oxidation stress induced birefringence in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
In Luke A. Graham and Chun Lei, Editor, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XXIVVolume11300, Page 107 – 114
International Society for Optics and Photonics
In Luke A. Graham and Chun Lei, Editor
Publisher: SPIE
2020
Hecht, U.; Ledentsov, N.; Chorchos, Ł.; Kurth, P.; Ledentsov, N. N.; Gerfers, F.
Up to 30-Fold BER Improvement Using a Data-Dependent FFE Switching Technique for 112Gbit/s PAM-4 VCSEL Based Links
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2020, Page T3I.6
Publisher: Optical Society of America
2020

2019

Hecht, U.; Ledentsov, N.; Scholz, P.; Agustin, M.; Schulz, P.; Ledentsov, N.N.; Gerfers, F.
Non-Linear PAM-4 VCSEL Equalization and 22 nm SOI CMOS DAC for 112 Gbit/s Data Transmission
12th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC)
Publisher: IEEE
2019