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High Frequency Integrated Circuits ECE1365H1S
Teaching Assistant

Emergency Posting

Posting Date : January 20, 2020
Closing Date : January 22, 2020  (Posting Expired)


Duties • 15 office hours to help students with CAD tools and design assignments • 45 hours for marking assignments (6 individual assignments for 27 students)


A design intensive overview of high-speed, RF, mm-wave monolithic, and silicon photonics integrated circuits for wireless, automotive radar sensors, and optical fiber systems with an emphasis on specific high-frequency circuit analysis and design methodologies, device-circuit topology interaction and optimization. Small-signal, noise, large-signal, high-frequency common-mode and differential-mode matching and stability, digital control of tuned circuits, methodologies for maximizing circuit bandwidth, high speed CML gate design, as well as layout and isolation techniques will be discussed. Students will participate in assignments on mm-wave and optical fiber circuits using advanced RF CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS technologies and Cadence Analog Artist.

Job Skills
• Excellent understanding of the ECE1365S course material. Preference to someone who has taken ECE1365 in the past.
• In depth expertise in using the following CAD tools:
• Cadence Analog Artist Spectre RF, Composer, Virtuoso
• Harmonic Balance and periodic state state simulation techniques
• inductor, transformer and multiport EM design and modelling using Asitic and EMX
• SiGe BiCMOS and nanoscale RF SOI/FDSOI CMOS technology process flow, device modelling, layout and RLC parasitic layout extraction using StarRC
• Excellent knowledge of STMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries design kits and tools
• VNA, NFA, spectrum analyzer testing at DC-300 GHz and on-wafer probing of devices and circuits


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course ID
St. George
$46.24 per hour + 4% vacation pay x 60 hours
Course Enrollment
Dates of Appointment
Jan. 23, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Number of Positions
Number of Hours
Tutorial/Lab Schedule
TBA - https://www.ece.utoronto.ca/graduates/courses/timetable/
How to Apply
Please submit a one (1) page resume in PDF format for each position you are interested in to ta@ece.toronto.edu. Make sure to list specific experience and qualifications (e.g. if you have taught the course before). Please label the PDF document using the following format: LastName, FirstName - Course Code. Messages in the body of the email will not be considered. Deadline is Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:59pm. If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disablility, please contact Lina McDonald at lina.mcdonald@utoronto.ca.
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