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Jacques Christophe Rudell

  • Associate Professor

Jacques Rudell joined the Electrical Engineering Department as an assistant professor in January 2009. He has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michiganand MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1989 to 1991, Rudell was an IC Designer and Project Manager with Delco Electronics (now Delphi), where he focused on bipolar analog circuits for automotive applications. From 2000 to 2001, he was a postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in addition to holding consulting positions in several Silicon Valley firms. In early 2002, he joined Berkana Wireless (now Qualcomm), San Jose, Calif., as an Analog/RF IC Design Engineer and later became the Design Manager of the Advanced IC Development Group. From 2005 to 2008, he worked in the Advanced Radio Technology Group at Intel, where his work focused mainly on RF transceiver circuits and systems, in advanced silicon processes.

Rudell received the National Science Foundation CAREER award for his work related to mmWave CMOS IC design. He has served on the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference technical program committee (2003-2010), and on the RFIC steering committee (2002-2013) where he was the 2013 General Chair. He was also an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (2009-2015). Rudell is currently a member of the IEEE European Solid-State Circuit Conference’s technical program committee.

Research Interests

RF, mm-Wave, Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems applied to biomedical devices including neural interfaces, communication systems, and imaging technology.

Representative Publications

  • T. Zhang, A.R. Suvarna, V. Bhagavatula and J.C. Rudell, “An Integrated CMOS Passive Self-Interference Mitigation Technique for FDD Radios," Proc. IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 50, pp. 1176-1188, May, 2015.
  • A High-Voltage Compliant Neural Stimulator With HF Wireless Power and UHF Backscatter Communication, Vaishnavi Ranganathan, Brody Mahoney, Eric Pepin, Michael Sunshine, Chet T. Moritz, Jacques C. Rudell, Joshua R. Smith, IEEE WPTC, 2016.
  • V. Bhagavatula, W. Wesson, S. Shin and J. Rudell, “A Fully-Integrated, Regulator-less CMOS Power Amplifier for Long-Range Wireless Sensor Communications,” Proc. IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 48, pp. 1225-1236, May, 2013.
  • E. Pepin, J. Uehlin, D. Micheletti, S.I. Perlmutter, J.C. Rudell, “A High-Voltage Compliant, Electrode-Invariant Neural Stimulator Front-End in 65nm Bulk-CMOS,” at IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conf., Lausanne, CH, 2016.
  • V. Bhagavatula, M. Taghivand and J.C. Rudell, “A compact 77% fractional bandwidth CMOS band-pass distributed with mirror-symmetric Norton transforms,” Proc. IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 50, pp. 1085-1093, May, 2015.
  • V. Bhagavatula, T. Zhang, A.R. Suvarna and J.C. Rudell, “An ultra-wideband millimeter-wave heterodyne receiver with a 17-GHz IF channel bandwidth using gain-equalized transformers,” Proc. IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, vol. 51, pp. 323-331, Feb., 2016.

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  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
    University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
    University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor