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Welcome to the Mixed-mode Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab at the California Institute of Technology (MICS). The students and researchers in our group work with Professor Azita Emami.

Our research interests cover mixed-signal integrated circuits for digital data communication, low-power circuit and system solutions, VLSI systems, circuits at the interfaces, optoelectronics, and biomedical implants. For more information please follow the research and publication links.

News and Announcements

  • ISSCC 2015
    Congratulations to Mayank Raj and Saman Saeedi for presenting their paper "A 4-to-11GHz Injection-Locked Quarter-Rate Clocking for an Adaptive 153fJ/b Optical Receiver in 28nm FDSOI CMOS" at ISSCC 2015.
  • CICC 2014
    Congratulations to Saman Saeedi for receiving the 2014 Intel/Texas Instruments/Catalyst Foundation CICC Student Scholarship Award.
  • Caltech EAS News: Intraocular Implant Research Wins at Broadcom Foundation Competition

  • Caltech News: Knowing When to Fold 'Em

  • ISSCC 2013
    Manuel Monge will be presenting his paper "A Fully Intraocular 0.0169mm2/pixel 512-Channel Self-Calibrating Epiretinal Prosthesis in 65nm CMOS" at ISSCC 2013.
  • RFIC 2012
    Juhwan Yoo will be presenting his paper "A 100MHz-2GHz 12.5x sub-Nyquist Rate Receiver in 90nm CMOS", best student paper finalist.
  • Commencement 2012
    Congratulations to Juhwan Yoo for receiving his Ph.D.
  • SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award 2012
    Congratulations to Meisam Honarvar Nazari for receiving the 2012 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award.

Open positions:

  • Postdoctoral Scholars: Please email Prof. Azita Emami.
  • Graduate Students (MS/PhD): If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow Caltech's application process, and indicate your interest in IC design and optoelectronics. Your application will be reviewed by Prof Emami.

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