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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ußmüller

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  • Phone: +43512507-62730
  • Fax: +43512507-94962730
  • Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Mechatronik, Technikerstraße 13
    6020 Innsbruck, Österreich

About Thomas Ußmüller

Biography

Thomas Ussmueller received the Dipl.-Ing. degree and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. In 2006, he joined the Institute for Electronics Engineering, Erlangen, Germany as a Research Assistant. From 2007 to 2014, he held a position as Teaching Fellow and Head of the Chip Design Group at the Institute for Electronics Engineering. Since 2014 he is working as University Professor at the University of Innsbruck and is leading the group for Microelectronics and Implantable Systems

Areas of Interest

  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits
  • Analogue and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design
  • Ultra-Low Power Circuits

Open thesis projetcs

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Publications

2018

  • T. Buckel, S. Tertinek, T. Mayer, T. Bauernfeind, C. Wicpalek, A. Springer, R. Weigel, and T. Ussmueller, "A Highly Reconfigurable RF-DPLL Phase Modulator for Polar Transmitters in Cellular RFICs", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, iss. 6, pp. 2618-2627, 2018. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{buckel2018,
    author = {Buckel, Tobias and Tertinek, Stefan and Mayer, Thomas and Bauernfeind, Thomas and Wicpalek, Christian and Springer, Andreas and Weigel, Robert and Ussmueller, Thomas},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/202222879},
    year = {2018},
    month = {03},
    day = {21},
    doi = {10.1109/TMTT.2018.2811480},
    faupublication = {yes},
    issn = {0018-9480},
    journaltitle = {IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
    number = {6},
    pages = {2618--2627},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    shortjournal = {IEEE T MICROW THEORY},
    title = {A Highly Reconfigurable RF-DPLL Phase Modulator for Polar Transmitters in Cellular RFICs},
    type = {Article in Journal},
    volume = {66},
    }

2016

  • L. Shi, C. Söll, B. Pfundt, A. Bänisch, M. Reichenbach, J. Seiler, T. Ussmueller, and R. Weigel, "A flexible mixed-signal image processing pipeline using 3D chip stacks", Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, vol. 14, iss. 3, pp. 517-534, 2016. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{shi2016b,
    abstract = {This work presents a highly flexible mixed-signal CMOS image sensor suitable for smart camera applications. These systems need to fit different constraints regarding power consumption, speed and quality, and the optimal compromise may differ depending on the application. Moreover, the best implementation of a desired image processing task may be in the analog or the digital domain, or even a combined computation. Different aspects starting from the image sensor and signal acquisition up to the pre-processing in analog and digital domain are investigated in this paper to optimize not just one part of the system, but the whole system altogether. Moreover, it is shown that analog processing algorithms can improve signal quality, processing speed and latency while being able to save power, which is important for real-time systems. In order to be able to carry out spatial operations, the state-of-the-art sensor is modified to be able to read out multiple pixels at the same time. This allows analog spatial filter operations which consume significantly less power. As an example, an averaging filter is described which needs less than 5.3 % of the power–time product of a digital implementation for one computation. To enhance data throughput and flexibility, 3D chip stacking is proposed to partition the sensor in smaller units and enable massively parallel processing.},
    author = {Shi, Lan and Söll, Christopher and Pfundt, Benjamin and Bänisch, Andreas and Reichenbach, Marc and Seiler, Jürgen and Ussmueller, Thomas and Weigel, Robert},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag (Germany)},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/106120564},
    year = {2016},
    doi = {10.1007/S11554-016-0628-5},
    faupublication = {yes},
    issn = {1861-8200},
    journaltitle = {Journal of Real-Time Image Processing},
    keywords = {3D chip stacking; Analog pre-processing; Application optimized image pipeline; Partitioning; Smart camera},
    number = {3},
    pages = {517--534},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    shortjournal = {J REAL-TIME IMAGE PR},
    title = {A flexible mixed-signal image processing pipeline using 3D chip stacks},
    type = {Article in Journal},
    volume = {14},
    }

2011

  • A. Eßwein, G. Dehm-Andone, A. Aleksieieva, C. Carlowitz, G. Fischer, M. Vossiek, R. Weigel, and T. Ussmueller, "Spannungsgesteuerter Colpitts-Oszillator mit weitem Abstimmbereich in Silizium-Germanium-Technologie und Ausgangsschalter zur Generierung gepulster frequenzmodulierter Ultrabreitband-Signale" in 12. GMM/ITG-Fachtagung Analog 2011, 2011. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{esswein2011,
    author = {Eßwein, Alexander and Dehm-Andone, Gunther and Aleksieieva, Anna and Carlowitz, Christian and Fischer, Georg and Vossiek, Martin and Weigel, Robert and Ussmueller, Thomas},
    booktitle = {12. GMM/ITG-Fachtagung Analog 2011},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/106724024},
    year = {2011},
    month = {11},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Spannungsgesteuerter Colpitts-Oszillator mit weitem Abstimmbereich in Silizium-Germanium-Technologie und Ausgangsschalter zur Generierung gepulster frequenzmodulierter Ultrabreitband-Signale},
    }

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