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PhD position The design of digital-intensive transmitters for 6G applications

Posted 2 Feb 2024
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1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Salary
€2,770 - €3,539 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)
Deadline
29 Feb 2024 00:00

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Job description

Wireless Mobile networks are key enablers of our digital society, supporting all sectors, ranging from social media to industry, logistics, and healthcare. To handle the continuous exponential growth in data traffic combined with increasing requirements on latency, 6G mobile wireless networks and their devices are planned for deployment from 2030 onwards.

This Ph.D. project targets an advanced, fully integrated digital transmitter (DTX) for 6G mobile communication networks operating in the urban extreme capacity 7-to-20GHz band. The project focuses on identifying new DTX architectures that meet the stringent requirements on operating frequency, bandwidth, spectral purity, and RF output power of the 6G standard. Moreover, this Ph.D. project will pioneer novel dual-polarized single-chip CMOS/SOI DTX concepts to be used in future “extreme massive multiple-input multiple-output wireless systems” (XMIMO). Some envisioned features of the targeted 6G DTX are high-spectral purity, high system efficiency, and load resilience while meeting the RF power requirements. You will work in the ELCA research group of the TU Delft and will be guided by Dr. Morteza Alavi and Prof. Leo de Vreede. For your design, you will make use of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies.

The student must have

  • already received his/her master of science,
  • knowledge of RF, mixed-signal, digital design,
  • experience with ADS and Cadence,
  • interested in this position.

Placement: Under ELCA group staff members, Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of EEMCS, TU Delft.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. Experience in telecommunications and signal processing is beneficial. Strong circuit and system design skills and fluency in English are required.

Requirements

You should have:

  • A master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or related fields.
  • Background in RF design, mixed-mode signal design, digital design.
  • Experience in radio frequency/wireless communications.
  • Experience in programming languages including C/C++, Python, MATLAB, Cadense, ADS, Hspice.
  • A good command of English (verbal and written).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis.

Conditions of employment

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

De fascinatie voor science, design en engineering is wat ruim 13000 bachelor & masterstudenten en 5000 medewerkers van de TU Delft drijft. De Technische Universiteit Delft is niet alleen de oudste, maar ook de grootste technische universiteit van Nederland: een universiteit die continu op zoek is naar jou als (inter)nationaal talent om het onderzoek en onderwijs van deze unieke instelling…


De fascinatie voor science, design en engineering is wat ruim 13000 bachelor & masterstudenten en 5000 medewerkers van de TU Delft drijft. De Technische Universiteit Delft is niet alleen de oudste, maar ook de grootste technische universiteit van Nederland: een universiteit die continu op zoek is naar jou als (inter)nationaal talent om het onderzoek en onderwijs van deze unieke instelling op topniveau te houden. Met ongeveer 5.000 medewerkers is de Technische Universiteit Delft de grootste werkgever in Delft. De acht faculteiten, de unieke laboratoria, onderzoeksinstituten, onderzoeksscholen en de ondersteunende universiteitsdienst bieden de meest uiteenlopende functies en werkplekken aan. De diversiteit bij de TU Delft biedt voor iedereen mogelijkheden. Van Hoogleraar tot Promovendus. Van Beleidsmedewerker tot ICT'er.

Engineering
Delft
5,000 employees