Scholarship amount corresponds to more than 4.600 euros
New technique to measure high speed analogue-to-digital converters gives award to researcher of the UA
Diogo Ribeiro conquista prémio do ARFTG
To have a better knowledge and to best characterise, through new measurement techniques, the high speed analogue-to-digital converters, components in the area of radio frequency regarded as fundamental for future radios, has granted a PhD student of the UA an international scholarship. Diogo Ribeiro, student of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering, gets thus the “2015 ARFTG Roger Pollard Memorial Student Fellowship in Microwave Measurement" granted by the Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group" (ARFTG). The grant is worth 5.000 dollars, that is, 4.620 euros.

The work submitted for evaluation focuses on the characterisation and measurement of high speed analogue-to-digital converters for radio application and was developed at the Telecommunications Institute (IT) of Aveiro under the supervision of Nuno Borges de Carvalho, professor at the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of the UA and researcher at the IT-Aveiro. The student’s work was considered the most relevant among the proposals submitted to the competition held in December, in parallel with the ARFTG conference, in Atlanta, and, consequently, selected to be granted a scholarship.

From the point of view of Diogo Ribeiro, the award “recognises the work developed at the IT-Aveiro as having international excellence in the field of radio frequency. At national level, this award reaffirms IT-Aveiro’s leading position in the field of radio frequency instrumentation”.

"This work aims at trying to know and best characterise, through new measurement techniques, an component until then not much studied and understood in the field of radio frequency: high speed analogue-to-digital converters", explains the researcher. "These, most likely, will become very important components for future radios, due to the unstoppable increase in bandwidth (data transmission speed) required by users. The characterization and measurement of these devices will allow a quicker, better and cheaper development of these future radios", further anticipates Diogo Ribeiro.