Dr.-Ing. Joachim Becker

Joachim Becker is a tenured research assistant at the Department of Microelectronics in Ulm.

From 1995 to 2001 he studied physics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and received a degree from the chair of Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Meier at the Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics. Within the group of "electronic vision(s)", he developed an FPGA-based testsystem for mixed-signal ASICs based on a PCI-Card.

After an engagement at Oakham School, Britain, Mr. Becker came to the Department for Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) in 2002 and ran the "F-MoLL projekt" for microsystem technology until end of 2003. At the chair of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yiannos Manoli, Mr. Becker was working towards his Ph.D. in the field of reconfigurable analog hardware and initiator of the "hexagonal FPAA" project.

In 2008, he joined the Department for Microelectronics at the University of Ulm as tenured research assistant. Within the research focus on reconfigurable hardware, Mr. Becker works on novel architectures for analog/mixed-signal reconfigurable circuits, including full custom integrated and board design.

Mr. Becker received the "Media-Award of the University of Freiburg in 2005": 1. Price to the Chair of Microelectronics for the scientific direction of the project "spicy VOLTsim", and the best poster award of poster session 1 at 2007 International "Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education". He was awarded winner of the PhD category of the "Cadence European electronic design contest" for students 2008. He received the "Wolfgang-Gentner-Nachwuchsförderpreis" for promotion of young scientists 2010 for his outstanding Ph.D. thesis.

Mr. Becker is Senior Member of the IEEE. 


Field Programmable Analog Arrays (FPAAs)

J. Becker: Many attempts have been made to apply rapid-prototyping techniques known from the digital domain to analog designs. The goal of the presented work is to develop an FPAA, which is suitable for reconfigurable implementation of analog continuous-time (CT) high-frequency filters on an integrated circuit ... [more]

Student theses

[mt] = Diploma theses / Master theses  [rp] = Research project / Bachelor theses

Past theses

  • Sara Leimann
    Automatisierte Charakterisierung von Drucksensoren [rp]
  • David Pellhammer
    Aufbau- und Verbindungstechnik für in-situ Lippendruckmessung [rp]
  • Patrick Preissner
    Drahtlose Kommunikation für in-situ Lippendruckmessung [rp]
  • Adrian Hänsler
    Mixed Signal Verification of an arbitrary stimulator ASIC [rp]
  • Andreas Herkle
    Entwurf und Analyse Embryonisch Feldprogrammierbarer Schaltungen auf einem eingebetteten System [mt]
  • Andreas Schenk
    Identifizierung Applikationsspezifischer Integrierter Schaltungen mittels Arbiter-basierten physikalisch unklonbarer Funktion [rp]
  • Andreas Herkle
    Autonome Synthese Feldprogrammierbarer Schaltungen auf einem eingebetteten System mittels eines genetischen Algorithmus [rp]
  • Stefan Gambach
    Synthese, Layout und Test eines FIR Filters in 250nm CMOS [rp]
  • Matthias Lehmann
    Design and Implementation of a Digital DAC Linearization for Delta-Sigma Modulators in 90nm CMOS [mt]
  • Salma Hesham
    Syndrome based interpolation for Reed-Solomon list decoders: Algorithmic level and VHDL implementation [mt]
  • Christian Feller
    Evaluation von Response Surface Modellierung zur Optimierung analoger Filtersynthese [mt]
  • Mohammed Hassan
    Design of a 90nm CMOS Field Programmable Analog Array - Common mode control circuitry and a GHz output buffer [mt]
  • Mohammed Hamouda
    Design of a 90nm CMOS Field Programmable Analog Array - A widely tunable Gm-cell [mt]
  • Jie Lian
    Evaluation of current conveyor circuits for field programmable analog arrays [rp]
  • Matthias Lorenz
    Synthese analoger Filter durch genetische Programmierung - Anwendung auf einer FPAA-basierenden Hardwareplattform [rp]
  • Ghada Kamal
    Design of a Gm-cell in 90nm CMOS for use in a field programmable analog array [rp]

Group leader

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Becker