UTD Professor, Student Receive
Design Award at IEEE Conference

Dr. Poras Balsara, a professor and associate chair of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), along with his doctoral student, Ramakrishnan Venkatasubramanian, received second place for their design paper at the joint meeting of 19th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on VLSI Design and 5th International Conference on Embedded Systems and Design held recently in India.

The paper, titled A Wide-Range, High-Resolution, CMOS Time to Digital Converter, provided solutions for the precise measurement of time intervals and has applications in wireless transceivers, particle time-of-flight measurements, radar and range finding.

It is the third time in as many months that Balsara has been recognized at an international conference.  He previously received a Best Paper award at the 22nd International Conference on Computer Design for an article co-authored with UTD’s Dr. Mehrdad Nourani and their students that described a design for a speedy circuit used in a variety of computer applications, including Internet search engines.  He also received a Best Paper award at the 5th International Workshop on System-on-Chip for an article co-authored with his former students Robert and Roman Staszewski that described a simulation technique that uses an event-driven VHDL simulator to model an RF wireless transmitter.

Balsara’s research was conducted in UTD’s Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems.