Emerging Technical Areas
This session highlights advances in superconducting and cryo-CMOS integrated circuits for quantum systems applications. First, a wide-band phase-shifter based on a RF-SQUID-loaded transmission line is described by researchers from the University of Waterloo. Next, researchers for the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST describe a superconducting diplexer with greater than 10:1 bandwidth. Following this, the University of Waterloo will describe a set of superconducting wideband integrated hybrid couplers. The session will conclude with a pair of talks by a team from Aarhus University and the University of Toronto, describing a mm-wave cryo-CMOS LNA and compact high-isolation mm-wave cryo-CMOS switches.
This session presents novel components such as switches, circulators, and detectors to address emerging technologies for RF/microwave applications including wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable computing/communication systems, heterogeneous integration and 3D ICs, silicon photonics and plasmonics.
This session presents the latest results in passive devices spanning from low frequency up to the mm-wave regime. The highlights are an improved on-chip capacitor and a novel waveguide connector. Additionally, baluns, combiners and SiW resonators are discussed in this session.
Recent advances in physical security in communication and computing systems will be covered. The first, fourth, and fifth papers in the session present new techniques of secure communication by leveraging new channels, time-variance, and process-sensitive functions respectively. The second and third papers highlight the detection of rogue devices using unintentional emanations and detection of EM side-channel and fault-injection attacks.