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The Distinguished Lecture on “Single-Inductor Multiple-Output DC-DC Converters: The Fundamental Limitations and Potential Solutions” will take place as follows:

Date: 30 May 2024 (Thu)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Venue: Research Building N21, GF, Room G013

The speaker is:

Prof. HUANG Cheng, Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Iowa State University


The Lecture is:

Single-Inductor Multiple-Output DC-DC Converters: The Fundamental Limitations and Potential Solutions



Single-Inductor Multiple-Output (SIMO) is an important type of DC-DC switching converters to save the numbers of power inductors while being able to provide multiple regulated voltage rails, thus enhancing the power density and reducing the cost. SIMO converters have been proposed since the early 2000s. They have been appearing in many academic papers and seem to be well developed over the years. However, in practice, they are still striving to come to fruition in the industry even today. This seminar will dive into the fundamental limitations of SIMO converters, and introduce our recent attempts to address these challenges.



Dr. HUANG Cheng is currently a Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering in the Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa, US. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, in 2014. Before joining ISU, he was with Broadcom Ltd., San Jose, California, as an analog and power IC design engineer working on Broadcom’s networking chips for data centers and chips for Apple’s products. From 2014 to 2016, he was with the Ishikuro Lab in Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, as a post-doc researcher working on wireless power for implants. His work focuses on various types of power management integrated circuits (PMICs), including different types of switching converters, wireless power transfer systems, isolated DC-DC converters, and GaN-based power electronics. He is currently serving on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and the Analog Signal Processing sub-committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II) from 2020 to 2023, as a Guest Editor of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (SSC-L) in 2023, and as a Track Chair of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2022 and IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) 2021. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2024, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2024, and the Harpole-Pentair Young Faculty Award in 2023.


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