Dr. Gerardo Salgado

Cryogenic CMOS & Data Converters

Current Research: He is developing novel high resolution Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) architectures using digital signal processing techniques to compensate for analog circuit imperfections. He is also continuously developing/improving his Matlab(R)-based SAR ADC design toolbox, SIMSAR, which provides accurate simulation results at a highly reduced computational time. The SIMSAR toolbox is available to download free from charge at https://www.mcci.ie/ simsar-toolbox/. (This toolbox has been already downloaded over 100 times from different universities around the world.) Research topics: Design and implementation of SAR ADCs, Delta-Sigma Modulators (Digital, Discrete-time and Continuoustime), Digital Signal Processing (Filter design), Machine-Learning assisted calibration and simulation algorithms for ADCs, Behavioural modelling, and Computer-AidedDesign tools. Education: Gerardo Salgado received the B.S., M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics Engineering form Institutes ITP and INAOE, Mexico, in 2009, 2011 and 2015, respectively. During his Ph.D. studies, he joined the Microelectronics Institute of Seville (IMSE), Seville, Spain, and Texas A&M University, USA, as a visiting scholar. Since January 2016 he has been working as a postdoc researcher at MCCI.