Rolando Gonzalez

Rolando  Gonzalez
MIT EECS | Advanced Micro Devices Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Tomas A. Palacios
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Devices
Years: 2021-2022
Research Project Title:

Gallium Nitride CMOS Technology for Analog ICs

abstract:Gallium nitride (GaN) complementary metal-oxide-semi-conductor (CMOS) field-effect-transistor technology has evolved the electronics field, providing higher speed, power and efficiency in demanding environments. Through simulation and later fabrication, we hope to explore different analog circuit topologies where GaN CMOS can excel (e.g., track-and-hold/ADC, op-amps) to demonstrate the potential of a GaN-CMOS platform for analog applications. Simulation will encompass more than just the target circuit-- the device-circuit interaction will be characterized as well, hoping to build up to higher-level circuit simulation with lower-level simulations done through Keysight ADS / Cadence Virtuoso. Promising designs will later be fabricated and characterized through conventional DC/AC methods.

I'm participating in this SuperUROP because I seek research experience. My circuit design experience in industry and my relevant coursework hopefully serve as a useful skillset, but this is clearly an opportunity to learn more about the research process and the intersection of circuit design and nano-scale devices. I find the possibility of fabricating integrated circuits in the bleeding-edge MIT.nano prototyping lab amazing!