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Ricky Yuen

M.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Electronics
B.A.Sc., Computer Engineering

Email: ryuen@alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Website: http://individual.utoronto.ca/yuenlikkan/

4 Alpen Way, Unit #5
Markham, Ontario
L3R 4G1

Mobile: (416) 721-6383


To obtain a challenging position in the area of Mixed-Signal Design.

Technical Skills

Design: Sigma-delta ADC, 6.4Gbps wireline transmitter, PLL, LNA, RF filter, PCB
Verification: System level verification with Matlab and Verilog
Backend: High-speed I/O and analog circuitry layout
Laboratory: RF chip-level testing and characterization
Programming: Verilog, VHDL, C++/C, Perl, Matlab, Assembly

Work Experience

Analog Designer, Fresco Microchip Inc., Woodbridge, ON
  • Lead the design of a high speed, high resolution sigma-delta ADC for video application
  • System level design and behavioral simulation of channel select IF filter

Intern, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Implemented a testchip for a 6.4Gbps high-speed transmitter. A 3.2GHz PLL is designed as the timing source. The design is thoroughly verified with Matlab and Verilog simulations. Layout is done with 0.11um CMOS.
  • Other projects include WLAN RF front-end design, phase noise modeling, integrated inductor modeling and characterization, digital design flow, and VHDL synthesis.

Analog Designer, Sirific Wireless Corp., Waterloo, ON
  • Designed a baseband filter opamp with 0.18um CMOS. The component noise contributions are analyzed with RF Spectre.
  • Performed characterization of Sirific baseband testchip in laboratory.
  • Developed RF transceiver simulation model with HDL and Matlab.

Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • A team member in designing a low-swing clock buffer with 0.13um CMOS. The clock buffer is characterized and its power consumption and bandwidth are compared with published clock buffers.
  • Designed a PCB for ADC testchip. Worked with a graduate student in laboratory debug and testing.

RF Engineer, Research In Motion, Limited, Waterloo, ON
  • Worked in a laboratory and characterized CDMA receiver components. Earned experience on usage of laboratory equipment.

IC Developer, ATI Technologies Inc., Toronto, ON
  • Developed a gated clock latch for Radeon graphics chip.
  • A team member in the signal integrity project analyzing electro-migration problems in deep sub-micron process.
  • Maintained TSMC 0.18um standard cell and ATI cell libraries.


M.A.Sc. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

B.A.Sc. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Two times Dean's Honour List recipient

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