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Dr. Jim Haslett

Assistant Professor (1970-1975)
Associate Professor (1975-1979 )
Full Professor (1979-present)
Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary (1986-1997)
TRLabs/iCORE/NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair (2002-2007)
University Professor (2007-)

B.Sc. - Electrical Engineering - The University of Saskatchewan (1966)
M.Sc. - University of Calgary (1968)
Ph.D. - University of Calgary (1970)

President, Haslett Engineering Ltd. (1981-present)

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Dr. Haslett's research in the 1970's focused on solid state device physics, with particular emphasis on noise in MOSFET's, and then on low light level, low temperature CCD imagers for spacecraft applications from 1974 to 1985, as a member of the science teams for the Viking ultraviolet auroral imager, and the Wide Angle Michaelson Doppler Imaging Interferometer (WAMDII). From 1975 to 1995, he worked with Dr. F. N. Trofimenkoff on high temperature downhole instrumentation for oil field applications, and with Drs. Trofimenkoff and R.H. Johnston on electrical geophysical prospecting for hydrocarbons. For the past 25 years, his research has focused on analog integrated circuit design for these applications. Since 1997, he has moved into the area of RFIC Design for wireless communications, and over the past 3 years has applied that knowledge to the design of ultra low noise CMOS amplifiers for radio telescopes, and to wireless patient vital sign monitoring at Foothills hospital in Calgary.

At present, research is focused on achieving ambient temperature CMOS LNA noise figures below 0.2 dB in the 700 MHz to 1.4 GHz frequency range, for application to the millions of signal chains that will be required for the next generation international radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). Work is also being done to design the mixers and analog to digital converters in the signal chains, in CMOS, on the same substrates to reduce cost and provide miniaturization and low power requirements. His group works with 90 nm and 65 nm CMOS fabrication technologies to achieve these goals.

phone: (403) 220-5808
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