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Professional Associations:  Electostatic Discharge Association  |  IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society  |  IEEE Circuits and System Society  |  IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society   |  IEEE, Senior Member

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2015

Energy-Efficient High-Speed SAR ADCs in CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
High-Performance AD and DA Converters, IC Design in Scaled Technologies, and Time-Domain Signal Processing, pp. 45-63, Springer, 2015


2014

A deep trench capacitor based 2: 1 and 3: 2 reconfigurable on-chip switched capacitor DC-DC converter in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Toke M Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann W Kolar, Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, Matthias Brandli, Peter Buchmann, others
29th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), pp. 1448-1455, 2014

Wide bandwidth room-temperature THz imaging array based on antenna-coupled MOSFET bolometer
Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Lukas Kull, Dan Corcos, Danny Elad, Noam Kaminski, Ullrich R Pfeiffer, Richard Al Hadi, others
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical215, 96-104, Elsevier, 2014


2013

A 10 Gb/s 8-Tap 6b 2-PAM/4-PAM Tomlinson--Harashima Precoding Transmitter for Future Memory-Link Applications in 22-nm SOI CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, M Brandli, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 48(12), 3268-3284, 2013

A 16Gb/s 3.7 mW/Gb/s 8-tap DFE receiver and baud rate CDR with 30kppm tracking bandwidth
Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl, Peter Buchmann, M Brandli, Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Morf, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Alessandro Cevrero
IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 33-36, 2013

Design of a cloverleaf antenna for an antenna coupled bolometer for room temperature THz imaging
Bernhard Klein, Ronny Hahnel, Dirk Plettemeier, Thomas Morf, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, M Kuhn, Thomas Toifl, Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminski, others
International Semiconductor Conference Dresden-Grenoble (ISCDG), pp. 1-4, 2013

High-speed direct-modulation of InP microdisk lasers
J Hofrichter, O Raz, Shahram Keyvaninia, T de Vries, HJS Dorren, T Morf, BJ Offrein
39th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC-2013)

Wideband planar skirt antenna and its application for the detection of terahertz radiation
Noam Kaminski, Dan Corcos, Evgeny Shumaker, Danny Elad, Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein, Ute Drechsler, Michel Despont
Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems (COMCAS), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1--4

Uncooled and passive 0.5--1.5 THz FPA imager: Design and characterization of focal plane array imager based on antenna-coupled MOSFET bolometers
Evgeny Shumaker, Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminsky, Danny Elad, Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein
Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems (COMCAS), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1--5

A 5.7 mW/Gb/s 24-to-240 Ω 1.6 Gb/s thin-oxide DDR transmitter with 1.9-to-7.6 V/ns clock-feathering slew-rate control in 22nm CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, M Brandli, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 310-311, 2013

An 8Gb/s 1.5 mW/Gb/s 8-tap 6b NRZ/PAM-4 Tomlinson-Harashima precoding transmitter for future memory-link applications in 22nm CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Thomas Toifl, Pier Andrea Francese, Matthias Brandli, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Lukas Kull, Toke Meyer Andersen, Thomas Morf
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), pp. 408-409, 2013

A 35mW8 b 8.8 GS/s SAR ADC with low-power capacitive reference buffers in 32nm Digital SOI CMOS
Lukas Kull, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz, Pier Andrea Francese, Christian Menolfi, Matthias Braendli, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Toke Meyer Andersen, Yusuf Leblebici
Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), pp. C260-C261, 2013

A 4.6 W/mm 2 power density 86% efficiency on-chip switched capacitor DC-DC converter in 32 nm SOI CMOS
Toke M Andersen, Florian Krismer, Johann W Kolar, Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Lukas Kull, Thomas Morf, Marcel Kossel, M Brandli, Peter Buchmann, others
28th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), pp. 692-699, 2013

Design of a wide-bandwidth on-chip antenna for uncooled passive THz imaging
Bernhard Klein, Thomas Morf, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Dan Corcos, Noam Kaminski, Danny Elad, Lukas Kull, Matthias Braendli, Thomas Toifl, others
International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT), pp. 79-82, 2013

Room-Temperature THz Imaging Based on Antenna-Coupled MOSFET Bolometer
Thomas Morf, Bernhard Klein, Michel Despont, Ute Drechsler, Lukas Kull, Dan Corcos, Danny Elad, Noam Kaminski, Matthias Braendli, Christian Menolfi, Marcel Kossel, Pier Andrea Francese, Thomas Toifl
MEMS, pp. 20-23, 2013


2012

A single InP-on-SOI microdisk for high-speed half-duplex on-chip optical links
Jens Hofrichter, Thomas Morf, Antonio La Porta, Oded Raz, Harm JS Dorren, Bert J Offrein
Optics express 20(26), B365--B370, Optical Society of America, 2012

A 28-Gb/s 4-tap FFE/15-tap DFE serial link transceiver in 32-nm SOI CMOS technology
John F Bulzacchelli, Christian Menolfi, Troy J Beukema, Daniel W Storaska, Juergen Hertle, David R Hanson, Ping-Hsuan Hsieh, Sergey V Rylov, Daniel Furrer, Daniele Gardellini, others
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 47(12), 3232-3248, 2012

Inverting and non-inverting operation of InP microdisc modulators
J Hofrichter, T Morf, A La Porta, BJ Offrein, Pauline Mechet, Geert Morthier, T De Vries, HJS Dorren, O Raz
Electronics letters 48(10), 586--588, IET, 2012

Compact InP-on-SOI Microdisks Used as High-Speed Modulators and Photo Detectors
Jens Hofrichter, Thomas Morf, Antonio La Porta, Oded Raz, Harm Dorren, Bert J Offrein
European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, pp. P2--03, 2012

A 2.6 mW/Gbps 12.5 Gbps RX With 8-Tap Switched-Capacitor DFE in 32 nm CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, D. Dreps, T. Beukema, A. Prati, D. Gardellini, M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, others
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 47(4), 897-910, 2012

A low-power high-speed InP microdisk modulator heterogeneously integrated on a SOI waveguide
J Hofrichter, O Raz, A La Porta, T Morf, P Mechet, G Morthier, T De Vries, H J S Dorren, B J Offrein
Optics Express 20(9), 9363--9370, Optical Society of America, 2012


2011

A 2.6 mW/Gbps 12.5 Gbps RX with 8-tap switched-cap DFE in 32nm CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, A. Prati, D. Gardellini, M. Brandli, M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, P.A. Francese, others
Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSIC), pp. 210-211, 2011


2010

3D opto-electrical device stacking on CMOS
L. Dellmann, U. Drechsler, T. Morf, H. Rothuizen, R. Stutz, J. Weiss, M. Despont
Microelectronic Engineering 87(5), 1210-1212, Elsevier, 2010


2009

Switched Inductor With Wide Tuning Range and Small Inductance Step Sizes
M. Kossel, T. Morf, P. Buchmann, M.L. Schmatz, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters 19(8), 515-517, 2009

Polarization-Independent Photodetectors With Enhanced Responsivity in a Standard Silicon-on-Insulator Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Process
N Moll, T Morf, M Fertig, T Stöferle, B Trauter, RF Mahrt, J Weiss, T Pflüger, K H Brenner
Journal of Lightwave Technology 27(21), 4892--4896, IEEE, 2009

LC PLL with 1.2-octave locking range based on mutual-inductance switching in 45-nm SOI CMOS
M. KOSSEL, T. MORF, J. WEISS, P. BUCHMANN, C. MENOLFI, T. TOIFL, M.L. SCHMATZ
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 44(2), 436-449, 2009

Antenna coupled far-infrared/THz detector in CMOS
T. Morf, J. Weiss, L. Kull, H. Rothuizen, T. Toifl, M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, G. von Bueren, T. Brunschwiler, M. Schmatz
Electronics Letters 45(25), 1321-1323, IET, 2009

A 1.25-5 GHz clock generator with high-bandwidth supply-rejection using a regulated-replica regulator in 45-nm CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M.L. Schmatz
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 44(11), 2901-2910, 2009


2008

A T-Coil-Enhanced 8.5 Gb/s High-Swing Source-Series-Terminated Transmitter in 65nm Bulk CMOS
Marcel Kossel, Christian Menolfi, Jonas Weiss, Peter Buchmann, George von Bueren, Lucio Rodoni, Thomas Morf, Thomas Toifl, Martin Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC. Digest of Technical Papers, 2008

A T-Coil-Enhanced 8.5 Gb/s High-Swing SST Transmitter in 65 nm Bulk CMOS With -16 dB Return Loss Over 10 GHz Bandwidth
M Kossel, C Menolfi, J Weiss, P Buchmann, G Bueren von, L Rodoni, T Morf, T Toifl, M Schmatz
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 43(12), 2905-2920, 2008

A small-area voltage regulator with high-bandwidth supply-rejection using a regulated replica in 45nm CMOS SOI
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, pp. 157-160, 2008

Polymer-waveguide-based board-level optical interconnect technology for datacom applications
R. Dangel, C. Berger, R. Beyeler, L. Dellmann, M. Gmur, R. Hamelin, F. Horst, T. Lamprecht, T. Morf, S. Oggioni, others
Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on 31(4), 759-767, IEEE, 2008


2007

Low-cost electro-optical package for use with PCB-embedded waveguides
Jonas Weiss, Christoph Berger, Martin Witzig, Thomas Morf, Roger Dangel, Folkert Horst, Martin Schmatz
Optics East 2007, pp. 677507--677507

A Low-Power 40 Gbit/s Receiver Circuit Based on Full-Swing CMOS-Style Clocking
Thomas Toifl, Christian Menolfi, Peter Buchmann, Christoph Hagleitner, Marcel Kossel, Thomas Morf, Jonas Weiss, Martin Schmatz
IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, pp. 1-4, 2007

Wide tuning range LC-oscillator in 65nm SOI CMOS, based on switchable secondary inductor
T. Morf, M. Kossel, J. Weiss, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, G. von Bueren, R. Bucnmann, M. Schmatz
Electronics Letters 43(24), 1364-1365, IET, 2007

A 16Gb/s source-series terminated transmitter in 65nm CMOS SOI
C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, J. Weiss, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, pp. 446-614, 2007

120 Gb/s optical card-to-card interconnect link demonstrator with embedded waveguides
L Dellmann, C Berger, R Beyeler, R Dangel, M Gmur, R Hamelin, F Horst, T Lamprecht, N Meier, T Morf, others
Electronic Components and Technology Conference, 2007, pp. 1288--1293

A 72mW 0.03 mm2 inductorless 40Gb/s CDR in 65nm SOI CMOS
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, C. Hagleitner, M. Kossel, T. Morf, J. Weiss, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, pp. 226-598, 2007


2006

A 40-GHz static frequency divider with quadrature outputs in 80-nm CMOS
Christian Kromer, G Von Buren, Gion Sialm, Thomas Morf, Frank Ellinger, H Jackel
Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, IEEE 16(10), 564--566, IEEE, 2006

Design of low-power fast VCSEL drivers for high-density links in 90-nm SOI CMOS
G Sialm, C Kromer, F Ellinger, T Morf, D Erni, H Jackel
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on 54(1), 65--73, IEEE, 2006

A DC-to-44-GHz 19dB Gain Amplifier in 90nm CMOS Using Capacitive Bandwidth Enhancement
J.R.M. Weiss, M.A. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M.L. Schmatz, T. Toifl, H. Jaeckel
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, pp. 2082-2091, 2006

Low Power Sampling Latch for up to 25 Gb/s 2x Oversampling CDR in 90-nm CMOS
GV Buren, L Rodoni, C Kromer, H Jackel, A Huber, T Morf
Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2006, pp. 106--109, Citeseer

A 40 Gb/s optical receiver in 80-nm CMOS for short-distance high-density interconnects
C Kromer, G Sialm, D Erni, H Jackel, T Morf, M Kossel
Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2006, pp. 395--398, IEEE

A 22-Gb/s PAM-4 receiver in 90-nm CMOS SOI technology
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, J. Weiss, M.L. Schmatz
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 41(4), 954-965, 2006


2005

Low-jitter 10 GHz multiphase PLL in 90 nm CMOS
M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Schmatz, T. Toifl, J. Weiss
Electronics Letters 41(19), 1053-1054, IET, 2005

Comparison of simulation and measurement of dynamic fiber-coupling effects for high-speed multimode VCSELs
G Sialm, D Lenz, D Erni, G L Bona, C Kromer, M X Jungo, T Morf, F Ellinger, H J{"a}ckel
Journal of lightwave technology 23(7), 2318, IEEE, 2005

Electrical and optical transceivers for short-range data communication, fabricated in VLSI 90-nm bulk and SOI CMOS technology
T Morf, C Menolfi, T Toifl, C Kromer, G Sialm, M Kossel, J Weiss, P Buchmann, C Berger, M Schmatz
IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, pp. 4, 2005

A 0.94-ps-RMS-jitter 0.016-mm2 2.5-GHz multiphase generator PLL with 360 degree digitally programmable phase shift for 10-Gb/s serial links
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, R. Reutemann, M. Ruegg, M.L. Schmatz, J. Weiss
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 40(12), 2700-2712, 2005

A 22 Gbit/s PAM-4 receiver in 90 nm CMOS-SOI technology
T. Toifl, C. Menolfi, M. Ruegg, R. Reutemann, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 380-383, 2005

Tradeoffs of vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers modeling for the development of driver circuits in short distance optical links
G Sialm, D Erni, D Vez, C Kromer, F Ellinger, G L Bona, T Morf, H J{"a}ckel
Optical Engineering44, 105401, 2005

40 Gbit/s limiting output buffer in 80 nm CMOS
G Sialm, C Kromer, T Morf, F Ellinger, H Jackel
Electronics Letters 41(19), 1051--1053, IET, 2005

Effect of body contacts on high-speed circuits in 90 nm CMOS SOI technology
J R M Weiss, C Menolfi, T Morf, M L Schmatz, H Jaeckel
Signals, Circuits and Systems, 2005, pp. 537--540

A low-jitter wideband multiphase PLL in 90nm SOI CMOS technology
M. Kossel, P. Buchmann, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, T. Toifl, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 414-415, 2005

A 25Gb/s PAM4 transmitter in 90nm CMOS SOI
C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, R. Reutemann, M. Ruegg, P. Buchmann, M. Kossel, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC, Digest of Technical Papers, pp. 72-73, 2005

A 100-mW 4$\times$ 10 Gb/s transceiver in 80-nm CMOS for high-density optical interconnects
C Kromer, G Sialm, C Berger, T Morf, M L Schmatz, F Ellinger, D Erni, G L Bona, H Jackel
Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of 40(12), 2667--2679, IEEE, 2005

Optical interconnect demonstrator with embedded waveguides and butt-coupled optoelectronic modules
C. Berger, R. Beyeler, R. Dangel, L. Dellmann, F. Horst, T. Lamprecht, T. Morf, B.J. Offrein, F. Yamada, M. Hasegawa, others
Information Photonics, 2005


2004

A low-power 20-GHz 52-dBΩ transimpedance amplifier in 80-nm CMOS
C Kromer, G Sialm, T Morf, M L Schmatz, F Ellinger, D Erni, H Jackel
Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of 39(6), 885--894, IEEE, 2004

Low-power-consuming 24-Gb/s multiplexer in 90-nm CMOS for optical transceivers
L C Rodoni, T Morf, F Ellinger, G Von Buren, H Jackel
Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, 2004, pp. 48--51

30-40-GHz drain-pumped passive-mixer MMIC fabricated on VLSI SOI CMOS technology
F. Ellinger, L.C. Rodoni, G. Sialm, C. Kromer, G. von Buren, M.L. Schmatz, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, T. Morf, M. Kossel, others
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 52(5), 1382-1391, 2004

A multiphase PLL for 10 Gb/s links in SOI CMOS technology
M. Kossel, T. Morf, W. Baumberger, A. Biber, C. Menolfi, T. Toifl, M. Schmatz
IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, pp. 207-210, 2004

Design and implementation of an optical interconnect demonstrator with board-integrated waveguides and microlens coupling
C. Berger, U. Bapst, G.L. Bona, R. Dangel, L. Dellmann, P. Dill, MA Kossel, T. Morf, B. Offrein, ML Schmatz
Biophotonics/Optical Interconnects and VLSI Photonics/WBM Microcavities, 2004 Digest of the LEOS Summer Topical Meetings, pp. 19--20

60 GHz VCO with wideband tuning range fabricated on VLSI SOI CMOS technology
F Ellinger, T Morf, G Buren, C Kromer, G Sialm, L Rodoni, M Schmatz, H Jackel
Microwave Symposium Digest, 2004 IEEE MTT-S International, pp. 1329--1332


2003

A 23GHz differential amplifier with monolithically integrated T-coils in 0.09/μm CMOS technology
T. Toifl, M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Schmatz
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 239-242, 2003

Wideband CMOS transimpedance amplifier
M. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, M. Schmatz, T. Toifl
Electronics letters 39(7), 587-588, IET, 2003

High-density optical interconnects within large-scale systems
C. Berger, M.A. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, T. Toifl, M.L. Schmatz
Photonics Fabrication Europe, pp. 222--235, 2003

Optical links for printed circuit boards
C. Berger, R. Beyeler, G.L. Bona, R. Dangel, L. Dellmann, P. Dill, F. Horst, M.A. Kossel, C. Menolfi, T. Morf, others
16th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society LEOS, pp. 61-62, 2003


2002

Noise model of InP-InGaAs SHBTs for RF circuit design
A Huber, D Huber, C Bergamaschi, T Morf, H Jackel
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on 50(7), 1675--1682, IEEE, 2002


1998

Effects of epitaxial lift-off on the DC, RF, and thermal properties of MESFET's on various host materials
T Morf, C Biber, W Bachtold
Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on 45(7), 1407--1413, IEEE, 1998

A nonlinear microwave MOSFET model for SPICE simulators
C E Biber, M L Schmatz, T Morf, U Lott, W Bachtold
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on 46(5), 604--610, IEEE, 1998


1996

RF and 1/f noise investigations on MESFETs and circuits transplanted by epitaxial lift off
Thomas Morf, Catherine Brys, Peter Van Daele, Piet Demeester, Hansruedi Benedickter, Werner Bachtold
Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on 43(9), 1489--1494, IEEE, 1996