• Associate Professor
Sam Palermo

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2007
  • M.S. Texas A&M University, 1999
  • B.S. Texas A&M University, 1997

Research Interests

    • Analog and mixed-signal circuits
    • High-speed electrical and optical interconnect circuits and design methodologies
    • Design and modeling of clock generation and recovery circuits (PLL/DLL/CDRs)
    • Overcoming increasing variability in analog circuits with digital assistance

     

Selected Publications

  • I. Young, E. Mohammed, J. Liao, A. Kern, S. Palermo, B. Block, M. Reshotko, and P. Chang, "Optical Technology for Energy Efficient I/O in High Performance Computing," IEEE Communications Magazine, Oct. 2010.
  • A. Palaniappan and S. Palermo, "Power Efficiency Modeling and Optimization of High-Speed Equalized-Electrical I/O Architectures," IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, Oct. 2010.
  • A. Palaniappan and S. Palermo, "Power Efficiency Comparisons of Interchip Optical Interconnect Architectures," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, May 2010.
  • I. Young, E. Mohammed, J. Liao, A. Kern, S. Palermo, B. Block, M. Reshotko, and P. Chang, "Optical I/O Technology for Tera-Scale Computing," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Jan. 2010.
  • I. Young, E. Mohammed, J. Liao, A. Kern, S. Palermo, B. Block, M. Reshotko, and P. Chang, "Optical I/O Technology for Tera-Scale Computing," IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Feb. 2009.
  • S. Palermo, A. Emami-Neyestanak, and M. Horowitz, "A 90nm CMOS 16Gb/s Transceiver for Optical Interconnects," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, May 2008.
  • E. Mohammed, J. Liao, A. Kern, D. Lu, H. Braunisch, T. Thomas, S. Hyvonen, S. Palermo, and I. Young, "An Optical Hybrid Package with an 8-channel 18GT/s CMOS Transceiver for Chip-to-Chip Optical Interconnect," SPIE Photonics West, Jan. 2008.
  • J. Roth, S. Palermo, N. Helman, D. Bour, D. Miller, and M. Horowitz, "An Optical Interconnect Transceiver at 1550nm using Low Voltage Electroabsorption Modulators Directly Integrated to CMOS," IEEE-OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Dec. 2007.
  • S. Palermo, A. Emami-Neyestanak, and M. Horowitz, "A 90nm CMOS 16Gb/s Transceiver for Optical Interconnects," IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Feb. 2007.
  • J. Roth, S. Palermo, N. Helman, D. Bour, D. Miller, and M. Horowitz, "1550nm Optical Interconnect Transceiver with Low Voltage Electroabsorption Modulators Flip-Chip Bonded to 90nm CMOS," IEEE-OSA Optical Fiber Communications Conference, Feb. 2007.