MSc thesis project proposal

Interference cancellation schemes for radar applications (NXP)

Interference cancellation schemes for radar applications (NXP).
An automotive radar application implements an array of mm-wave transceivers (TRXs) to enable various self-driving functions. Interference poses a significant challenge in the implementation of a high-performance RX architecture.  Therefore, new interference cancellation schemes required to advance current state-of-the art solutions. This thesis focuses on the study of interference cancellation techniques targeting for radar applications.

In this master thesis project, you will do/learn:

  • In depth study of radar RX architecture and interference cancellation schemes
  • Design of analog and mixed-signal circuits in 28nm CMOS
  • Circuit simulations with Spectre
  • Layout design of circuits and simulation of extracted layout
  • Build understanding of impact of process imperfections and parasitic artifacts on performance

A stipend is provided.


Overview of the project planning (depending on the progress of the student)

  • Literature review of high-speed RF DACs targeting waveform generation for radar.
  • System level study of the proposed architecture in Matlab/Cadence.
  • Circuit and layout implementation.
  • Tape-out of the IC followed by measurement.
  • Process node: 28nm HPCP.
  • Possibility to tape-out your design and measure the resulting chip


  • Good knowledge of analog and mixed circuit design.
  • Good understanding of ADC and DAC architectures.
  • Familiarity with Matlab/Python and Cadence.

Contact Muhammed Bolatkale

Electronic Instrumentation Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2024-02-07