Synopsis

After 30 years research with Philips Electronics and NXP Semiconductors, I am now Director and Chief Consultant with RFSA Consulting Ltd. The business offers expert design and consulting services to industry, mainly in the areas of RF systems and architecture, CMOS mixed-signal circuit design, microwave component design and analogue filters.

My research career with Philips splits broadly into two halves: for 15 years I studied the design of microwave systems and components, with a special interest in advanced filter design by exact synthesis; for the second 15 years I studied RF transceiver system design for a range of portable wireless products but with a particular emphasis on cellular applications. In both cases I became widely published and eventually became responsible as technical lead for the research activities within Philips UK. After a predominantly technical career culminating in the position of Research Fellow, I was briefly appointed Department Head of a 35-man research group within Philips Research. As a consequence of the sale of Philips Semiconductors however, I left soon afterwards to become Department Head for NXP Research in the UK. My group carried out a diverse programme of research on radio systems.

I have published in the order of 45 external papers, written a book, filed more than 50 patents and been a regular presenter at international conferences. I am a Fellow of the IET, a chartered engineer, a senior member of the IEEE and a former member of the Technical Programme Committee for the EuMC.

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Dr Brian Minnis

Brian Minnis

Brian Minnis