Research

John Poulton

John Poulton, Ph.D.
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Bio:

John Poulton received a B.S. in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1967, an MS in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1969, and a Ph.D in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.  He is a senior member of IEEE.  From 1981-1999 he was a researcher in the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where from 1995 he held the rank of Research Professor. He did research on VLSI-based architectures for graphics and imaging and was a principal contributor to the design and construction of several experimental high-performance graphics systems. Between 2000 and 2003 he served as Chief Engineer for Velio Communications, where he was engaged in development of gigabit signaling systems. Between 2003 and 2009, he held the position of Technical Director in Rambus, Inc's Chapel Hill, NC office, and was instrumental in developing Rambus' low-power signaling technology.

Research Interests:

High-Performance on-Chip Interconnect, Networks-on-Chip, Low-Power Chip-to-Chip Signaling, PLLs, DLLs and Other Timing Circuits, Low-Power Circuit Design

Publications:
A 0.54 pJ/b 20 Gb/s Ground-Referenced Single-Ended Short-Reach Serial Link in 28 nm CMOS for Advanced Packaging Applications
A 0.54pJ/b 20Gb/s Ground-Referenced Single-Ended Short-Haul Serial Link in 28nm CMOS for Advanced Packaging Applications
A 14-mW 6.25-Gb/s Transceiver in 90-nm CMOS