Adam Cooman

Research Engineer, IMEC
October 2021 - …
Team: Advanced RF.

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I am part of the Advanced RF team (ARF) at IMEC, working as an ADC designer.

Research Engineer, Ampleon
October 2018 - October 2021
Team: Advanced Concepts and Systems.


I was part of Ampleon’s Advanced concepts and systems team, which is responsible for the study and development of new amplifier architectures, modeling techniques and system-level concepts. Specifically, my role consisted of:

  • I led a team responsible to study techniques specific to linearisation of gallium-nitride transistors.
  • Development of measurement and signal processing algorithms for DPD testing of power amplifiers.
  • Implementation of behavioural models and simulation techniques to improve system-level design.

Post-Doc at INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Januari 2017 - Juli 2018

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At INRIA, we are developing a stability analysis for RF/microwave analog circuits. Classical tools use rational approximation to determine stability of a circuit. In high-frequency circuits, the presence of transmission lines makes the circuits non-rational, which complicates stability analysis. Our solution is to use functional projection onto stable and unstable bases instead of a rational approximation. You can download the matlab code to perform this stability analysis from

Stability Analysis

Doctorate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
August 2012 - December 2016
Department: ELEC
Promotor: Gerd Vandersteen.
Funded by IWT-Vlaanderen.

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During my PhD, I developed a Distortion Contribution Analysis which can detect the dominant source of non-linear distortion in analog electronic circuits using modulated signals.

Distortion Contribution Analysis

Besides the research, I was also teaching the labs and excercises for the following courses:

Master in Electronics and Information Technology
September 2010 - June 2012
Grote Onderscheiding, 83%

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My master thesis was on the design and analysis of operational amplifiers for use in active filters. It was guided by Prof. Gerd Vandersteen.

Bachelor in de Ingenieurswetenschappen
September 2007 - June 2010

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