Decanis, Ugo

Ph.D. 2012

He was born in Albenga (SV), Italy, in 1984. He received the Bachelor Degree (summa cum laude) in 2006 and the Master Degree (summa cum laude) in 2008 from the University of Pavia. Durign his Master Degree Thesis he studied millimeter wave frequency dividers.

In 2009 he was with STMicroelectronics (San Jose, CA, USA) as an intern working on PLLs for hard-disk R-W channel applications.

He is currently a Ph.D Student in Microelectronics at the University of Pavia. His major reserch interests include RF and mmW IC design on sub-micron CMOS technologies.


PUBLICATIONS

2012

  • [DOI] A. Ghilioni, U. Decanis, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A 4.8mW inductorless CMOS frequency divider-by-4 with more than 60% fractional bandwidth up to 70GHz,” in Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 2012 IEEE, 2012, pp. 1-4.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2012Ghilioni,
      author = {Ghilioni, A. and Decanis, U. and Mazzanti, A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {A 4.8mW inductorless CMOS frequency divider-by-4 with more than 60%
      fractional bandwidth up to 70GHz},
      booktitle = {Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 2012 IEEE},
      year = {2012},
      pages = {1-4},
      month = {Sept},
      doi = {10.1109/CICC.2012.6330595},
      issn = {0886-5930},
      keywords = {CMOS integrated circuits;differential amplifiers;frequency dividers;frequency
      synthesizers;bandwidth 14 GHz to 70 GHz;clocked differential amplifiers;dynamic
      CML latches;fractional bandwidth;frequency synthesizers;inductorless
      CMOS frequency divider-by-4;large division factors;load resistance;power
      4.8 mW;size 32 nm;tail current;wide-band low-power dividers;Bandwidth;CMOS
      integrated circuits;Clocks;Frequency conversion;Latches;Power demand;Resistance;Frequency
      divider and CMOS technology;Low power electronics;Millimeter wave
      circuits;Wideband},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }

2011

  • [DOI] U. Decanis, A. Ghilioni, E. Monaco, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A Low-Noise Quadrature VCO Based on Magnetically Coupled Resonators and a Wideband Frequency Divider at Millimeter Waves,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 46, iss. 12, pp. 2943-2955, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{2011Decanis,
      author = {Decanis, U. and Ghilioni, A. and Monaco, E. and Mazzanti, A. and
      Svelto, F.},
      title = {A Low-Noise Quadrature VCO Based on Magnetically Coupled Resonators
      and a Wideband Frequency Divider at Millimeter Waves},
      journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      year = {2011},
      volume = {46},
      pages = {2943-2955},
      number = {12},
      month = {Dec},
      doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2011.2162468},
      issn = {0018-9200},
      keywords = {CMOS integrated circuits;differential amplifiers;field effect MIMIC;frequency
      dividers;millimetre wave frequency convertors;millimetre wave oscillators;phase
      noise;voltage-controlled oscillators;CMOS process;MIMIC;clocked differential
      amplifiers;current 22 mA;frequency 56 GHz to 60.4 GHz;inter-stage
      passive components;low-noise quadrature VCO;magnetically coupled
      resonators;phase error;phase noise;phased-array systems;power 6.5
      mW;size 65 nm;voltage 1 V;wideband frequency divider;wireless on-chip
      processing;Couplings;Frequency conversion;Phase noise;Resonant frequency;Voltage-controlled
      oscillators;CMOS;direct conversion;frequency divider;low phase noise;low-$k$
      transformer;millimeter wave;quadrature voltage-controlled oscillator
      (VCO)},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }
  • [DOI] U. Decanis, A. Ghilioni, E. Monaco, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A mm-Wave quadrature VCO based on magnetically coupled resonators,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2011 IEEE International, 2011, pp. 280-282.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2011Decanisa,
      author = {Decanis, U. and Ghilioni, A. and Monaco, E. and Mazzanti, A. and
      Svelto, F.},
      title = {A mm-Wave quadrature VCO based on magnetically coupled resonators},
      booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC),
      2011 IEEE International},
      year = {2011},
      pages = {280-282},
      month = {Feb},
      doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2011.5746318},
      issn = {0193-6530},
      keywords = {1/f noise;CMOS integrated circuits;resonators;voltage-controlled oscillators;1/f
      noise;CMOS technology;compact quadrature generator;cross-coupled
      LC voltage-controlled oscillator;current 22 mA;dividers;double-frequency
      VCO;frequency 1 MHz;frequency 56 GHz to 60.3 GHz;magnetically coupled
      resonator;mm-wave quadrature VCO;size 65 nm;voltage 1 V;CMOS integrated
      circuits;Phase noise;Resonant frequency;Solid state circuits;Tuning;Voltage-controlled
      oscillators},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }
  • [DOI] A. Ghilioni, U. Decanis, E. Monaco, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A 6.5mW inductorless CMOS frequency divider-by-4 operating up to 70GHz,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2011 IEEE International, 2011, pp. 282-284.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2011Ghilioni,
      author = {Ghilioni, A. and Decanis, U. and Monaco, E. and Mazzanti, A. and
      Svelto, F.},
      title = {A 6.5mW inductorless CMOS frequency divider-by-4 operating up to
      70GHz},
      booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC),
      2011 IEEE International},
      year = {2011},
      pages = {282-284},
      month = {Feb},
      doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2011.5746319},
      issn = {0193-6530},
      keywords = {CMOS integrated circuits;current-mode logic;differential amplifiers;field
      effect MIMIC;flip-flops;frequency dividers;injection locked oscillators;integrated
      circuit interconnections;optical communication;radio transceivers;synchronisation;clock
      synchronization;clocked differential amplifiers;digital calibration;inductorless
      CMOS frequency divider;injection locking;injection-locked oscillators;integrated
      circuit interconnections;mm-wave dividers;nanometer-scale CMOS technology;optical
      communications;power 6.5 mW;radio frequency application;size 65 nm;static
      CML latches;wireless transceivers;CMOS integrated circuits;Capacitors;Clocks;Frequency
      conversion;Latches;Noise measurement;Time frequency analysis},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }
  • [DOI] F. Vecchi, S. Bozzola, E. Temporiti, D. Guermandi, M. Pozzoni, M. Repossi, M. Cusmai, U. Decanis, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A Wideband Receiver for Multi-Gbit/s Communications in 65 nm CMOS,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 46, iss. 3, pp. 551-561, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{2011Vecchi,
      author = {Vecchi, F. and Bozzola, S. and Temporiti, E. and Guermandi, D. and
      Pozzoni, M. and Repossi, M. and Cusmai, M. and Decanis, U. and Mazzanti,
      A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {A Wideband Receiver for Multi-Gbit/s Communications in 65 nm CMOS},
      journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      year = {2011},
      volume = {46},
      pages = {551-561},
      number = {3},
      month = {March},
      doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2010.2100251},
      issn = {0018-9200},
      keywords = {CMOS analogue integrated circuits;MMIC amplifiers;MMIC oscillators;low-power
      electronics;microwave filters;phase detectors;radio links;radio transceivers;voltage-controlled
      oscillators;wideband amplifiers;analog fractional bandwidths;charge
      pump combination;classical LC loaded stages bandwidth;filter components
      integrated phase noise;frequency reference generator;high-rate communications
      technology;in-band gain ripple;integer-N type-II synthesizer;interstage
      coupling;linear processing chain;low power wide range divider chain;noise
      figure 6.5 dB;power 84 mW;signal constellation integrity;size 65
      nm;sliding IF architecture;state phase frequency detector;switched
      tuned LC VCO;transceiver;wideband amplifiers;wideband receiver;wireless
      links;Bandwidth;Capacitors;Couplings;Gain;Mixers;Noise;Synthesizers;CMOS;coupled
      resonators;dividers;integrated noise;low noise amplifiers;millimeter
      wave receiver;mixer;mm-wave;synthesizer;wideband},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }

2010

  • [DOI] F. Vecchi, S. Bozzola, M. Pozzoni, D. Guermandi, E. Temporiti, M. Repossi, U. Decanis, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A 60GHz receiver with 13GHz bandwidth for Gbit/s wireless links in 65nm CMOS,” in IC Design and Technology (ICICDT), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, 2010, pp. 228-231.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2010Vecchi,
      author = {Vecchi, F. and Bozzola, S. and Pozzoni, M. and Guermandi, D. and
      Temporiti, E. and Repossi, M. and Decanis, U. and Mazzanti, A. and
      Svelto, F.},
      title = {A 60GHz receiver with 13GHz bandwidth for Gbit/s wireless links in
      65nm CMOS},
      booktitle = {IC Design and Technology (ICICDT), 2010 IEEE International Conference
      on},
      year = {2010},
      pages = {228-231},
      month = {June},
      doi = {10.1109/ICICDT.2010.5510248},
      keywords = {CMOS integrated circuits;low noise amplifiers;millimetre waves;mixers
      (circuits);phase noise;voltage-controlled oscillators;CMOS;LNA gain;RF
      mixer;VCO;bandwidth 13 GHz;frequency 10 MHz;frequency 60 GHz;gain
      35 dB;local oscillator;low-noise amplifier;mm-waves;phase noise;power
      75 mW;quadrature IF mixer;size 65 nm;sliding IF architecture;wireless
      link;Bandwidth;Frequency conversion;Gain;Local oscillators;Phase
      noise;Power dissipation;RF signals;Radio frequency;Voltage-controlled
      oscillators;Wideband},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }
  • [DOI] F. Vecchi, S. Bozzola, M. Pozzoni, D. Guermandi, E. Temporiti, M. Repossi, U. Decanis, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A wideband mm-Wave CMOS receiver for Gb/s communications employing interstage coupled resonators,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2010 IEEE International, 2010, pp. 220-221.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2010Vecchia,
      author = {Vecchi, F. and Bozzola, S. and Pozzoni, M. and Guermandi, D. and
      Temporiti, E. and Repossi, M. and Decanis, U. and Mazzanti, A. and
      Svelto, F.},
      title = {A wideband mm-Wave CMOS receiver for Gb/s communications employing
      interstage coupled resonators},
      booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC),
      2010 IEEE International},
      year = {2010},
      pages = {220-221},
      month = {Feb},
      doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2010.5433953},
      issn = {0193-6530},
      keywords = {low noise amplifiers;millimetre wave receivers;mixers (circuits);transceivers;voltage-controlled
      oscillators;LNA gain stages;RF mixer;VCO;dividers;interstage coupled
      resonators;power 75 mW;quadrature IF mixers;size 65 nm;wideband mm-wave
      CMOS receiver;Bandwidth;Capacitors;Inductors;Noise measurement;Phase
      noise;Radio frequency;Transconductors;Tuning;Voltage-controlled oscillators;Wideband},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }