Bianchi, Dario

Ph.D. 2013

He was born in Guastalla, Reggio Emilia (Italy), in 1984. He received the Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, (Italy), in 2009. During his master degree thesis he studied high dynamic–range gm-C filters.

In 2009 he received a grant from the Department of Electronics of the University of Pavia and began his research activity in collaboration with Studio di Microelettronica (a Joint Research Laboratory between STMicroelectronics and the University of Pavia), working on High Voltage Integrated Circuits. In 2010 he joined the Department of Electronics, University of Pavia, as a Ph.D. student in microelectronics. His major research interests included analog, high voltage integrated circuits for ultrasound applications.

He is currently with STMicroelectronics in Milan, working on high voltage front-end for ultrasound application.


CONTACT

E-mail: dario.bianchi@unipv.it


PUBLICATIONS

2014

  • [DOI] D. Bianchi, F. Quaglia, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “Analysis and Design of a High Voltage Integrated Class-B Amplifier for Ultra-Sound Transducers,” Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 61, iss. 7, pp. 1942-1951, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{2014Bianchi,
      author = {Bianchi, D. and Quaglia, F. and Mazzanti, A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {Analysis and Design of a High Voltage Integrated Class-B Amplifier
      for Ultra-Sound Transducers},
      journal = {Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on},
      year = {2014},
      volume = {61},
      pages = {1942-1951},
      number = {7},
      month = {July},
      doi = {10.1109/TCSI.2014.2298284},
      issn = {1549-8328},
      keywords = {amplifiers;frequency response;integrated circuit design;linear network
      analysis;ultrasonic transducers;BCD technology;BCD6-SOI technology;apodization
      profiles;capacitance 150 pF;circuit analysis;device parameters;discrete
      technology approach;feedback loop;harmonic content;high voltage integrated
      class-B amplifier;high voltage trans-impedance stage;large signal
      frequency response;linear amplifiers;low-voltage transconductor;manufacturing
      costs;power 37 mW;resistance 100 ohm;signal amplitude;space occupation;transmit
      energy;ultra-sound applications;ultra-sound transducers;Bandwidth;Capacitance;Capacitors;Frequency
      response;Gain;Harmonic analysis;Impedance;BCD technology;class-B;descriptive
      function;high-voltage ICs;linear amplifier;ultrasound},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }

2013

  • [DOI] D. Bianchi, F. Quaglia, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “High-voltage integrated Class-B amplifier for ultrasound transducers,” in IC Design Technology (ICICDT), 2013 International Conference on, 2013, pp. 105-108.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2013Bianchi,
      author = {Bianchi, D. and Quaglia, F. and Mazzanti, A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {High-voltage integrated Class-B amplifier for ultrasound transducers},
      booktitle = {IC Design Technology (ICICDT), 2013 International Conference on},
      year = {2013},
      pages = {105-108},
      month = {May},
      doi = {10.1109/ICICDT.2013.6563314},
      keywords = {BIMOS integrated circuits;UHF integrated circuits;UHF power amplifiers;feedback
      amplifiers;power integrated circuits;ultrasonic imaging;ultrasonic
      transducers;BCD technology;BCD-6 SOI;Watts level;apodization profiles;circuit
      analysis;feedback amplifier;frequency 5.5 MHz;gain 40.9 dB;high-voltage
      high-efficiency class-B output stage;high-voltage integrated class-B
      amplifier;high-voltage linear amplifiers;large-signal frequency response;power
      37 mW;quiescent power dissipation;signal amplitude;ultrasound imaging;ultrasound
      transducers;voltage 90 V;Capacitance;Capacitors;Frequency response;Harmonic
      analysis;Imaging;Impedance;Ultrasonic imaging;BCD technology;class-B;descriptive
      function;high-voltage ICs;linear amplifier;ultrasound},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }

2012

  • [DOI] D. Bianchi, F. Quaglia, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A 90Vpp 720MHz GBW linear power amplifier for ultrasound imaging transmitters in BCD6-SOI,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2012 IEEE International, 2012, pp. 370-372.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2012Bianchi,
      author = {Bianchi, D. and Quaglia, F. and Mazzanti, A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {A 90Vpp 720MHz GBW linear power amplifier for ultrasound imaging
      transmitters in BCD6-SOI},
      booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC),
      2012 IEEE International},
      year = {2012},
      pages = {370-372},
      month = {Feb},
      doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2012.6177054},
      issn = {0193-6530},
      keywords = {power amplifiers;ultrasonic imaging;BCD6-SOI;EM interference reduction;GBW
      linear power amplifier;apodization profiles;frequency 720 MHz;harmonic
      imaging;integrated amplifier topologies;pulse transmission technique;reliability
      improvement;transducer drivers;ultrasound imaging transmitters;waveform
      generators;Harmonic analysis;Harmonic distortion;Imaging;Impedance;Power
      amplifiers;Ultrasonic imaging;Voltage measurement},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }