Bozzola, Stefano

Ph.D. 2010

He was born in Genova, Italy, in 1982. He received the Bachelor Degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2003 and the Master Degree (summa cum laude) from the same university in 2005. During his Master Degree thesis, he studied digital controlled oscillators for all digital PLL applications.

In 2006 he was with Broadcom Corp. (Irvine, CA, USA) as an intern working with the TV tuner group under the supervision of the Vice President Peter Vorekamp. Then he joined the Department of Electronics, Univeristy of Pavia, as a Ph.D. student in microelectronics. His major research interests included analog, RF and mmW IC design for millimeter wave applications. In 2007 he spent a period at BWRC (Berkeley, CA, USA) working on the characterization of integrated CMOS devicesw for millimeter-wave applications. In 2009 he was with STMicroelectonics France (Grenoble, France) as an intern working on PLLs for SATA applications. He is currently with Broadcom Netherlands B.V. in Utrecht (the Netherlands), working on integrated TV tuners.


PUBLICATIONS

2011

  • [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}
    }

2009

  • [DOI] S. Bozzola, D. Guermandi, F. Vecchi, M. Repossi, M. Pozzoni, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “A sliding IF receiver for mm-wave WLANs in 65nm CMOS,” in Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 2009. CICC ’09. IEEE, 2009, pp. 669-672.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2009Bozzola,
      author = {Bozzola, S. and Guermandi, D. and Vecchi, F. and Repossi, M. and
      Pozzoni, M. and Mazzanti, A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {A sliding IF receiver for mm-wave WLANs in 65nm CMOS},
      booktitle = {Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 2009. CICC '09. IEEE},
      year = {2009},
      pages = {669-672},
      month = {Sept},
      doi = {10.1109/CICC.2009.5280754},
      keywords = {CMOS integrated circuits;receivers;CMOS;phase noise;power consumption;quadrature
      IF mixers;sliding IF receiver;Energy consumption;Gain measurement;Local
      oscillators;Noise measurement;Performance evaluation;Phase noise;Prototypes;Radio
      frequency;Tuning;Voltage-controlled oscillators;60 GHz receivers;mm-wave
      CMOS;sliding-IF architecture},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }

2008

  • [DOI] S. Bozzola, D. Guermandi, A. Mazzanti, and F. Svelto, “An 11.5% frequency tuning, -184 dBc/Hz noise FOM 54 GHz VCO,” in Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, 2008. RFIC 2008. IEEE, 2008, pp. 657-660.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{2008Bozzola,
      author = {Bozzola, S. and Guermandi, D. and Mazzanti, A. and Svelto, F.},
      title = {An 11.5% frequency tuning, -184 dBc/Hz noise FOM 54 GHz VCO},
      booktitle = {Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, 2008. RFIC 2008. IEEE},
      year = {2008},
      pages = {657-660},
      month = {June},
      doi = {10.1109/RFIC.2008.4561523},
      issn = {1529-2517},
      keywords = {MOS capacitors;millimetre wave oscillators;varactors;voltage-controlled
      oscillators;FOM;VCO;analog tuning;digital tuning;efficiency 11.5
      percent;frequency 54 GHz;inversion mode MOS;optimize capacitance
      tuning range;power 7.2 mW;size 65 nm;varactor;Capacitance;Frequency
      measurement;Inductors;Noise measurement;Noise robustness;Prototypes;Spirals;Tuning;Varactors;Voltage-controlled
      oscillators;I-MOS varactor;Voltage controlled oscillator;mm-wave},
      timestamp = {2015.03.04}
    }