Brandolini, Massimo

Ph.D. 2006

He was born in Broni, Italy, in 1977. He received the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Pavia, Italy, in 2002. He received the PhD degree in EECS from University of Pavia in 2006. His research activity was on analog and RF ICs design for wireless communications, in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies, especially focusing on highly linear RF front-ends for GSM and UMTS applications.

In January 2006 he joined Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, CA, USA, where he is now Principal Scientist, involved in circuit and system design of highly integrated Satellite and Cable Modem receivers.

Dr Brandolini is co-recipient of the 2003 Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award.


PUBLICATIONS

2010

  • [DOI] F. Gatta, R. Gomez, Y. Shin, T. Hayashi, H. Zou, J. Y. C. Chang, L. Dauphinee, J. Xiao, D. S. -H. Chang, T. Chih, M. Brandolini, D. Koh, B. J. -J. Hung, T. Wu, M. Introini, G. Cusmai, E. Zencir, F. Singor, H. Eberhart, L. Tan, B. Currivan, L. He, P. Cangiane, and P. Vorenkamp, “An embedded 65 nm CMOS baseband IQ 48 MHz-1 GHz dual tuner for DOCSIS 3.0,” Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 48, iss. 4, pp. 88-97, 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{5439081,
      Author = {Gatta, F. and Gomez, R. and Young Shin and Hayashi, T. and Zou, H. and Chang, J. Y C and Dauphinee, L. and Jianhong Xiao and Chang, D. S -H and Tai-Hong Chih and Brandolini, M. and Dongsoo Koh and Hung, B. J -J and Tao Wu and Introini, M. and Cusmai, G. and Zencir, E. and Singor, F. and Eberhart, H. and Tan, L. and Currivan, B. and Lin He and Cangiane, P. and Vorenkamp, P.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:06:08 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/MCOM.2010.5439081},
      Issn = {0163-6804},
      Journal = {Communications Magazine, IEEE},
      Number = {4},
      Pages = {88-97},
      Title = {An embedded 65 nm CMOS baseband IQ 48 MHz-1 GHz dual tuner for DOCSIS 3.0},
      Volume = {48},
      Year = {2010},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2010.5439081}}

2009

  • [DOI] F. Gatta, R. Gomez, Y. Shin, T. Hayashi, H. Zou, J. Y. C. Chang, L. Dauphinee, J. Xiao, D. S. -H. Chang, T. -H. Chih, M. Brandolini, D. Koh, B. J. -J. Hung, T. Wu, M. Introini, G. Cusmai, L. Tan, B. Currivan, L. He, P. Cangiane, and P. Vorenkamp, “An embedded 65nm CMOS low-IF 48MHz-to-1GHz dual tuner for DOCSIS 3.0,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference – Digest of Technical Papers, 2009. ISSCC 2009. IEEE International, 2009, p. 122-123,123a.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{4977338,
      Author = {Gatta, F. and Gomez, R. and Shin, Y. and Hayashi, T. and Zou, H. and Chang, J. Y C and Dauphinee, L. and Xiao, J. and Chang, D. S -H and Chih, T. -H and Brandolini, M. and Koh, D. and Hung, B. J -J and Wu, T. and Introini, M. and Cusmai, G. and Tan, L. and Currivan, B. and He, L. and Cangiane, P. and Vorenkamp, P.},
      Booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference - Digest of Technical Papers, 2009. ISSCC 2009. IEEE International},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:21:36 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2009.4977338},
      Pages = {122-123,123a},
      Title = {An embedded 65nm CMOS low-IF 48MHz-to-1GHz dual tuner for DOCSIS 3.0},
      Year = {2009},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSCC.2009.4977338}}
  • [DOI] F. Gatta, R. Gomez, Y. J. Shin, T. Hayashi, H. Zou, J. Y. C. Chang, L. Dauphinee, J. Xiao, D. S. -H. Chang, T. Chih, M. Brandolini, D. Koh, B. J. -J. Hung, T. Wu, M. Introini, G. Cusmai, E. Zencir, F. Singor, H. Eberhart, L. K. Tan, B. Currivan, L. He, P. Cangiane, and P. Vorenkamp, “An Embedded 65 nm CMOS Baseband IQ 48 MHz #x2013;1 GHz Dual Tuner for DOCSIS 3.0,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 44, iss. 12, pp. 3511-3525, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{5342363,
      Author = {Gatta, F. and Gomez, R. and Shin, Y.J. and Hayashi, T. and Zou, H. and Chang, J. Y C and Dauphinee, L. and Jianhong Xiao and Chang, D. S -H and Tai-Hong Chih and Brandolini, M. and Dongsoo Koh and Hung, B. J -J and Tao Wu and Introini, M. and Cusmai, G. and Zencir, E. and Singor, F. and Eberhart, H. and Tan, L.K. and Currivan, B. and Lin He and Cangiane, P. and Vorenkamp, P.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:02:38 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2009.2032497},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {12},
      Pages = {3511-3525},
      Title = {An Embedded 65 nm CMOS Baseband IQ 48 MHz #x2013;1 GHz Dual Tuner for DOCSIS 3.0},
      Volume = {44},
      Year = {2009},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2009.2032497}}

2008

  • F. Svelto, M. B. Vahidfar, and M. Brandolini, “Reconfigurable Si RF receiver front-ends for multistandard radios,” in Wireless Technology, 2008. EuWiT 2008. European Conference on, 2008, pp. 33-36.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{4753800,
      Author = {Svelto, F. and Vahidfar, M.B. and Brandolini, M.},
      Booktitle = {Wireless Technology, 2008. EuWiT 2008. European Conference on},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:29:39 +0100},
      Pages = {33-36},
      Title = {Reconfigurable Si RF receiver front-ends for multistandard radios},
      Year = {2008}}

2007

  • [DOI] M. Brandolini, M. Sosio, and F. Svelto, “A 750 mV Fully Integrated Direct Conversion Receiver Front-End for GSM in 90-nm CMOS,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 42, iss. 6, pp. 1310-1317, 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{4214958,
      Author = {Brandolini, M. and Sosio, M. and Svelto, F.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 16:21:19 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2007.897131},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {6},
      Pages = {1310-1317},
      Title = {A 750 mV Fully Integrated Direct Conversion Receiver Front-End for GSM in 90-nm CMOS},
      Volume = {42},
      Year = {2007},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2007.897131}}

2006

  • [DOI] M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, D. Sanzogni, and F. Svelto, “A +78 dBm IIP2 CMOS direct downconversion mixer for fully integrated UMTS receivers,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 41, iss. 3, pp. 552-559, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{1599524,
      Author = {Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Sanzogni, D. and Svelto, F.},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 10:38:05 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2005.864123},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {3},
      Pages = {552-559},
      Read = {0},
      Title = {A +78 dBm IIP2 CMOS direct downconversion mixer for fully integrated UMTS receivers},
      Volume = {41},
      Year = {2006},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2005.864123}}
  • [DOI] A. Liscidini, M. Brandolini, D. Sanzogni, and R. Castello, “A 0.13 mu;m CMOS front-end, for DCS1800/UMTS/802.11b-g with multiband positive feedback low-noise amplifier,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 41, iss. 4, pp. 981-989, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{1610642,
      Author = {Liscidini, A. and Brandolini, M. and Sanzogni, D. and Castello, R.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 14:52:32 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2006.870890},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {4},
      Pages = {981-989},
      Title = {A 0.13 mu;m CMOS front-end, for DCS1800/UMTS/802.11b-g with multiband positive feedback low-noise amplifier},
      Volume = {41},
      Year = {2006},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2006.870890}}
  • [DOI] G. Cusmai, M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, and F. Svelto, “A 0.18- CMOS Selective Receiver Front-End for UWB Applications,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 41, iss. 8, pp. 1764-1771, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{1661753,
      Author = {Cusmai, G. and Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Svelto, F.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:19:58 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2006.877256},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {8},
      Pages = {1764-1771},
      Title = {A 0.18- CMOS Selective Receiver Front-End for UWB Applications},
      Volume = {41},
      Year = {2006},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2006.877256}}
  • [DOI] M. Brandolini, M. Sosio, and F. Svelto, “A 750mV 15kHz 1/f Noise Corner 51dBm IIP2 Direct-Conversion Front-End for GSM in 90nm CMOS,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2006. ISSCC 2006. Digest of Technical Papers. IEEE International, 2006, pp. 1882-1891.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1696246,
      Author = {Brandolini, M. and Sosio, M. and Svelto, F.},
      Booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2006. ISSCC 2006. Digest of Technical Papers. IEEE International},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 10:52:50 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2006.1696246},
      Issn = {0193-6530},
      Pages = {1882-1891},
      Title = {A 750mV 15kHz 1/f Noise Corner 51dBm IIP2 Direct-Conversion Front-End for GSM in 90nm CMOS},
      Year = {2006},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSCC.2006.1696246}}

2005

  • [DOI] M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, D. Manstretta, and F. Svelto, “Toward multistandard mobile terminals – fully integrated receivers requirements and architectures,” Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 53, iss. 3, pp. 1026-1038, 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{1406308,
      Author = {Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Manstretta, D. and Svelto, F.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 14:52:12 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/TMTT.2005.843505},
      Issn = {0018-9480},
      Journal = {Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on},
      Number = {3},
      Pages = {1026-1038},
      Title = {Toward multistandard mobile terminals - fully integrated receivers requirements and architectures},
      Volume = {53},
      Year = {2005},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2005.843505}}
  • [DOI] P. Rossi, A. Liscidini, M. Brandolini, and F. Svelto, “A variable gain RF front-end, based on a Voltage-Voltage feedback LNA, for multistandard applications,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 40, iss. 3, pp. 690-697, 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{1408089,
      Author = {Rossi, P. and Liscidini, A. and Brandolini, M. and Svelto, F.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 16:19:34 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2005.843631},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {3},
      Pages = {690-697},
      Title = {A variable gain RF front-end, based on a Voltage-Voltage feedback LNA, for multistandard applications},
      Volume = {40},
      Year = {2005},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2005.843631}}
  • [DOI] A. Liscidini, M. Brandolini, D. Sanzogni, and R. Castello, “A 0.13 um CMOS front-end for DCS1800/UMTS/802.11b-g with multi-band positive feedback low noise amplifier,” in VLSI Circuits, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. 2005 Symposium on, 2005, pp. 406-409.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1469415,
      Author = {Liscidini, A. and Brandolini, M. and Sanzogni, D. and Castello, R.},
      Booktitle = {VLSI Circuits, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. 2005 Symposium on},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:34:51 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 14:53:11 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/VLSIC.2005.1469415},
      Pages = {406-409},
      Title = {A 0.13 um CMOS front-end for DCS1800/UMTS/802.11b-g with multi-band positive feedback low noise amplifier},
      Year = {2005},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VLSIC.2005.1469415}}
  • [DOI] M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, D. Sanzogni, and F. Svelto, “A CMOS direct down-converter with +78dBm minimum IIP2 for 3G cell-phones,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC. 2005 IEEE International, 2005, p. 320-601 Vol. 1.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1493998,
      Author = {Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Sanzogni, D. and Svelto, F.},
      Booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC. 2005 IEEE International},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 14:53:35 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2005.1493998},
      Issn = {0193-6530},
      Pages = {320-601 Vol. 1},
      Title = {A CMOS direct down-converter with +78dBm minimum IIP2 for 3G cell-phones},
      Year = {2005},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSCC.2005.1493998}}
  • [DOI] M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, D. Sanzogni, and F. Svelto, “A CMOS direct down-converter with outstanding dynamic range performances,” in IEEE-NEWCAS Conference, 2005. The 3rd International, 2005, pp. 5-8.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1496718,
      Author = {Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Sanzogni, D. and Svelto, F.},
      Booktitle = {IEEE-NEWCAS Conference, 2005. The 3rd International},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:06:16 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/NEWCAS.2005.1496718},
      Pages = {5-8},
      Title = {A CMOS direct down-converter with outstanding dynamic range performances},
      Year = {2005},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NEWCAS.2005.1496718}}
  • [DOI] G. Cusmai, M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, and F. Svelto, “An interference robust 0.18 um CMOS 3.1-8GHz receiver front-end for UWB radio,” in Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 2005. Proceedings of the IEEE 2005, 2005, pp. 157-160.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1568631,
      Author = {Cusmai, G. and Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Svelto, F.},
      Booktitle = {Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 2005. Proceedings of the IEEE 2005},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 17:17:49 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/CICC.2005.1568631},
      Pages = {157-160},
      Title = {An interference robust 0.18 um CMOS 3.1-8GHz receiver front-end for UWB radio},
      Year = {2005},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CICC.2005.1568631}}

2004

  • [DOI] P. Rossi, A. Liscidini, M. Brandolini, and F. Svelto, “A 2.5dB NF direct-conversion receiver front-end for HiperLAN2/IEEE802.11a,” in Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2004. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC. 2004 IEEE International, 2004, p. 102-516 Vol.1.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1332614,
      Author = {Rossi, P. and Liscidini, A. and Brandolini, M. and Svelto, F.},
      Booktitle = {Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2004. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC. 2004 IEEE International},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 14:57:43 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/ISSCC.2004.1332614},
      Issn = {0193-6530},
      Pages = {102-516 Vol.1},
      Title = {A 2.5dB NF direct-conversion receiver front-end for HiperLAN2/IEEE802.11a},
      Year = {2004},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSCC.2004.1332614}}
  • [DOI] A. Liscidini, M. Brandolini, P. Rossi, F. Torrisi, and F. Svelto, “Design methodology of feedback-LNAs for GHz applications,” in Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology, 2004. Proceedings of the 2004 Meeting, 2004, pp. 253-256.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{1365793,
      Author = {Liscidini, A. and Brandolini, M. and Rossi, P. and Torrisi, F. and Svelto, F.},
      Booktitle = {Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology, 2004. Proceedings of the 2004 Meeting},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 16:20:51 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/BIPOL.2004.1365793},
      Pages = {253-256},
      Title = {Design methodology of feedback-LNAs for GHz applications},
      Year = {2004},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BIPOL.2004.1365793}}

2003

  • [DOI] D. Manstretta, M. Brandolini, and F. Svelto, “Second-order intermodulation mechanisms in CMOS downconverters,” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 38, iss. 3, pp. 394-406, 2003.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{1183846,
      Author = {Manstretta, D. and Brandolini, M. and Svelto, F.},
      Date-Added = {2013-03-22 14:27:28 +0100},
      Date-Modified = {2013-03-22 16:21:46 +0100},
      Doi = {10.1109/JSSC.2002.808310},
      Issn = {0018-9200},
      Journal = {Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of},
      Number = {3},
      Pages = {394-406},
      Title = {Second-order intermodulation mechanisms in CMOS downconverters},
      Volume = {38},
      Year = {2003},
      Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2002.808310}}