Integrated magnetic transformers are becoming ubiquitous in mm-wave and RF systems, while also finding application in fully-integrated dcdc converters. This talk will cover the fundamentals of the transformer operation spanning from the underlying physical principles, and the link between the magnetic parameters (inductances and magnetic coupling) and the geometry of the device, to its use in the design of building blocks like LNA’s, PA’s, VCO’s, etc. The advantages and possibilities of using a transformer for the implementation of baluns, impedance transformation networks, higher-order resonant networks, feedback circuits, etc., will be highlighted.
Andrea Bevilacqua received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, in 2000, and 2004, respectively. From 2005 to 2015, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, where he is now an Associate Professor. His current research interests include the design of analog and RF/microwave integrated circuits and the analysis of wireless communication systems, radars, and dcdc converters. He is author or coauthor of more than 100 technical papers, and he holds 6 patents.
Prof. Bevilacqua is a member of the ITPC of IEEE ISSCC. He served in the TPC of IEEE ESSCIRC from 2007 to 2019, and was TPC Co-Chair of IEEE ESSCIRC 2014. He was a member of the TPC of IEEE ICUWB from 2008 to 2010. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems II from 2011 to 2013 and was nominated Best Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems II for 2012 to 2013. He served as a Guest Editor for the special issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits dedicated to ESSCIRC 2017. He currently serves in the Distinguished Lecturer program of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.
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