Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

RF Harmonic Oscillators and Phase Noise

Pietro Andreani, Lund University
Engineering Quadrangle B205
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Abstract:  This presentation goes through the fundamentals of harmonic oscillators integrated in CMOS processes, starting with basic linear and non-linear circuit analysis and continuing with a rigorous yet intuitive time-variant theory of phase noise. A recently proposed, alternative theory of phase noise, capable of powerful predictions, will be discussed as well, and the phase noise performance of the most popular harmonic oscillators will be derived.
Bio:  Pietro Andreani received the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree from Lund University, Sweden, in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007 he was chair professor at the Center for Physical Electronics, Technical University of Denmark. From 2005 to 2014 he had a 20% position as analog/RF designer at Ericsson AB in Lund, Sweden. Since 2007, he has been associate professor at the dept. of Electrical and Information Technology (EIT), Lund University, working in analog/mixed-mode/RF IC design. He has also been the head of the VINNOVA Center for System Design on Silicon, hosted by EIT, between 2014 and 2016. He has been a TPC member of ISSCC (2007-2012), is a TPC member of ESSCIRC (chair of the Frequency Generation subcommittee since 2012, TPC chair in 2014) and RFIC, and Associate Editor of JSSC. He has been an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer since 2017. He has authored numerous papers on harmonic oscillators and phase noise, for which he has been elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2018.