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2011 International Solid-State Circuits Conference Short Course



This lecture deals with the transistor-level design of RF front-end circuits, including low-noise amplifiers, downconversion and upconversion mixers, VCOs, and PA drivers. The role of each block in the transceiver is described, and design procedures are offered and carried out in a 65-nm CMOS technology. State-of-the-art examples are also presented. Instructor: Behzad Razavi received the B.S.E.E. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1985 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D.E.E. degrees from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories until 1996. Since 1996, he has been Associate Professor and subsequently Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers, phase-locking and clock recovery for high-speed data communications, and data converters. Professor Razavi is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Solid-State Circuits Society and an IEEE Fellow.