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Andrea Gerosa
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Andrea Gerosa was born in Milan (Italy) in 1971. He received an MS and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Padova in 1995 and 1998 respectively. From August 1997 to July 1998 he has been a visiting graduate student at University of California, Berkeley (USA). From 1999 to 2001 Andrea Gerosa held a research fellowship at the Department of Information Engineering (formerly Department of Electronics and Computer Science) of University of Padova, where he now holds an Associate Professor position. Andrea Gerosa is senior member of the IEEE and has published more than 70 papers in international journals or conference proceedings.
The performed research activities are within the area of analog and mixed integrated circuits, for high-frequency, low-noise and low-power applications. In particular he dealt with the design of FIR filters for video applications, realized using switched capacitor circuits. He dealt with the design at system and transistor level of read channels for hard disk drives, optimized in terms of cost, area and consumption. Finally he was been involved in the design of fully-integrated circuits for implantable biomedical devices, with particular emphasis in A/D conversion and translinear filters. Currently he is working on analog turbo decoders and input channels for wireless UWB or multistandard receivers. In such a context he is dealing with the design of A/D converters and RF front-ends.

Recently, Andrea Gerosa has been extensively working on front-end for UWB receivers, with particular emphasis on wide-band low-noise amplifiers and mixers. He has published some interesting results with respect to narrow-band interferers suppression in MB-OFDM UWB receivers. Furthermore, he is studying power-efficient circuit solution for impulse-radio ultra-low-power UWB receivers. He also focused his interest on voltage-controlled oscillators and frequency synthesizers for multi-mode or UWB transmitters and receivers: in particular he explored some circuit solutions based on sub-harmonic injection locking or on transformer coupling.

Andrea Gerosa has supported the teaching activity within the electronic area at University of Padova. In particular he was lecturer in several seminars, intended for MS students in electronic engineering, on circuit simulation and on layout design for integrated circuits. He has been in charge for a digital design laboratory associated to the Microelectronics course and served as teaching assistant for the Digital Systems course. He gave twice a course in the frame of a project on video-conference seminars for Ph.D. students. Starting from academic year 2002-2003 he is the official teacher for the “Digital Electronics” course for B.S. in electronics and information engineering and for the “Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing“ course for M.S. in electronics engineering.

Research Interest

• Switched-Capacitor (SC) filters for analog signal processing
• Truly random number generators, based on chaotic analog circuits
• CMOS read channels for hard disk drives
• Very low-power circuits for implantable biomedical applications
• CMOS analog turbo decoders
• Analog-to-digital connverters for wireless receivers
• UWB receivers front-end


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