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Andrea Boni was born in Reggio Emilia in 1968. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Parma in 1993 and the Ph.D. in Information Technologies from the same University in 1997. From 1997 and 1999 he was fellow at the Dep’t of Information Engineering at the University of Parma, with funding from an European Silicon-Foundry (design of a high-speed A/D converter) and from the E.U. (project “Dynad” on the standardization of the A/D converter testing). From 1999 to 2002 he was assistant Professor in Electronics at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Parma. Since 2002 he has been Associate Professor in Electronics at the same Faculty.

Dr. Boni is actually the responsible of the Analog IC design group of the Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Parma. This group has been working for more than ten years on several topics of the analog design with both public and private fundings.

The research activity covers several topics in the field of the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits in Si technologies (CMOS and BiCMOS). One of the most relevant field of activity is the architecture investigation and the design of Analog-to-Digital converters (ADCs) and Sample-and-Hold amplifiers: in particular a 200MHz 8-b ADC in BiCMOS, a 10-b 100MHz ADC in 0.35um CMOS, a 6-b 2GHz ADC in SiGe BiCMOS were designed.
Beside this activity Dr. Boni was involved in the design of high speed I/O pad cells and of high precision analog cells, such as ultra-low voltage bandgap references.
The research in the field of the Analog-to-Digital conversion, was also focused on the pipeline A/D converters, involving the issues of the architecture-level modeling, the design of the high-gain and bandwidth OTA at transistor level and the calibration techniques. On the basis of this research activity
a pipeline 14-b ADC in 0.18um CMOS, featuring a sampling speed of 100MS/s was designed.
Dr. Boni is currently working on ultra high-speed A/D converters featuring la very ow power consumptions for UWB radars in the latest CMOS technologies.

In the RF design his main interest was for low-noise oscillators and VCOs, frequency synthesizers in SiGe BiCMOS for 5-6 GHz Wireless LAN, and for passive Radio-Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) in the 900MHz and 2.4GHz bands. Dr. Boni was involved in a project aiming at the implementation of a 13-GHz radiometer for fire detection, working with his group on the design of a 13-GHz synthesizer in 90nm CMOS.
Andrea Boni has been in the technical committee of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference and actually cooperates as a reviewer with the IEEE Journal of Solid-state Circuits and the IEEE Transaction on Circuit and Systems – II.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014




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