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PhD Candidate

Brief CV

Antonio Ricciardi was born in San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia, Italy), on 1982.

He received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, both from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Since 2008 he has been pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering in the ICT Doctorate School of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Topic: "Ultra low power integrated RF transceivers" - advisor Prof. Mattia Borgarino.

Part of his work has been carried out in cooperation with eWings srl, a design center located near Bologna, Italy.

By the end of 2009, he joined Prof. PARRA's Group at the LAAS, a CNRS laboratory located in Toulouse, France.

His main research field is the design of mmWave CMOS and SiGe HBT transciver having in mind particular care for industrial applications.

Research activity

Major projects in which he is committed:

- An UWB direct down-converter for automotive applications in W-band (eg. Short Range Radar)

- An high-performance ground station receiver for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)

- An UWB low-power transmitter for a sensor node network compliant to FCC/ETSI regulamentations

- A Diagnostic Tool for detections of fault conditions on the Italian Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

- Medical hearing aids for low-cost applications


A. RicciardiA Digital VGA in High-Performance Receiver for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Ground Stations” 13th IEEJ International Analog VLSI Workshop, Pavia, Italy, September 2010

D. Morigi, L. Tondi, L. Masini, A. Ricciardi, V. Avantaggiati “Low-Power Transmitter for UWB Impulse Radio” European Wireless Technology Conference (EuMW), Rome, Italy, September 2009

C.Azzolini, A.Ricciardi, A.Boni ”Very Low Cost CMOS Audio Amplifier for 1-V Applications” 3rd IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (IEEE DTIS’08), Tozer, Tunisia, March 2008

Contact information

LAAS-CNRS - Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes

MOST Groupe - Microondes et Opto-microondes pour Systèmes de Télécommunications

7 avenue du Colonel Roche

31077 Toulouse Cedex 04 - France

Tel : 33 (0)5 61 33 68 01

Fax : 33 (0)5 61 33 69 69

Email :

DII - Information Engineering Department

Via Vignolese 905

41125 Modena - Italy


Mobile: 39 328 41 75 086