Salvatore Levantino


Salvatore Levantino

  • RF Circuit Design (Laurea Magistrale) codice 085746

Salvatore Levantino manages the laboratory of Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF Circuit Design which counts 10+ post-doc researchers and PhD students under his supervision and many master’s degree students. Since 1998, he has been working on the design of integrated circuits for wireless applications in the most advanced technology processes. He has recently created a Joint Research Center (JRC) with industry to develop smart radar sensors at millimeter-wave frequencies for autonomous vehicles as well as key building blocks enabling future wireless communications standards. In his career, he has supervised 35+ students which are now successfully working in the semiconductor industry in Europe and North America.

Integrated circuit design at the nanoscale is posing new challenges, because of voltage scaling and performance degradation of MOS transistors. This demands for a paradigm shift in circuit design, where on-the-fly digital calibrations integrated on the same silicon chip have to be embedded within mixed-signal circuits to improve their performance and control process and environmental variations. New professionals are therefore needed in the semiconductor industry, which master both digital adaptive filtering, analog/mixed-signal circuit design, design of planar electromagnetic structures in silicon sat radio-frequency and millimeter-wave.

Professor Levantino received the Laurea Degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 1998 and 2002, respectively. From 2000 to 2002 he was consultant at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill (NJ). Since 2005, he has been Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, where he is now the instructor of the course of RF Circuit Design for the master’s degree in Electronics Engineering and of the course of Electronics Fundamentals for the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In the last ten years, he participated to 10+ funded research projects, in collaboration with STMicroelectronics (Italy), Ericsson (Italy), Intel Labs (Oregon), Imec (Belgium), Infineon Technologies (Austria), contributing to the design of wireless transceivers and phase-locked loops in BiCMOS and pure CMOS processes. 

He is a member of the technical program committee of the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE.