Egidio Ragonese received the Laurea degree in electrical engineering (magna cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and automation engineering from the University of Catania, Italy in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Since 1999 he has been with the Radio Frequency Advanced Design Center (RF-ADC), a joint research center supported by STMicroelectronics and the University of Catania, where he was Research Assistant Professor since October 2011 and now is RF/analog IC Senior Designer and Project Leader. He was involved in the design and development of silicon-integrated transceivers for wireless communications (e.g., cellular, W-LAN, ultra-wideband, DVB-S applications, etc.). His research interests also included the optimization and modeling of silicon-integrated passive devices and monolithic filtering techniques for wireless systems. In last years, he has been active in the field of mm-wave integrated circuits in SiGe HBT BiCMOS and sub-um CMOS processes for communication, radar and medical applications. Recent field of research is organic electronics (FOLAE) in the framework of FP7 cooperative projects.
Egidio Ragonese is co-author of several papers in international journals and conference proceedings, patents and a book on integrated inductors and transformers for RF and mm-wave applications.

Publications on mm-Wave radar topic

[1] E. Ragonese, A. Scuderi, and G. Palmisano, “A transformer-loaded variable-gain LNA for 24-GHz vehicular short range radar,” in Wiley Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 50, pp. 2013 2016, Aug. 2008.
[2] A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “0.13-μm SiGe BiCMOS radio front-end circuits for 24 GHz automotive short-range radar sensors,” in Proc. IEEE European Solid State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC), Edinburgh, Scotland, Sep. 2008, pp. 494 497.
[3] E. Ragonese, A. Scuderi, and G. Palmisano, “A 0.13 μm SiGe BiCMOS LNA for 24 GHz automotive short-range radar,” in Proc. IEEE European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), Amsterdam,  the Netherlands, Oct. 2008, pp. 510 513.
[4] E. Ragonese, A. Scuderi, V. Giammello, E. Messina, and G. Palmisano, “A fully integrated 24GHz UWB radar sensor for automotive applications,” in IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), San Francisco, USA, Feb. 2009, pp. 306-307.
[5] A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “24-GHz UWB transmitter for vehicular short-range radar applications,” IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, vol. 3, pp. 313 321, Dec. 2009.
[6] V. Giammello, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Transmitter chipset for 24/77-GHz automotive radar sensors,” IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. Dig. (RFIC), Anaheim, California, USA, May 2010, pp. 75 78.
[7] E. Ragonese, G. Sapone, and G. Palmisano, “High-performance interstacked transformers for mm wave ICs,” Wiley Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 52, pp. 2160 2163, Sep. 2010.
[8] V. Giammello, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Transformer-coupled cascode stage for mm-wave power amplifiers in sub-μm CMOS technology,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 66, pp. 449-453, March, 2011.
[9] E. Ragonese, A. Scuderi, V. Giammello, and G. Palmisano, “A SiGe BiCMOS 24-GHz receiver front end for automotive short-range radar,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 67, pp. 121 130, May 2011.
[10] V. Giammello, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “A 77-GHz PA with ground-plane parasitic cancellation in a SiGe HBT BiCMOS technology,” Wiley Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 53, pp. 1413 1416, Jun. 2011.
[11] V. Giammello, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “A 15-dBm SiGe BiCMOS PA for 77 GHz automotive radar,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., vol. 59, n. 11, pp. 2910-2918, Nov. 2011.
[12] E. Ragonese, G. Sapone., V. Giammello, and G. Palmisano, “Analysis and modeling of interstacked transformers for mm-wave applications,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 72, n. 6, pp. 121 128, June 2012.
[13] V. Giammello, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “A transformer-coupling current-reuse SiGe HBT power amplifier for 77-GHz automotive radar,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., vol. 60, n. 6, pp. 1676 1683, June 2012.
[14] A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, T. Biondi, G. Palmisano, “Integrated inductors and transformers: characterization, design and modeling for RF and mm-wave applications,” CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group, Nov. 2010.
[15] G. Sapone, A. Italia, E. Ragonese, G. Palmisano, “Millimeter wave oscillator,” US patent app. 13/049,689, filed 16 March 2011.

Other publications

[16] A. Scuderi, T. Biondi, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “A lumped scalable model for silicon integrated spiral inductors,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. I, vol. 51, pp. 1203 1209, Jun. 2004.
[17] G. Girlando, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Silicon bipolar LNAs in the X and Ku bands,” Kluwer Academic Publishers - Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 41, pp. 119 127, Dec. 2004.
[18] A. Italia, L. La Paglia, A. Scuderi, F. Carrara, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “A silicon bipolar transmitter front end for 802.11a and HIPERLAN2 Wireless LANs,” IEEE J. Solid State Circuits, vol. 40, pp. 1451 1459, Jul. 2005.
[19] T. Biondi, A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Sub nH inductor modeling for RF IC design,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 15, pp. 922 924, Dec. 2005.
[20] F. Carrara, A. Italia, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Design methodology for the optimization of transformer loaded RF circuits,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. I, vol. 53, pp. 761 768, April 2006.
[21] T. Biondi, A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Analysis and modeling of layout scaling in silicon integrated stacked transformers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 54, pp. 2203 2210 May 2006.
[22] E. Ragonese, A. Italia, and G. Palmisano, “An image reject down converter for 802.11a and HIPERLAN2 wireless LANs,” Springer Telecommunication Systems, vol. 32, pp.105 115, July 2006.
[23] T. Biondi, A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Characterization and modeling of silicon integrated spiral inductors for high-frequency applications,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 51, pp 89 100, May 2007.
[24] E. Ragonese, A. Italia, and G. Palmisano, “A 5-GHz highly integrated receiver front end,” Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 53, pp. 3-7, Oct. 2007.
[25] A. Italia, E. Ragonese, and G. Palmisano, “Digitally-controlled linear-in-dB variable gain amplifier for high-frequency applications,” IET Circuits, Devices & Systems. vol. 1, pp. 409-414, Dec. 2007.
[26] A. Italia, F. Carrara, A. Scuderi, E. Ragonese, C. D. Presti, G. Sapone, G. Palmisano, “Radio-frequency front-end for 5 GHz wireless local area network transceivers,” IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, vol. 2, pp. 439-450, Oct. 2008.
[27] E. Ragonese, A. Scuderi, T. Biondi, and G. Palmisano, “Scalable lumped modeling of single-ended and differential inductors for RF IC design,” Wiley International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, vol. 19, pp. 110-119, Jan. 2009.
Education
Laurea degree in electrical engineering
Ph.D. degree in electronics and automation engineering
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
RF/mm-wave IC design