Salvatore Levantino

Politecnico di Milano


Salvatore Levantino received the Laurea degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. From 2000 to 2002 he was a consultant at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill (NJ), working on RF microelectronics. Since 2005, he has been Assistant Professor, Associate and subsequently Full Professor of electrical engineering at Politecnico di Milano Between 2002 and 2006, he was a lecturer of "Analog Electronics" at Politecnico di Milano and between 2004 and 2010 he was the instructor of the course of "Integrated Communication Systems". Since 2010, he teaches the graduate course of "RF Circuits Design" (formerly, "RF Electronics”) and, since 2015, the undergraduate course of "Introduction to Electronics". His current research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers and data converters.

Dr. Levantino is co-author of more than 120 papers on IEEE journals and conferences and of Integrated Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He holds 3 issued patents.  He served on the Steering Committee and on the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) conference, as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Sytems I (2014-2015) and II (2012 to 2013). He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and he is serving as a TPC member of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and the IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC).

Brief Biography

It is a graduate course of the M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. It is an introduction to the design of radio front-ends at architectural and circuit level. Methods and approaches are intended for the large scale of integration of wireless systems in CMOS and BiCMOS processes. The course is taught in English.

Main field of research are mixed-signal and RF circuits and systems, with particular emphasis on solid-state implementations. In the past, the main contributions have been provided in the study of new radio architectures for the fully integration in CMOS of cellular and Wi-Fi terminals and in the analysis and design of critical building blocks such as low-phase-noise CMOS oscillators and frequency synthesizers. In recent years, research has focused on 5G wideband communication standards. Taking advantage of the digitally-intensive design enabled by ultra-scaled CMOS processes, new methodologies and design strategies have been conceived which aim at highly-efficient wireless transmitters, robust to process and environmental variability.  More details.

Course of “RF Circuit Design”