Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

   

Faculty Publications - Ali Niknejad

Books

Book chapters or sections

  • M. Dunga, C. Lin, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "BSIM-CMG: A Compact Model for Multi-Gate Transistors," in FinFETs and Other Multi-Gate Transistors, Springer, 2008, pp. 113-153.
  • M. V. Dunga, C. Lin, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "BSIM-CMG: A compact model for multi-gate transistors," in FinFETs and Other Multi-Gate Transistors, J. P. Colinge, Ed., Integrated Circuits and Systems, New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2007, pp. 113-153.
  • A. Niknejad, "RF building blocks for the next-gen wireless systems," in Wireless Technologies: Circuits, Systems, and Devices, K. Iniewski, Ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2007, pp. 3-52.

Articles in journals or magazines

Articles in conference proceedings

  • S. Venugopalan, Y. Chauhan, D. Lu, M. Karim, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "Modeling intrinsic and extrinsic asymmetry of 3D cylindrical gate/gate-all-around FETs for circuit simulations," in Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS), 2011 11th Annual, 2011, pp. 1 -4.
  • V. Sriramkumar, D. Lu, T. Morshed, Y. Kawakami, P. Lee, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "BSIM-CG: A compact model of cylindrical gate / nanowire MOSFETs for circuit simulations," in VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications (VLSI-TSA), 2011 International Symposium on, 2011, pp. 1 -2.
  • M. Tabesh, J. Chen, C. Marcu, L. Kong, S. Kang, E. Alon, and A. Niknejad, "A 65nm CMOS 4-Element Sub-34mW/Element 60GHz Phased-Array Transceiver," in International Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2011.
  • O. Bakr, M. Johnson, J. Park, E. Adabi, K. Jones, and A. Niknejad, "A Scalable-Low Cost Architecture for High Gain Beamforming Antennas," in IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology, 2010. [abstract]
  • D. Chowdhury, L. Ye, E. Alon, and A. Niknejad, "A 2.4GHz mixed-signal polar power amplifier with low-power integrated filtering in 65nm CMOS," in Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 2010 IEEE, 2010, pp. 1 -4. [abstract]
  • C. Marcu, D. Chowdhury, C. Thakkar, L. Kong, M. Tabesh, J. Park, Y. Wang, B. Afshar, A. Gupta, A. Arbabian, S. Gambini, R. Zamani, A. Niknejad, and E. Alon, "A 90nm CMOS Low-Power 60GHz Transceiver with Integrated Baseband Circuitry," in IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, IEEE, 2009, pp. 314-315. [abstract]
  • C. Marcu, D. Chowdhury, C. Thakkar, L. Kong, M. Tabesh, J. Park, Y. Wang, B. Afshar, A. Gupta, A. Arbabian, S. Gambini, R. Zamani, A. Niknejad, and E. Alon, "A 90nm CMOS Low-Power 60GHz Transceiver with Integrated Baseband Circuitry," in IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers, 2009, pp. 314-315.
  • C. Marcu and A. Niknejad, "A 60GHz High-Q Tapered Transmission Line Resonator in 90nm CMOS," in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IEEE, 2008, pp. 775-778. [abstract]
  • C. Marcu and A. Niknejad, "A 60 GHz high-Q tapered transmission line resonator in 90nm CMOS," in 2008 IEEE MTT-S Intl. Microwave Symp. (IMS '08) Digest, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 775-778.
  • A. Arbabian and A. Niknejad, "A tapered cascaded multi-stage distributed amplifier with 370GHz GBW in 90nm CMOS," in Proc. 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '08), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 57-60.
  • Y. Wang, B. Afshar, T. Cheng, V. Gaudet, and A. Niknejad, "A 2.5mW inductorless wideband VGA with dual feedback DC-offset correction in 90nm CMOS technology," in Proc. 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '08), Piscataway, N: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 91-94.
  • E. Adabi and A. Niknejad, "Broadband variable passive delay elements based on an inductance multiplication technique," in Proc. 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '08), Piscataway, NJ: IEE Press, 2008, pp. 445-448.
  • C. Lin, M. V. Dunga, D. D. Lu, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "Statistical compact modeling of variations in nano MOSFETs," in Proc. 2008 Intl. Symp. on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications (VLSI-TSA '08), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 165-166.
  • B. Afshar, Y. Wang, and A. Niknejad, "A robust 24mW 60GHz receiver in 90nm standard CMOS," in 2008 IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ISSCC '08). Digest of Technical Papers, L. C. Fujino, Ed., Vol. 51, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 182-183.
  • A. Arbabian and A. Niknejad, "A broadband distributed amplifier with internal feedback providing 660GHz GBW in 90nm CMOS," in 2008 IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ISSCC '08). Digest of Technical Papers, L. C. Fujino, Ed., Vol. 51, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 196-197.
  • D. Chowdhury, P. Reynaert, and A. Niknejad, "A 60GHz 1V +12.3dBm transformer-coupled wideband PA in 90nm CMOS," in 2008 IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ISSCC '08). Digest of Technical Papers, L. C. Fujino, Ed., Vol. 51, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2008, pp. 560-561.
  • D. D. Lu, M. V. Dunga, C. Lin, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "A multi-gate MOSFET compact model featuring independent-gate operation," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Intl. Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM '07), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 565-568.
  • A. Niknejad, S. Emami, B. Heydari, M. Bohsali, and E. Adabi, "Nanoscale CMOS for mm-wave applications (Invited Paper)," in 29th Annual IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symp. (CSIC 2007) Technical Digest, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 1-4.
  • B. Heydari, P. Reynaert, E. Adabi, M. Bohsali, B. Afshar, M. A. Arbabian, and A. Niknejad, "A 60-GHz 90-nm CMOS cascode amplifier with interstage matching," in Proc. 2nd European Microwave Integrated Circuit Conf. (EuMIC 2007), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 88-91.
  • B. Heydari, M. Bohsali, E. Adabi, and A. Niknejad, "A 60 GHz power amplifier in 90 nm CMOS technology," in Proc. 29th IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conf. (CICC 2007), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 769-772.
  • E. Adabi and A. Niknejad, "CMOS low noise amplifier with capacitive feedback matching," in Proc. 29th IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conf. (CICC 2007), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 643-646.
  • P. Reynaert and A. Niknejad, "Power combining techniques for RF and mm-wave CMOS power amplifiers," in Proc. 33rd European Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ESSCIRC 2007), D. Schmitt-Landsiedel and T. Noll, Eds., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 272-275.
  • A. Cathelin, B. martineau, N. Seller, S. Douyere, J. Gorisse, S. Pruvost, C. Raynaud, F. Gianesello, S. Montusclat, S. P. Voinigescu, A. Niknejad, D. Belot, and J. P. Schoellkopf, "Design for millimeter-wave applications in silicon technologies (Session Invited)," in Proc. 33rd European Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ESSCIRC 2007), D. Schmitt-Landsiedel and T. Noll, Eds., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 464-471.
  • E. Adabi, B. Heydari, M. Bohsali, and A. Niknejad, "30 GHz CMOS low noise amplifier," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '07), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 625-628.
  • P. Haldi, D. Chowdhury, G. Liu, and A. Niknejad, "A 5.8GHz linear power amplifier in a standard 90nm CMOS proces using a 1V power supply (Best Student Paper Award)," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '07), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 431-434.
  • B. Heydari, E. Adabi, M. Bohsali, B. Afshar, A. Arbabian, and A. Niknejad, "Internal unilaterization technique for CMOS mm-wave amplifiers," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '07), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 463-466.
  • M. V. Dunga, C. Lin, D. D. Lu, W. Xiong, C. R. Cleavelin, P. Patruno, J. Hwang, F. Yang, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "BSIM-MG: A versatile multi-gate FET model for mixed-signal design (Best Student Paper Award)," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Symp. on VLSI Technology, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 60-61.
  • W. Chen, G. Liu, Z. Boos, and A. Niknejad, "A highly linear broadband CMOS LNA employing noise and distortion cancellation," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symp. (RFIC '07), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 61-64.
  • C. Hu, C. H. Lin, M. Dunga, D. Lu, and A. Niknejad, "A versatile multi-gate MOSFET compact model: BSIM-MG (Invited Paper)," in 6th Workshop on Compact Modeling (WCM 2007), Vol. 3, Cambridge, MA: Nano Science and Technology Institute, 2007.
  • S. Emami, C. H. Doan, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "A highly integrated 60GHz CMOS front-end receiver," in 2007 IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ISSCC '07). Digest of Technical Papers, L. C. Fujino, Ed., Vol. 50, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 190-191.
  • B. Heydari, M. Bohsali, E. Adabi, and A. Niknejad, "Low-power mm-wave components up to 104GHz in 90nm CMOS," in 2007 IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ISSCC '07). Digest of Technical Papers, L. C. Fujino, Ed., Vol. 50, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007, pp. 200-201.
  • C. Lin, M. V. Dunga, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "A compact quantum-mechanical model for double-gate MOSFET," in Proc. 8th Intl. Conf. on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology (ICSICT-2006), T. Tang, G. Ru, and Y. Jiang, Eds., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2006, pp. 1272-1274.
  • G. Liu, T. King Liu, and A. Niknejad, "A 1.2V, 2.4GHz fully integrated linear CMOS power amplifier with efficiency enhancement," in Proc. 2006 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conf. (CICC '06), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2006, pp. 141-144.
  • B. Afshar and A. Niknejad, "X/Ku band CMOS LNA design techniques," in Proc. 2006 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conf. (CICC '06), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2006, pp. 389-392.
  • N. Poobuapheun, W. Chen, Z. Boos, and A. Niknejad, "A 1.5V 0.7-2.5GHz CMOS quadrature demodulator for multi-band direct-conversion receivers," in Proc. 2006 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conf. (CICC '06), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2006, pp. 797-800.
  • Y. H. Chee, A. Niknejad, and J. M. Rabaey, "A 46% efficient 0.8dBm transmitter for wireless sensor networks," in 2006 Symp. on VLSI Circuits. Digest of Technical Papers, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2006, pp. 43-44.
  • A. Niknejad, M. V. Dunga, B. Heydari, H. Wan, C. Lin, S. Emami Neyestanak, C. Doan, X. Xi, J. He, and C. Hu, "Challenges in compact modeling for RF and microwave applications," in Workshop on Compact Modeling, 2005, pp. N/A.
  • J. He, J. Xi, M. Chan, H. Wan, M. V. Dunga, B. Heydari, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "Charge-based core and the model architecture of BSIM5," in Quality of Electronic Design, 2005, pp. 96-101.
  • Z. Deng and A. Niknejad, "Dual-Mode Voltage-Controlled Oscillator with Injection Lock," in Proc. EDSSC 2005, 2005, pp. N/A.
  • A. Niknejad, C. Doan, S. Emami Neyestanak, M. V. Dunga, X. Xi, J. He, R. W. Brodersen, and C. Hu, "Next generation CMOS compact mofels for RF and microwave applications (Invited)," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2005, pp. 141-144.
  • H. Dogan, R. G. Meyer, and A. Niknejad, "A DC-2.5GHz wide dynamic-range attenuator in .13 µm CMOS technology," in VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, 2005, pp. N/A.
  • Y. Chee, A. Niknejad, and J. M. Rabaey, "A 89-µW 1.9-GHz CMOs oscillator using FBAR resonator," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2005, pp. 123-126.
  • S. Wang, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "A sub-mW 960-MHz ultra-wideband CMOS LNA," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2005, pp. 35-38.
  • S. Emami, C. H. Doan, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "A 60-GHz down-converting CMOS single-gate mixer," in RFIC Digest of Papers, A. Jerng, Ed., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2005, pp. 163-166.
  • Y. Chee, A. Niknejad, and J. M. Rabaey, "A class A/B low power amplifier for wireless sensor networks," in Proceedings of ISCAS, 2004, pp. IV 409-412.
  • S. Wang, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "Modeling omnidirectional small antennas for UWB applications," in Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, 2004, pp. 1295-1298.
  • H. Dogan, R. G. Meyer, and A. Niknejad, "S DC-10 GHz linear-in-dB attenuator in .13 micron CMOS technology," in Proceedings of CICC, 2004, pp. 609-612.
  • M. Y. Bohsali and A. Niknejad, "Micrwave performance of monolithic silicon passive transformers," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2004, pp. 647-650.
  • A. Niknejad, C. Doan, S. Emami Neyestanak, D. A. Sobel, and R. W. Brodersen, "60 GHz CMOS radio for Gb/s wireless LAN," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2004, pp. 2004.
  • A. Berny, A. Niknejad, and R. G. Meyer, "A 1.8 GHz Lc VCO with 1.3 GHz tuning range and mixed-signal amplitude calibration," in VLSI Circuits Digest of Technical Papers, 2004, pp. 54-57.
  • C. Doan, S. Emami Neyestanak, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "Design of CMOS for 60GHz applications," in ISSCC Digest of Technical Papers, 2004, pp. 440-538.
  • A. Bevilacqua and A. Niknejad, "An ultra wideband CMOS low noise amplifier for 3.1-10.6 GHz wireless receivers," in ISSCC Digest of Technical Papers, 2004, pp. 382-383.
  • C. Doan, S. Emami Neyestanak, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "Millimeter-wave CMOS device modeling and simulation," in Proceedings of ISCAS, 2004, pp. V524-V527.
  • X. Xi, J. He, M. V. Dunga, C. Lin, B. Heydari, H. Wan, M. Chan, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "The next generation BSIM for sun-100nm mixed-signal circuit simulation," in Proceedings of CICC, 2004, pp. 13-16.
  • S. Emami, C. H. Doan, A. Niknejad, and R. W. Brodersen, "Large-signal millimeter-wave CMOS modeling with BSIM3," in RFIC Digest of Papers, Y. Deval, Ed., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2004, pp. 163-166.
  • M. Chan, C. Lin, J. He, Y. Taur, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "A framework for modeling double-Gate MOSFETs," in Workshop on Compact Modeling, 2003, pp. N/A.
  • J. He, X. Xi, M. Chan, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "An advanced surface-potential-plus MOSFET model," in Workshop on Compact Modeling, 2003, pp. N/A.
  • M. V. Dunga, X. Xi, J. He, I. Polishchuk, Q. Lu, M. Chan, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "Modeling of direct tunneling current in multi-layer gate stacks," in Workshop on Compact Modeling, 2003, pp. N/A.
  • A. Niknejad, M. Chan, C. Hu, X. Xi, J. He, P. Su, Y. Cao, H. Wan, M. V. Dunga, C. Doan, S. Emami Neyestanak, and C. Lin, "Compact modeling for RF and microwave applications (Invited)," in Workshop on Compact Modeling, 2003, pp. N/A.
  • A. Berny, A. Niknejad, and R. G. Meyer, "A wideband low-phase-noise CMOS VCO," in Proceedings of CICC, 2003, pp. 555-558.
  • C. Lin, J. He, X. Xi, H. Kam, A. Niknejad, M. Chan, and C. Hu, "The impact of scaling on volume inversion in symmetric double-gate MOSFETs," in Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, 2003, pp. 148-149.
  • C. Lin, P. Su, Y. Taur, X. Xi, J. He, A. Niknejad, M. Chan, and C. Hu, "Circuit performance of double-gate SOI CMOS," in Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, 2003, pp. 266-267.
  • P. Su, S. Fung, P. Wyatt, H. Wan, M. Chan, A. Niknejad, and C. Hu, "A unified model for partial-depletion and full depletion SOI circuit designs: Using BSIMPD as a foundation," in Proceedings of CICC, 2003, pp. N/A.
  • A. Niknejad, "Modeling of passive elements with ASITIC," in RFIC Digest of Papers, 2002, pp. 303-306.
  • P. Su, S. Fung, H. Wan, A. Niknejad, M. Chan, and C. Hu, "An impact ionization model for SOI circuit simulation," in IEEE International SOI Conference, 2002, pp. 201-202.
  • A. Niknejad, J. Tham, and R. G. Meyer, "Fully-integrated low phase noise bipolar differential VCOs at 2.9 and 4.4 GHz," in Proceedings of ESSCIRC, 1999, pp. 198-201.
  • A. Niknejad and R. G. Meyer, "Analysis and optimization of monolithic inductors and transformers for RF ICs," in Proceedings of CICC, 1997, pp. 375-378.

Technical Reports

Patents

  • S. A. Paul, T. J. Dupuis, and A. M. Niknejad, "Shielded capacitor structure," U.S. Patent Application. Nov. 2005.
  • S. A. Paul, T. J. Dupuis, and A. M. Niknejad, "Method for making shielded capacitor structure," U.S. Patent 6,969,680. Nov. 2005. [abstract]
  • T. J. Dupuis, D. R. Welland, A. M. Niknejad, and S. A. Paul, "RF power detector," U.S. Patent 6,927,630. Aug. 2005. [abstract]
  • T. J. Dupuis, D. R. Welland, S. A. Paul, and A. M. Niknejad, "Absolute power detector," U.S. Patent 6,917,245. July 2005. [abstract]
  • T. J. Dupuis, D. R. Welland, S. A. Paul, and A. M. Niknejad, "Absolute power detector," U.S. Patent Application. Dec. 2004.
  • T. J. Dupuis, D. R. Welland, S. A. Paul, and A. M. Niknejad, "Absolute power detector," U.S. Patent 6,756,849. June 2004. [abstract]
  • S. A. Paul, T. J. Dupuis, and A. M. Niknejad, "Shielded capacitor structure," U.S. Patent 6,737,698. May 2004. [abstract]
  • T. J. Dupuis, D. R. Welland, A. M. Niknejad, and S. A. Paul, "RF power detector," U.S. Patent 6,727,754. April 2004. [abstract]
  • S. A. Paul, T. J. Dupuis, and A. M. Niknejad, "Shielded capacitor structure," U.S. Patent Application. March 2004.

Ph.D. Theses

Masters Reports