Research interests [ Show full biography ]
The main research area is on analog radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, used in wireless communication systems. Several main sub-circuits in such systems are studied, where currently the attention is dedicated to design and analysis of the Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) for multi-band/standard radio applications. Aspects regarding phase noise, tuning range, power dissipation and amplitude issues are studied. Currently there is an ongoing close collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (Oersted-DTU) on modelling of phase noise in several VCO structures, using bipolar and CMOS technologies.
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|A 2.3GHz LC-Tank CMOS VCO with Optimal Phase Noise Performance, Pietro Andreani (Technical University of Denmark), Ali Fard (former), IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), February, 2006|
|Analysis and Design of Low-Phase-Noise Integrated Voltage-Controlled Oscillators for Wide-Band RF Front-Ends, Ali Fard (former), Ph D Thesis, Mälardalen University, January, 2006|
|Phase Noise Analysis and Design of a 3-GHz Bipolar Differential Colpitts VCO, Xiaoyan Wang (Infineon Technologies, Munich), Ali Fard (former), Pietro Andreani (Technical University of Denmark), IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), Grenoble, France, September, 2005|