Lecturer
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: D.Zito@ucc.ie
Principal Investigator
Tyndall Theory, Modelling & Design Centre
"Lee Maltings"
Dyke Parade
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-4205601
E: domenico.zito@tyndall.ie

Domenico Zito received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2000 and 2004, respectively.
He was a visiting researcher in STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italy, in 2001, and Austriamicrosystems, Graz, Austria, in 2002. In 2005, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of electronics at the University of Pisa. Since March 2009, he is with University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, as a "G.G.Stokes" Lecturer in microelectronic engineering in the area of Analog and Mixed-Signals ICs. His primary scientific interests are the design of system-on-chip radiofrequency (microwave and millimeter-wave) front-ends in standard CMOS and Bi-CMOS technologies for emerging wireless applications (data communication and contactless sensing). He is the author of more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings (six invited papers), two chapters of book, two books (one book edited) and two patents. He is WP Leader and Principal Investigator of national and international research projects.
Dr. Zito is in the Reviewers' Board of several peer-reviewed international journals and is serving as a Member and Chair of the Technical Program Committee in IEEE international conferences. He was the recipient of the First Price at European Wireless Business Idea Competition "Mario Boella" in 2005. He received three awards and two best paper award nominations in IEEE conferences.

Research Interests

Dr. Zito's research is focused on the design end experimental characterization of system-on-chip radiofrequency transceivers in nano-scale CMOS and BiCMOS technologies for emerging wireless applications including both high-speed data communications and contactless sensing.  Some of the current research projects are focused on, but not limited to, the implementation of millimetre-waves transceivers at 60 GHz for wireless uncompressed video communication, automotive radars at 77 GHz for collision avoidance in Transport, active and passive imagers at 35 and 94 GHz  for body scanning  in Medicine, Security, Environment and Space, ultra-wide-band (UWB) radars for contactless continuous-time non-invasive Health monitoring.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2011)'System-level simulations investigating the system-on-chip implementation of 60 GHz transceivers for wireless uncompressed HD video communications'
D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2011) 'System-level simulations investigating the system-on-chip implementation of 60 GHz transceivers for wireless uncompressed HD video communications' In: Applications of Matlab in Science and Engineering. Croatia: In-Tech Publishing. [Details]
(2014)'Introduction to System-on-a-Chip Radio Transceivers for 60 GHz Wireless Body-Centric Communications'
D. Zito, D. Pepe (2014) 'Introduction to System-on-a-Chip Radio Transceivers for 60 GHz Wireless Body-Centric Communications' In: Ultra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2010)'System-on-Chip RF Sensors for Life and Geo Sciences'
D. Zito, F. Alimenti, D. Pepe, A. Fonte, F. Zito, A. Lanata and D. De Rossi (2010) 'System-on-Chip RF Sensors for Life and Geo Sciences' In: Principles of Waveform Diversity and Design. USA: SciTech Publishing. [Details]
(2014)'Phase Noise in CMOS RF LC Oscillator Topologies'
I. Chlis, D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2014) 'Phase Noise in CMOS RF LC Oscillator Topologies' In: Mixed-Signal Circuits. New York: CRC Press. [Details]
(2014)'System-on-a-Chip UWB Radar Sensor for Contactless Respiratory Monitoring: Technology and Applications'
D. Zito, D. Pepe (2014) 'System-on-a-Chip UWB Radar Sensor for Contactless Respiratory Monitoring: Technology and Applications' In: Ultra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2014)'System-on-a-Chip Pulse Radar for Contactless Motion Sensing in Human-Machine Smart Interfaces'
D. Zito, D. Pepe (2014) 'System-on-a-Chip Pulse Radar for Contactless Motion Sensing in Human-Machine Smart Interfaces' In: Handbook of Bioelectronics – Directly interfacing electronics and biological systems. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2013)'MIDAS: Microwave Inductor Design Automation on Silicon'
L. Aluigi, F. Alimenti, R. Roselli, D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2013) 'MIDAS: Microwave Inductor Design Automation on Silicon' In: Analog/RF and Mixed-Signal Circuit Systematic Design. New York: Springer. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2009)
IEEE (Ed.). (2009) IEEE Proceedings of 2009 Ph.D. Research In Microelectronics and Electronics Conference. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Planar Differential Antenna for Short-Range UWB Pulse Radar Sensor'
Pepe, D,Vallozzi, L,Rogier, H,Zito, D (2013) 'Planar Differential Antenna for Short-Range UWB Pulse Radar Sensor'. Ieee Antennas And Wireless Propagation Letters, 12 :1527-1530 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'MIDAS: Automated Approach to Design Microwave Integrated Inductors and Transformers on Silicon'
Aluigi, L,Alimenti, F,Pepe, D,Roselli, L,Zito, D (2013) 'MIDAS: Automated Approach to Design Microwave Integrated Inductors and Transformers on Silicon'. Radioengineering, 22 :714-723 [Details]
(2013)'Analyses and design of 95-GHz SoC CMOS radiometers for passive body imaging'
Mereni, L,Pepe, D,Zito, D (2013) 'Analyses and design of 95-GHz SoC CMOS radiometers for passive body imaging'. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 77 :373-383 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'13 GHz CMOS Active Inductor LC VCO'
Zito, D,Pepe, D,Fonte, A (2012) '13 GHz CMOS Active Inductor LC VCO'. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 22 :138-140 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Audio Telecom ADC Featuring Click-Free Gain Control Technique, Dithering Insertion, and Idle Tone Shifting'
Rizzo, F,Somayajula, SS,Zito, D,Saletti, R,Becker, R (2012) 'Audio Telecom ADC Featuring Click-Free Gain Control Technique, Dithering Insertion, and Idle Tone Shifting'. IEEE Transactions On Instrumentation and Measurement, 61 :2879-2887 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'SoC CMOS UWB Pulse Radar Sensor for Contactless Respiratory Rate Monitoring'
Zito, D,Pepe, D,Mincica, M,Zito, F,Tognetti, A,Lanata, A,De Rossi, D (2011) 'SoC CMOS UWB Pulse Radar Sensor for Contactless Respiratory Rate Monitoring'. Ieee Transactions On Biomedical Circuits And Systems, 5 :503-510 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'CMOS UWB Multiplier'
Mincica, M,Pepe, D,Zito, D; (2011) 'CMOS UWB Multiplier'. IEEE Transactions On Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 58 :570-574 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'LC-active VCO for CMOS RF transceivers'
Zito, Domenico; Pepe, Domenico;; (2010) 'LC-active VCO for CMOS RF transceivers'. International Journal of Circuit Theory & Applications, 38 (1):69-84 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Dual-Input Pseudo-Switch RF Low Noise Amplifier'
Zito, D.; Fonte, A.;; (2010) 'Dual-Input Pseudo-Switch RF Low Noise Amplifier'. Ieee Transactions On Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57 :661-665 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'UWB CMOS Monocycle Pulse Generator'
Zito, F.; Pepe, D.; and Zito, D.;; (2010) 'UWB CMOS Monocycle Pulse Generator'. Ieee Transactions On Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, 57 :2654-2664 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Microwave Active Inductors'
Zito, D.; Fonte, A.; Pepe, D.;; (2009) 'Microwave Active Inductors'. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 19 (7):461-463 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'22.7-dB Gain-19.7-dBm ICP1dB UWB CMOS LNA'
Pepe, Domenico and Zito, Domenico; (2009) '22.7-dB Gain-19.7-dBm ICP1dB UWB CMOS LNA'. IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems II, 56 (9):689-693 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'IF Amplifier Section in 90 nm CMOS Technology for SoC Microwave Radiometers'
Alimenti, F.; Leone, S.; Tasselli, G.; Palazzari, V.; Roselli, L.; Zito, D.;; (2009) 'IF Amplifier Section in 90 nm CMOS Technology for SoC Microwave Radiometers'. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 19 :731-733 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'22.7-dB Gain-19.7-dBm ICP1dB UWB CMOS LNA'
Pepe, D,Zito, D (2009) '22.7-dB Gain-19.7-dBm ICP1dB UWB CMOS LNA'. Ieee Transactions On Circuits And Systems Ii-Express Briefs, 56 :689-693 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'A novel low-power receiver topology for RF and microwave applications'
Zito, Domenico; (2009) 'A novel low-power receiver topology for RF and microwave applications'. International Journal of Circuit Theory & Applications, 37 (9):1008-1018 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Comparative Analyses of Phase Noise in 28 nm CMOS LC Oscillator Circuit Topologies: Hartley, Colpitts, and Common-Source Cross-Coupled Differential Pair'
Chlis, I,Pepe, D,Zito, D (2014) 'Comparative Analyses of Phase Noise in 28 nm CMOS LC Oscillator Circuit Topologies: Hartley, Colpitts, and Common-Source Cross-Coupled Differential Pair'. Scientific World Journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Planar Differential Antenna Design and Integration With Pulse Radar Microchip Sensor'
Zito, D,Pepe, D (2014) 'Planar Differential Antenna Design and Integration With Pulse Radar Microchip Sensor'. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14 :2477-2487 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Comparative Analyses of Phase Noise in 28 nm CMOS LC Differential Oscillator Topologies: Armstrong, Colpitts, Hartley and Common-source Cross-coupled Pair'
I. Chlis, D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2014) 'Comparative Analyses of Phase Noise in 28 nm CMOS LC Differential Oscillator Topologies: Armstrong, Colpitts, Hartley and Common-source Cross-coupled Pair'. The Scientific World Journal, [Details]
(2014)'High-Frequency CMOS Active Inductor: Design Methodology and Noise Analysis'
D. Zito, A. Fonte, D. Pepe (2014) 'High-Frequency CMOS Active Inductor: Design Methodology and Noise Analysis'. IEEE Transactions On Vlsi Systems, [Details]
(2014)'50 GHz mm-Wave CMOS Active Inductor'
Pepe, D,Zito, D (2014) '50 GHz mm-Wave CMOS Active Inductor'. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 24 :254-256 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014
I. Chlis, D. Pepe, D. Zito (2014) Comparison on Phase Noise in Common-Source Cross-Coupled Pair and Armstrong Differential Topologies . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014 , 26-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14 , pp.1-4 [Details]
(2011)IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. 2011
D. Zito, D. Pepe, M. Mincica, F. Zito (2011) A 90nm CMOS SoC Pulse Radar Sensor for Respiratory Rate Monitoring . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conf. 2011 [Details]
(2012)IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2012
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) Millimeter-Wave High-Q Active Inductor in 65nm CMOS . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2012 [Details]
(2012)IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2012
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) 0.4 V Low-Power 60 GHz Oscillator in 65nm CMOS . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2012 [Details]
(2014)IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014
D. Zito, D. Pepe (2014) Nano-scale CMOS SoC RF Transceivers for 60 GHz Wireless Body Area Networks . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014 Limerick (Ireland), , 26-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14 , pp.1-6 [Details]
(2014)Ph.D. Research In Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) Conference 2014
I. Chlis, D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2014) Comparative Analyses of Phase Noise in Differential Oscillator Topologies in 28 nm CMOS Technology . In: IEEE eds. Ph.D. Research In Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) Conference 2014 Grenoble (France), , 30-JUN-14 - 03-JUL-14 , pp.1-4 [Details]
(2012)IET Irish Signal and Systems Conference 2012
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) 60 GHz Transceivers in Nano-scale CMOS Technology for WirelessHD Standard Applications . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Irish Signal and Systems Conference 2012 [Details]
(2010)IEEE Int. Conference on e-Health Networking Applications and Services (HealthCom) 2010
M. Mincica, D. Pepe, A. Tognetti, A. Lanata, D. De Rossi and D. Zito (2010) Enabling technology for heart health wireless assistance . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conference on e-Health Networking Applications and Services (HealthCom) 2010 [Details]
(2010)Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) 2010
M. Mincica, D. Pepe, F. Zito and D. Zito (2010) Advances in CMOS SoC Radar Sensor for Contact-less Cardiac Monitoring . In: IEEE eds. Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) 2010 [Details]
(2010)PRIME 2010
F. Rizzo, D. Zito, R. Saletti, R. Becker (2010) Delta sigma ADC design flow through a Labview based design and benchmarking tool: architecture mapping . In: IEEE eds. PRIME 2010 [Details]
(2010)IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference 2010
D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2010) 60 GHz Transceivers for Wireless HD Uncompressed Video Communication in Nano-era CMOS Technology . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference 2010 [Details]
(2010)URSI Colloquium on Wireless as Enabling Technology
M. Mincica, D. Pepe, A. Lanata, A. Tognetti, D. De Rossi, and D. Zito (2010) Contactless Cardiac Monitoring Through Wearable Pulse Radar . In: URSI/RIA eds. URSI Colloquium on Wireless as Enabling Technology [Details]
(2009)IEEE Proc. of PRIME 2009
A. Fonte, and D. Zito (2009) Millimeter-wave High-Q CMOS Active Inductor . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Proc. of PRIME 2009 [Details]
(2014)URSI Research Colloquium on Comm. & Radio Science in the 21st Century
I. Chlis, D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2014) Phase Noise Analyses in LC Oscillator Topologies . In: URSI/RIA eds. URSI Research Colloquium on Comm. & Radio Science in the 21st Century Dublin (Ireland), , 30-APR-14 - 01-MAY-14 , pp.1-4 [Details]
(2013)IEEE Int. Conf. on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Elect. Systems (COMCAS) 2013
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2013) UWB Planar Differential Antenna for Pulse Radar Sensor . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conf. on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Elect. Systems (COMCAS) 2013 [Details]
(2013)IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) 2013
M.-A. Voicu, D. Pepe and D. Zito (2013) Phase Noise Analysis in Colpitts and Hartley CMOS Oscillators . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) 2013 [Details]
(2012)IET Millimetre wave technologies for gigabit per second wireless communications Seminar
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) Millimetre-wave 65nm CMOS Class-C Oscillator at 65 GHz . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Millimetre wave technologies for gigabit per second wireless communications Seminar [Details]
(2012)IET Millimetre wave technologies for gigabit per second wireless communications Seminar
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) Millimetre-wave 65nm CMOS Active Inductor at 76 GHz . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Millimetre wave technologies for gigabit per second wireless communications Seminar [Details]
(2012)IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2012
L. Mereni, D. Pepe, F. Alimenti, and D. Zito (2012) Feasibility and Challenges for 95 GHz Radiometers for W-Band Passive Imaging . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2012 [Details]
(2011)IET Active RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar
D. Zito, D. Pepe (2011) Ku Band LC-active 90 nm CMOS VCO . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Active RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar [Details]
(2010)60 GHz CMOS Transceivers for Uncompressed Wireless HD Video Communication”, URSI Colloquium on Wireless as Enabling Technology
D. Pepe and D. Zito (2010) 60 GHz CMOS Transceivers for Uncompressed Wireless HD Video Communication . In: URSI/RIA eds. 60 GHz CMOS Transceivers for Uncompressed Wireless HD Video Communication”, URSI Colloquium on Wireless as Enabling Technology [Details]
(2009)PRIME 2009
M. Mincica, A. Giordano, D. Pepe and D. Zito (2009) CMOS Correlation Receiver for UWB Pulse Radar . In: IEEE eds. PRIME 2009 [Details]
(2014)IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014
D. Pepe, and D. Zito (2014) Millimeter-wave Active Inductor in 65 nm CMOS Technology . In: IET/IEEE eds. IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2014 , 26-JUN-14 - 27-OCT-14 , pp.1-5 [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2014
D. Zito (2014) UWB Pulse Radar Transceivers and Antennas: Considerations on Design and Integration . In: IEEE eds. European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2014 The Hague (The Netherlands), , 06-APR-14 - 11-APR-14 , pp.1-6 [Details]
(2013)Ph.D. Research In Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) Conference 2013
I. Chlis, D. Pepe and D. Zito (2013) Phase Noise Comparative Analyses of LC Oscillators in 28 nm CMOS Technology through the Impulse Sensitivity Function . In: IEEE eds. Ph.D. Research In Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) Conference 2013 [Details]
(2012)IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2012
L. Mereni, D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) Feasibility Study Including Detector Non-Idealities of a 95 GHz CMOS SoC Radiometer for Passive Imaging . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2012 [Details]
(2012)IEEE Int. Conf. on Electr. Circ. and Systems ICECS 2012
T. Cronin, D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) Complements on Phase Noise Analysis and Design of CMOS Ring Oscillators . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conf. on Electr. Circ. and Systems ICECS 2012 [Details]
(2012)IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems 2012
M.-A. Voicu, D. Pepe and D. Zito (2012) Performances and Trends in Millimeter-Wave CMOS Voltage Controlled Oscillators . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics Circuits and Systems 2012 [Details]
(2012)URSI Research Colloquium on Communications and Radio Science into the 21st Century
D. Zito, D. Pepe (2012) Contactless Detection of Respiratory Rate and Apnea in Adults and Infants through SoC UWB Radar Sensor . In: URSI/RIA eds. URSI Research Colloquium on Communications and Radio Science into the 21st Century [Details]
(2011)IEEE ADC Forum 2011
. Rizzo, D. Zito, R. Saletti, R. Becker (2011) Audio ADC for mobile applications featuring a novel gain control technique, dithering insertion and idle tones shifting . In: IEEE eds. IEEE ADC Forum 2011 [Details]
(2014)IEEE Topical Conf. on Bio-medical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS2014) - 2014 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW 2014)
D. Zito and D. Pepe (2014) Monitoring Respiratory Pattern in Adult and Infant via Contactless Detection of Thorax and Abdomen Movements through SoC UWB Pulse Radar Sensor . In: IEEE eds. IEEE Topical Conf. on Bio-medical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS2014) - 2014 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW 2014) Newport Beach (CA), , 19-JAN-14 - 22-JAN-14 , pp.1-5 [Details]