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.

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.

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2008)'Feasibility Study and Design of a Wearable System-on-a-Chip Pulse Radar for Contactless Cardiopulmonary Monitoring'
Zito D, Pepe D, Neri B, Zito F, De Rossi D, Lanat� A; (2008) 'Feasibility Study and Design of a Wearable System-on-a-Chip Pulse Radar for Contactless Cardiopulmonary Monitoring' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Microwave Active Inductors'
Zito, D.; Fonte, A.; Pepe, D.;; (2009) 'Microwave Active Inductors' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Dual-Input Pseudo-Switch RF Low Noise Amplifier'
Zito, D.; Fonte, A.;; (2010) 'Dual-Input Pseudo-Switch RF Low Noise Amplifier' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'UWB CMOS Monocycle Pulse Generator'
Zito, F.; Pepe, D.; and Zito, D.;; (2010) 'UWB CMOS Monocycle Pulse Generator' [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' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'LC-active VCO for CMOS RF transceivers'
Zito, Domenico; Pepe, Domenico;; (2010) 'LC-active VCO for CMOS RF transceivers' [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' [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' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Modified CMOS boot-strapped inductor'
Scandurra, G. and Ciofi, C. and Neri, B. and Zito, D.; (2007) 'Modified CMOS boot-strapped inductor' [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Base coupled differential amplifier: a new topology for RF integrated LNA'
Di Pascoli, S and Fanucci, L and Neri, B and Zito, D; (2003) 'Base coupled differential amplifier: a new topology for RF integrated LNA' [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2008)Wearable microwave radiometers for remote fire detection: System-on-Chip (SoC) design and proof of the concept
Tasselli G, Alimenti F, Fonte A, Zito D, Roselli L, De Rossi D, Lanat� A, Neri B, Tognetti A; (2008) Wearable microwave radiometers for remote fire detection: System-on-Chip (SoC) design and proof of the concept , pp.981-984 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Wearable system-on-a-chip UWB radar for contact-less cardiopulmonary monitoring: present status
Zito D, Pepe D, Mincica M, Zito F, De Rossi D, Lanata A, Scilingo EP, Tognetti A; (2008) Wearable system-on-a-chip UWB radar for contact-less cardiopulmonary monitoring: present status , pp.5274-5277 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)Wearable system-on-a-chip radiometer for remote temperature sensing and its application to the safeguard of emergency operators
Fonte A, Alimenti F, Zito D, Neri B, De Rossi D, Lanat� A, Tognetti A; (2007) Wearable system-on-a-chip radiometer for remote temperature sensing and its application to the safeguard of emergency operators , pp.5716-5719 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)Wearable system-on-a-chip UWB radar for health care and its application to the safety improvement of emergency operators
Zito D, Pepe D, Neri B, De Rossi D, Lanat� A, Tognetti A, Scilingo EP; (2007) Wearable system-on-a-chip UWB radar for health care and its application to the safety improvement of emergency operators , pp.2651-2654 [DOI] [Details]