Publications

Engineering Education:

Conference Papers:

[C3] J. Ouyang and H. Rashtian, “Work in progress: experiential modules using Texas Instruments Robotic System Learning Kit (TI RSLK) for teaching control systems,” in Proceeding of the 2020 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Virtual Conference, June 2020.

[C2] S. Nguyen, A. Knoesen, and H. Rashtian, “A new curriculum to teach system-level understanding to sophomore electrical engineering students using a music-following robot,” in Proceeding of the 2019 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, USA, June 2019.

[C1] H. Rashtian and J. Ouyang, “A new application-oriented electronic circuit course for non-electrical engineering students using Arduino and NI VirtualBench,” in Proceeding of the 2017 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, USA, June 2017.

Presentations:

[P3] H. Rashtian, “A study on the effectiveness of using audio signals and audio equalizers to teach analog filter circuits”, The 4th Annual UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Davis, CA, USA, December 2019.

[P2] H. Rashtian, ” Impact of an application-oriented circuit curriculum on performance of non-electrical engineering students in the downstream courses,” The 3rd Annual UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Davis, CA, USA, November 2018.

[P1]  H. Rashtian, “Using analogy and interactive simulation for teaching a sophomore project-based class in electrical and computer engineering”, The 2nd Annual UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Davis, CA, USA, December 2017.

Integrated Circuit Design:

Journal Papers and Letters:

[J12] H. Rashtian and O. Momeni, “Gain boosting in distributed amplifiers for close-to-fmax operation in silicon,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniquesvol. 67, no. 3, pp. 1039 – 1049, March 2019.

[J11] H. Wang, J. Chen, J. T. S. Do, H. Rashtian, and X. Liu, “High-efficiency millimeter-wave single-ended and differential fundamental oscillators in CMOS,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuitsvol. 53, no. 8, pp. 2151-2163, August 2018.

[J10] A. H. Masnadi Shirazi, H. Rashtian, R. Molavi, T. Taris, H. Miri Lavasani and S. Mirabbasi, “On the design of combined LNA-VCO-Mixer for low-power low-voltage CMOS receiver front-ends,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 57, issue. 11, pp. 34-47, November 2016.

[J9] X. Yu, H. Rashtian, S. Mirabbasi, P. P. Pande, and D. Heo, “An 18.7-Gb/s 60-GHz OOK demodulator in 65-nm CMOS for wireless network-on-chip,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 799-806, March 2015.

[J8] T. Taris, H. Rashtian, A. H. Masnadi Shirazi, and S. Mirabbasi, “A low-power 2.4-GHz combined LNA-VCO structure in 0.13-μm CMOS,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 667-675, December 2014.

[J7] X. Yu, S. P. Sah, H. Rashtian, S. Mirabbasi, D. Heo, and P. P. Pande, “A 1.2-pJ/bit 16-Gb/s 60-GHz OOK transmitter in 65-nm CMOS for wireless network-on-chip,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 62, no. 10, pp. 2357-2369, October 2014.

[J6] H. Rashtian, A. H. Masnadi Shirazi, and S. Mirabbasi, “On the use of body biasing to improve linearity in low LO-power CMOS active mixers,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 45, issue. 8, pp. 1026-1032, August 2014.

[J5] H. Rashtian and S. Mirabbasi, “Applications of body biasing in multi-stage CMOS low-noise amplifiers,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 1638 – 1647, June 2014.

[J4] H. Rashtian and S. Mirabbasi, “Design and layout techniques for a mm-wave body-biased variable-gain amplifier,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 470-477, July 2014.

[J3] A. Zargaran-Yazd, K. Keikhosravy, H. Rashtian, and S. Mirabbasi, “A hardware-efficient phase-detection technique for digital clock and data recovery,” Electronics Letters, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 20-22, January 2013.

[J2] H. Rashtian, S. Mirabbasi, T. Taris, Y. Deval, and J. B. Begueret, “A 4-stage 60-GHz low-noise amplifier in 65-nm CMOS with body-biasing to control gain, linearity, and input matching,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 757-768, December 2012.

[J1] H. Rashtian and S. Mirabbasi, “Using body biasing to control phase-noise of CMOS LC oscillators,” Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 168-169, February 2012.

Conference Papers:

[C14] H. Rashtian and O. Momeni, “A gain-boosted 52-142 GHz band-pass distributed amplifier in 0.13µm SiGe process with fmax of 210 GHz,” in Proceeding of the 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), Madrid, Spain, September 2018.

[C13] J. Segovia-Fernandez, J. Do, X. Jiang, Y. Liu, J. M. Tsai, H. Rashtian, X. Liu, and D. A. Horsley, “Monolithic aluminum nitride MEMS-CMOS resonant transformer for wake-up receivers,” in Proceeding of  IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Washington, DC, USA, September 2017.

[C12] H. Wang, D. Kuzmenko, B. Yu, Y. Ye, J. Q. Gu, H. Rashtian, X. Liu, “A compact 213 GHz CMOS fundamental oscillator with 0.56 mW  output power and 3.9% efficiency using a capacitive transformer,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Honolulu, HI, USA, June 2017.

[C11] S. Block, X. Jiang, C. Cui, J. Segovia-Fernandez, R. Amirtharajah, D. Horsely, H. Rashtian, and X. Liu, “A 100nW CMOS wake-up receiver with -60dBm sensitivity using AlN high-Q piezoelectric resonators,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Baltimore, MD, USA, May 2017.

[C10] H. Rashtian, L. P. B. Katehi, Q. J. Gu, and X. Liu, “A 200-GHz triple-push oscillator in 65-nm CMOS with design techniques for enhancing DC-to-RF efficiency,” in Proceeding of  IEEE Topical Meetings on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), Austin, TX, USA, January 2016.

[C9] S. P. Sah, X. Yu, P. Agarwal, H. Rashtian, P. P. Pande, D. Heo, and S. Mirabbasi, “A V-band wide locking-range injection-locked CMOS VCO for wireless network-on-chip receiver,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Seattle, WA, USA, June 2013.

[C8] T. Taris, H. Rashtian, A. H. Masnadi Shirazi, and S. Mirabbasi, “A low-power 2.4-GHz combined LNA-VCO structure in 0.13-μm CMOS,” in Proceeding of 11th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS), pp. 1-4, Paris, France, June 2013.

[C7] H. Rashtian and S. Mirabbasi, “Improving linearity in class-AB power amplifiers using a body-biased NMOS predistortion stage,” in Proceeding of International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), pp. 1-6, Arlington, VA, USA, June 2013.

[C6] A. H. Masnadi Shirazi, H. Rashtian, and S. Mirabbasi, “A linearity enhancement technique and its application to CMOS wideband low-noise amplifiers,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), pp. 57-60, Seville, Spain, December 2012.

[C5] H. Rashtian, A. H. Masnadi Shirazi, and S. Mirabbasi, “Improving linearity of CMOS Gilbert-cell mixers using body biasing,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 61-64, Boise, Idaho, USA, August 2012 (Invited Paper).

[C4] J. Shiah, H. Rashtian, and S. Mirabbasi, “A low-noise parasitic-insensitive switched-capacitor CMOS interface circuit for MEMS capacitive sensors,” in Proceeding of IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS), pp. 470-473, Bordeaux, France, June 2011.

[C3] H. Rashtian, C. Majek, S. Mirabbasi, T. Taris, Y. Deval, and J. B. Begueret, “On the use of body biasing to control gain, linearity and noise figure of a mm-wave CMOS LNA,” in Proceeding of IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS), pp. 333-336, Montreal, Canada, June 2010. (Best Student Paper Award, Third Place)

[C2] J. Shiah, H. Rashtian, and S. Mirabbasi, “A low-noise high-sensitivity switched-capacitor readout circuit for MEMS capacitive sensors,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 3280-3283, Paris, France, June 2010.

[C1] H. Rashtian and R. Dehghani, “A new model for contribution of triode noise to phase noise of CMOS LC oscillators,” in Proceeding of IEEE Topical Meetings on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), pp. 1-4, San Diego, CA, USA, January 2009.

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