About the Author
is an award-winning teacher, researcher, andauthor. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University and hasbeen Professor of Electrical Engineering at University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles, since 1996. His current researchencompasses RF and wireless design, broadband data communicationcircuits, phase-locking phenomena, and data converter design.
Professor Razavi's research and teaching have garnered numerousawards. He received the Beatrice Winner Award for EditorialExcellence at the 1994 ISSCC, the best paper award at the 1994European Solid-State Circuits Conference, the best panel award atthe 1995 and 1997 ISSCC, the TRW Innovative Teaching Award in 1997,and the best paper award at the IEEE Custom Integrated CircuitsConference in 1998. He was the co-recipient of both the Hack KilbyOutstanding Student Paper Award and the Beatrice Winner Award forEditorial Excellence at teh 2001. International Solid-StateCircuits conference (ISSCC). He received the Lockheed MartinExcellence in Teaching Award in 2006 and the UCLA Faculty SenateTeaching Award in 2007. He was also recognized as one of the topten authors in the fifty-year history of ISSCC.
Professor Razavi is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow ofIEEE, and the author of a number of books, including Principles ofData Conversion System Design, RF Microelectronics (translated toChinese and Japanese), Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits(translated to Chinese and Japanese), Design of Integrated Circuitsfor Optical communications, and Fundamentals of Microelectronics.he is also the editor of Monolithic Phase-Locked Loops and Clockrecovery circuits and Phase-Locking in High-PerformanceSystems.