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I have received the Licenciatura and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. I am a researcher at INESC TEC with scientific interests in wireless transceiver architectures, low-power mixed-signal design, CMOS circuits for mobile communication systems, and wireless power transfer.

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2020

Analysis and Design of a Polar Digitally Modulated CMOS PA Based on Switched Constant-Current

Authors
Gomes, R; Duarte, C; Pedro, JC;

Publication
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES

Abstract
Typical polar digital power amplifiers (DPAs) employ unit-cells operated in class-E or D-1, denoting a switched-resistance operation which degrades linearity. Besides introducing higher demand on digital predistortion (DPD), it also requires extra quantization bits, impacting the overall efficiency and system complexity. To address this, the present work makes use of an optimized constant-current cascode unit-cell which is combined with reduced conduction angle to achieve linear and efficient operation, while minimizing the effort on DPD and/or calibration. A design strategy is developed which focuses on the cascode bias voltage and transistor relative dimensions as design parameters, allowing cascode efficiency optimization without compromising linearity or reliability. A single-ended polar switched constant-current DPA is implemented in 180-nm standard CMOS. Continuous-wave measurements performed at 800 MHz demonstrate an output power of 24 dBm with a PAE of 47%. The DPA dynamic behavior was tested with a 64-QAM signal with 10 MS/s, achieving an average PAE of 20.9% with a peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of 8.7 dB and adjacent-channel leakage ratio (ACLR) = 40.34 dB. These results demonstrate comparable performance with the prior art while using only 6-bits clocked at 100 MHz baseband sampling frequency.

2019

Design of an underwater sensor network perpetually powered from AUVs

Authors
Pessoa, LM; Duarte, C; Salgado, HM; Correia, V; Ferreira, B; Cruz, NA; Matos, A;

Publication
OCEANS 2019 - Marseille

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2019

Experimental Evaluation of Coupling Coils for Underwater Wireless Power Transfer

Authors
Duarte, C; Goncalves, F; Silva, M; Correia, V; Pessoa, LM;

Publication
2019 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC)

Abstract

2017

System design for wireless powering of AUVs

Authors
Ressurreicao, T; Goncalves, F; Duarte, C; Goncalves, R; Gomes, R; Santos, R; Esteves, R; Pinto, P; Oliveira, I; Pessoa, LM;

Publication
OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen

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2017

Performance improvement of a buck converter using Kalman filtering

Authors
Gora, W; Duarte, C; Costa, P; Pereira, A;

Publication
International Journal of Power Electronics

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Supervised
thesis

2016

Subthreshold Circuits for the Internet of Things

Author
Francisco Ricardo Pinto Gonçalves

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Digitally-Modulated Transmitter for Wireless Communications

Author
Rui Filipe de Pinho Gomes

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Circuit Optimization for Underwater Power Transfer

Author
Francisco Ricardo Pinto Gonçalves

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Process and Temperature Compensation of CMOS Ring Oscillators

Author
Henrique Manuel Dias Cavadas

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Digitally-Reconfigurable Transmitter for Emerging Wireless Communications

Author
Rui Filipe de Pinho Gomes

Institution
UA