Publications & Awards

Awards

Articles

  • P. Costa, C. Duarte, and P. Amaral, “DC-DC Efficiency Optimization with High-Resolution Dead-Time and a Low Computation Algorithm”, in Embedded World Conference, Nuremberg, Germany, Feb 2016, pp. 1‒8
  • P. Amaral, C. Duarte, and P. Costa, “On the Impact of Timer Resolution in the Efficiency Optimization of Synchronous Buck Converters”, International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 693‒702, Dec 2015
  • Cândido DuarteHenrique CavadasPedro CokeLuís MalheiroVítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “BIST Design for Analog Cell Matching”, in Proceedings of the 17th IEEE European Test Symposium, Annecy,France, May 2012, pp. 44–49
  • Américo Dias, Cândido Duarte, Pedro Coke, Daniel Oliveira, Vítor Grade Tavares, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “An Impulse-Radio UWB Transmitter for Short-Range Communication Systems”, in XXVI Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS’2011), Albufeira, Portugal, Nov 2011, pp 173-177
  • Cândido DuarteAmérico DiasDaniel OliveiraMiguel PinaPedro CokeVítor Grade Tavares, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “IC Design Activities in the Microelectronics Students’ Group”, in Proceedings of the CDNLive! EMEA 2011 by Cadence Design Systems, pp.AC06: 1-7, 2011
  • Pedro Coke, Cândido Duarte, André Cardoso, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Network Infrastructure for Academic IC CAD Environments”, in IEEE International Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON’2011), Lisbon, Portugal, Apr 2011, pp. 1–4.
  • Ganga Bahubalindruni, Cândido Duarte, Daniel Oliveira, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Mirjana Videnovic-Misic, “A CMOS Energy-Detector for Impulse-Radio UWB Noncoherent Receivers,” in 18th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR 2010), Belgrade, Serbia, Nov 2010, pp. 445-448
  • Daniel Oliveira, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Design of a Current-Mode Class-D Power Amplifier in RF-CMOS,” in XXIV Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS’09), Zaragoza, Spain, Nov 2009, pp. 418-422.
  • Américo Dias, Cândido Duarte, Miguel Pina, Miguel Caetano, Daniel Oliveira, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Sintetizador de Frequências em CMOS 0.35-um” (CMOS 0.35-um Frequency Synthesizer), in 17º Simpósio Internacional de Iniciação Científica da Universidade de São Paulo (SIICUSP’09), São Carlos, Brazil, 9-11 Nov 2009, pp.-. (accepted; to be published)
  • Cândido Duarte, Daniel Oliveira, Américo Dias, Miguel Pina, Ricardo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, João Almeida, and Luís Malheiro, “New Project Approaches in Advanced Microelectronics: The Students’ Perspective,” in Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE’09), Guimarães, Portugal, Jul 2009, pp. 129-134.

Thesis

  • Rui Gomes, “Digitally-Modulated Transmitter for Wireless Communications,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, Co-supervisor: José Carlos Pedro, in collaboration with Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) — Aveiro (Portugal), Jul 2016.
  • Francisco Gonçalves, “Circuit Optimization for Underwater Power Transfer,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with INESCTEC — Porto (Portugal), Co-supervisor at INESCTEC: Luís Pessoa, Jul 2016.
  • Henrique Cavadas , “Process and Temperature Compensation of CMOS Ring Oscillators,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with SiliconGate (SG) — Porto (Portugal), Co-supervisor at SG: Miguel de Pina, Jul 2016.
  • Vasco Correia, “Wireless Leash,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with INESCTEC — Porto (Portugal), Co-supervisor at INESCTEC: Filipe Santos, Jul 2016.
  • Pedro Pires, “Development of a System for Solar Energy Harvesting in Indoor Lighting Environments,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with SiliconGate (SG) — Porto (Portugal), Co-supervisor at SG: Daniel Oliveira. Oct 2015.
  • Pedro Amaral, “The Impact of Timer Resolution in the Efficiency Optimization of Synchronous Buck Converters,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with Infineon Technologies (IFX) — Munich (Germany), Co-supervisor at IFX: Pedro Costa. Jul 2015.
  • Rui Graça, “CMOS Design and Implementation of a Reduced-KII Multiplexed Network,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, Co-supervisor: Vítor Grade Tavares. Oct 2015.
  • João Cruz, “A Study on Digitally Controlled Oscillators for All-Digital Phase-Locked Loops,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with Synopsys (SNPS) — Maia (Portugal), Co-supervisor at SNPS: Joaquim Machado. Oct 2015.
  • Adriano Pereira, “Performance Improvement of a Buck Converter using Kalman Filtering,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with Infineon Technologies (IFX) — Munich (Germany), Co-supervisor at IFX: Witold Gora. Oct 2015.
  • Tiago Ressurreição, “Advanced Algorithms for Yield Prediction from Monte-Carlo Analysis Results Applied to Custom-IC Design,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with Cadence Design Systems (CDS) — Munich (Germany), Co-supervisor at CDS: Stephan Weber. Jul 2014.
  • Pedro Coke, “Study and implementation of a PVT insensitive CMOS oscillator,” MSc Dissertation, Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Supervisor: Cândido Duarte, in collaboration with Silicon Gate (SG), Co-supervisor at SG: Miguel Pina. Jul 2014.
  • Patrício Ferreira, “Power Recycling Circuits”, MSc Thesis, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Sep 2012. Supervised by Vítor Grade Tavares, and Cândido Duarte.
  • Luís Malheiro, “Polyphase Filter with Parametric Continuous Calibration”, MSc Thesis, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Jul 2010. Supervised by Vítor Grade Tavares, and Cândido Duarte.
  • Américo Dias, “RF-TX for Subcutaneous Bioimplants”, MSc Thesis, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Jul 2010. Supervised by Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, and Cândido Duarte.
  • Amílcar Correia, “Filtro Notch para Aplicações em EEGs e ECGs” (Notch Filter for EEGs and ECGs Applications), MSc Thesis, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Jul 2010. Supervised by Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, and Vítor Grade Tavares.
  • Daniel Oliveira, “CMOS-RF Power Amplifier for Wireless Communications”, MSc Thesis, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Jul 2009. Supervised by Vítor Grade Tavares, and Cândido Duarte.
  • Miguel Pina, “Adaptive SC Filter”, MSc Thesis, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Jul 2009. Supervised by Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira.

Workshops/Meetings

IJUP’16

  • A. Pereira, C. Duarte, P. Costa, and W. Gora, “Performance Improvement of a Synchronous Buck Converter using Extended Kalman Filtering,” in9th Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’2016), Fev 2016, pp. 1.
  • J. Cruz, C. Duarte, and J. Machado, “Design of a Pseudo-Differential DCO for All-Digital PLLs,” in 9th Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’2016), Fev 2016, pp. 1.

IJUP’11

  • Daniel Oliveira, Miguel Pina, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Wi-Rex: Design of an Integrated Circuit for a Wireless Receiver,” in 4th Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’11), Fev 2011, pp. 35.

IJUP’10

  • Luís Malheiro, Pedro Coke, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Polyphase filter with continuous parametric tuning,” in 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’10), Fev 2010, pp. 169.
  • Pedro Coke, Ricardo Pereira, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Self- powered water purification module,” in 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’10), Fev 2010, pp. 170.
  • Henrique Cavadas, Tomás Sapage, Daniel Oliveira, Miguel Pina, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Digital Sigma Delta 1st Order Modulator,” in 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’10), Fev 2010, pp. 171.
  • Diana Mendes, Ricardo Pereira, Daniel Oliveira, Miguel Pina, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Filter and Hold for PLL Applications,” in 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’10), Fev 2010, pp. 172.
  • Pedro Coke, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Network based security for academic IC CAD environments,” in 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’10), Fev 2010, pp. 173.

IJUP’09

  • Américo Dias, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Dual-Modulus Prescaler for the 2.4-GHz ISM Band,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 9.
  • Ricardo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Bias Circuits Insensitive to PVT Variations,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 26.
  • Miguel Caetano, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “CMOS Circuits for a RF-PLL,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 7.
  • Pedro Coke, Tiago Ressurreição, Tomás Sapage, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Analog Quadricorrelator for Low-IF FSK Demodulation,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 12.
  • Miguel Pina, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Fully Integrated RF Voltage-Controlled Oscillator,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 10.
  • Manuel Reis, Daniel Oliveira, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Design of a CMOS Down-Converter for Wireless Applications,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 8.
  • Patrício Ferreira, Henrique Cavadas, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “A Flash ADC in 0.35-um CMOS,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 11.
  • Odarley Pereira, Amilcar Correia, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “A 2.45-GHz CMOS Low-Noise Amplifier,” in 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers of the University of Porto (IJUP’09), Jan 2009, pp. 6.

Posters Sessions

  • Américo Dias, Cândido Duarte, Miguel Pina, Miguel Caetano, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Sintetizador de Frequências em CMOS 0.35-um” (CMOS 0.35-um Frequency Synthesizer), in 17º Simpósio Internacional de Iniciação Científica da Universidade de São Paulo (SIICUSP’09), São Carlos, Brazil, 9-11 Nov 2009.
  • Américo Dias, Cândido Duarte, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Projecto de um Divisor Fraccionário a 2.4-GHz” (Design of a 2.4-GHz Fractional Divider) in XXI Congresso de Iniciação Científica (CIC’09), Universidade Estadual Paulista, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, 3-7 Nov 2009.
  • Cândido Duarte, Daniel Oliveira, Américo Dias, Miguel Pina, Pedro Coke, Manuel Reis, Odarley Pereira, Henrique Cavadas, Ricardo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Guilherme Amaral, Tiago Ressurreição, Miguel Caetano, Patrício Ferreira, João Almeida, José J. Borges, Amilcar Correia, Tomás Sapage, Bruno Brito, Diana Mendes, Luís Malheiro, Vítor Grade Tavares, and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, “Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit for a Remote-Controlled Car,” in Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE’09), Guimarães, Portugal, Jul 2009.