Dr Ing. Owen Casha

Dr Ing. Owen Casha

Dr Ing. Owen Casha

 B.Eng.(Hons.)(Melit.),Ph.D.(Melit.),M.I.E.E.E.

Senior Lecturer

Block B, Level 1
Room 12
ICT Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3531
Dr Ing. Owen Casha received the B. Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta in 2004 with First Class Honours. In the same year, he joined the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) as a Post Graduate Trainee. In 2007 he was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics (Faculty of ICT). He received a Ph.D. in Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design from the University of Malta in 2010. From September 2007 till June 2008, he was on a research collaboration with CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France) and ST-Microelectronics, as part of his doctorate studies. His research interests are low voltage low phase noise radio frequency oscillators and synthesizers, design of high speed integrated circuits and RF MEMS design. Dr Casha is currently a Senior Lecturer.
  • RF Microelectronics
  • RF MEMS
  • Embedded Systems Design

FARRUGIA, R., PORTELLI, B., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J., CASHA, O. and GATT, E., 2021. A Concave MOEMS Scanning Diffraction Grating for Infrared Micro-spectrometer Applications      ,      , January 25-29, 2021 2021.

B. PORTELLI, I. GRECH, J. MICALLEF, R. FARRUGIA, O. CASHA and E. GATT, 2020. Resonant micro-mirror electrical characterisation towards tunable digital drive circuit design, - 2020 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2020, pp. 1-4.

B. PORTELLI, I. GRECH, J. MICALLEF, R. FARRUGIA, O. CASHA and E. GATT, 2020. Resonant micro-mirror oscillation amplitude measurement and all digital actuation, 2020 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP) 2020, pp. 1-4.

F. GALEA, O. CASHA, I. GRECH, E. GATT and J. MICALLEF, 2020. An Ultra Low Power CMOS MPPT Power Conditioning Circuit for Energy Harvesters, - 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2020, pp. 1-5.

GALEA, F., CASHA, O., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2020. Experimental Measurements of a Low Power CMOS Analog MPPT Power Conditioning Circuit for Energy Harvesting Applications      . International Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, 14, pp. 1192-1197.

M. BENGASHIER, I. GRECH, O. CASHA, R. FARRUGIA and B. PORTELLI, 2020. Experimental Validation of Tuning Mechanisms Applied on AIN Piezoelectric Contour Mode MEMS Resonators, 2020 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP) 2020, pp. 1-4.

M. MELI, E. GATT, O. CASHA, I. GRECH and J. MICALLEF, 2020. A Novel Low Power and Low Cost IoT Wireless Sensor Node for Air Quality Monitoring, - 2020 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2020, pp. 1-4.

MELI, M., GATT, E., CASHA, O., GRECH, I. and MICALLEF, J., 2020. A Low Cost LoRa-based IoT Big Data Capture and Analysis System for Indoor Air Quality Monitoring      ,      , December 16-18 2020.

R. FARRUGIA, B. PORTELLI, I. GRECH, J. MICALLEF, O. CASHA and E. GATT, 2020. Design and Fabrication of High Performance Resonant Micro-Mirrors using the Standard SOIMUMPs Process, 2020 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP) 2020, pp. 1-6.

BALZAN, E., FARRUGIA, P., CASHA, O., CAMILLERI, L. and WODEHOUSE, A., 2019. Design Considerations for Therapeutic Devices - An Investigation of Pre-Schoolers’ Preferences for an Artefact’s Basic Characteristics, Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design 2019, Cambridge University Press, pp. 877-886.

FARRUGIA, R., PORTELLI, B., GRECH, I., CAMILLERI, D., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2019. Air damping of high performance resonating micro-mirrors with angular vertical comb-drive actuators. Microsystem Technologies, , pp. 1-15.

GAUCI, J.L., GATT, E., CASHA, O., DE CATALDO, G., GRECH, I. and MICALLEF, J., 2019. Particle Swarm Optimization of a Rail-to-Rail Delay Element for Maximum Linearity, 6th IEEE International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies - CODIT 2019, IEEE.

GAUCI, J.L., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2019. Preparing the ALICE-HMPID RICH for the high-luminosity LHC period 2021–2023. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, .

J. L. GAUCI, E. GATT, O. CASHA, G. DE CATALDO, I. GRECH and J. MICALLEF, 2019. A Novel Delay Generator for the Triggering of Particle Detectors at the CERN LHC, 15th Conference on Ph.D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2019, pp. 33-36.

M. BENGASHIER, I. GRECH, O. CASHA, B. PORTELLI, R. FARRUGIA and E. GATT, 2019. A Feasibility Study on Piezoelectric MEMS Lateral Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators including Thermal Effect, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS - DTIP 2019, pp. 1-5.

R. FARRUGIA, I. GRECH, D. CAMILLERI, J. MICALLEF, O. CASHA and E. GATT, 2019. CFD Analysis of Aerodynamic Drag on Resonating MEMS Micro-Scanners, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS - DTIP 2019, pp. 1-4.

SCERRI, J., PORTELLI, B., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2019. A MEMS BPSK to ASK converter. Microelectronics International, 36(1), pp. 26-34.

SCERRI, J., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2019. Dimensional optimisation of a MEMS BPSK to ASK converter in SOIMUMPs. Integration, 67(7), pp. 19-32.

BALZAN, E., FARRUGIA, P., CASHA, O. and WODEHOUSE, A., 2018. Evaluating the Impact of Design Affordances in Preschool Children's Toy Preferences, 15th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018, pp. 2165-2176.

C. SEGUNA, E. GATT, J. L. GAUCI, G. CATALDO DE, I. GRECH and O. CASHA, 2018. A New FPGA-Based Controller Card for the Optimisation of the Front-End Readout Electronics of Charged-Particle Veto Detector at ALICE, New Generation of CAS - NGCAS 2018, pp. 45-48.

F. GALEA, O. CASHA, I. GRECH, E. GATT and J. MICALLEF, 2018. Ultra Low Frequency Low Power CMOS Oscillators for MPPT and Switch Mode Power Supplies, 14th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2018, pp. 121-124.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CAMILLERI, D., CASHA, O., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2018. Theoretical and finite element analysis of dynamic deformation in resonating micromirrors. Microsystem Technologies, 24(1), pp. 445-455.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CAMILLERI, D., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2018. Design optimization of a dynamically flat resonating micro-mirror for pico-projection applications. Microsystem Technologies, , pp. 1-13.

J. L. GAUCI, E. GATT, O. CASHA, G. DE CATALDO, I. GRECH and J. MICALLEF, 2018. Design of a Quasi-Linear Rail-to-Rail Delay Element with an Extended Programmable Range, 25th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2018, pp. 265-268.

J. L. GAUCI, E. GATT, O. CASHA, G. DE CATALDO, I. GRECH and J. MICALLEF, 2018. On the Design of a Linear Delay Element for the Triggering Module at CERN LHC, 14th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2018, pp. 133-136.

J. SCERRI, B. PORTELLI, I. GRECH, E. GATT and O. CASHA, 2018. Exploiting nonlinearities to improve the linear region in an electrostatic MEMS demodulator, 14th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2018, pp. 209-212.

R. FARRUGIA, B. PORTELLI, I. GRECH, D. CAMILLERI, O. CASHA, J. MICALLEF and E. GATT, 2018. Air damping analysis in resonating micro-mirrors, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS - DTIP 2018, pp. 1-5.

SEGUNA, C., GATT, E., DE CATALDO, G., CASHA, O. and GRECH, I., 2018. A New Front-End Readout Electronics for the ALICE Charged-Particle Veto Detector, The Eleventh International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics - CENICS 2018, pp. 11-15.

BUHAGIAR, K., CASHA, O., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2017. Hardware implementation of efficient path reconstruction for the Smith-Waterman algorithm, 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies - CoDIT 2017, IEEE, pp. 1113-1116.

CUTAJAR, A., FARRUGIA, P., CASHA, O. and VELLA, P., 2017. A concurrent engineering approach to develop BioMEMS employed in a deep brain stimulator integrated with a drug delivery system. Xjenza Online - Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, 5(1), pp. 57-68.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CAMILLERI, D., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2017. Design optimization of a high frequency resonating micro-mirror with low dynamic deformation, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS - DTIP 2017, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., GATT, E., MICALLEF, J., ELLUL, I., DUCA, R. and BORG, I., 2017. The analysis of warpage in wafer-level compression molding. Microsystem Technologies, 23(9), pp. 4025-4034.

GALEA, F., CASHA, O., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2017. A CMOS MPPT power conditioning circuit for energy harvesters, 24th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2017, IEEE, pp. 442-445.

GAUCI, J.L., GATT, E., DE CATALDO, G., CASHA, O. and GRECH, I., 2017. An Analytical Model of the Delay Generator for the Triggering of Particle Detectors at CERN LHC, New Generation of CAS - NGCAS 2017, IEEE, pp. 69-72.

J. MAGRI, O. CASHA, K. BUGEJA, I. GRECH and E. GATT, 2017. HLTB design for high-speed multi-FPGA pipelines, 24th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2017, pp. 182-185.

J. SCERRI, I. GRECH, E. GATT and O. CASHA, 2017. A MEMS low-IF IQ-mixer in metal MUMPs: Modelling and simulation, 24th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2017, pp. 454-457.

PORTELLI, B., FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2017. Capacitance measurement techniques in MOEMS angular vertical comb-drive actuators, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS - DTIP 2017, IEEE, pp. 1-5.

SCERRI, J., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2017. A MEMS low-IF IQ-mixer in metal MUMPs: Modelling and simulation, 24th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2017, IEEE, pp. 454-457.

SEGUNA, C., GATT, E., DE CATALDO, G., CASHA, O. and GRECH, I., 2017. Proposal for a new ALICE CPV-HMPID front-end electronics topology, 13th Conference on Ph.D.Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2017, IEEE, pp. 173-176.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2016. Analysis of dynamic deformation in 1-D resonating micromirrors, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS - DTIP 2016, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

GAUCI, J.L., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., FARRUGIA, R., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2016. Analytical modeling of an electrostatically actuated torsional micromirror, 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON 2016, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

MAGRI, J., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2016. Design of CMOS front-end circuitry for the acquisition of biopotential signals, IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2016, IEEE, pp. 161-164.

PORTELLI, B., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2016. Design considerations and optimization for 3-axis anisotropic magneto-resistive sensors, 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON 2016, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

SCERRI, J., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2016. Suppression of spurious products in an electrostatic RF MEMS downconverter having differential drive and sense, 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON, April 2016, pp. 1-4.

FARHAT, E.O., ADAMI, K.Z., CASHA, O., GRECH, I. and BIJ, D.V., 2015. Design of a wideband CMOS LNA for low frequency band SKA application, IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2015, IEEE, pp. 567-571.

FARHAT, E.O., ADAMI, K.Z., CASHA, O. and ABELA, J., 2015. Optimization of RF on-chip inductors using genetic algorithms. Computational Intelligence in Analog and Mixed-Signal (AMS) and Radio-Frequency (RF) Circuit Design. Springer, pp. 331-361.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2015. Performance analysis of an RF MEMS TPoS resonator using FE modelling, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS - DTIP 2015, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J., GATT, E., ELLUL, I., DUCA, R. and BORG, I., 2015. Investigation of warpage in wafer-level Molding: Measurements and FE analysis, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS - DTIP 2015, IEEE, pp. 1-6.

GRIXTI, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., DARMANIN, J., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2015. Analysis and design of an electrostatic MEMS microphone using the PolyMUMPs process. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 82(3), pp. 599-610.

SCERRI, J., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2015. Reduced-order model for MEMS PZT vibrational energy harvester exhibiting buckling bistability. Electronics Letters, 51(5), pp. 409-411.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I. and CASHA, O., 2014. ASIC design of a phoneme recogniser based on discrete wavelet transforms and support vector machines, 10th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2014, IEEE, pp. 1-4.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2014. Design of a hardware-based discrete wavelet transform architecture for phoneme recognition, 6th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing - ISCCSP 2014, IEEE, pp. 554-557.

FARRUGIA, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., MICALLEF, J., GATT, E., DUCA, R. and CACHIA, C., 2014. Warpage issues in large area mould embedding technologies, Workshop in Information and Communication Technology - WICT 2014, pp. 38-43.

GRIXTI, R., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., DARMANIN, J.M., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2014. Feasibility study of a MEMS microphone design using the PolyMUMPs process, Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS - DTIP 2014, IEEE, pp. 1-4.

SCERRI, J., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2014. Versatility provided by electrostatic torsional microstructure as consequence of its complex dynamics. Electronics Letters, 50(4), pp. 303-304.

BRIFFA, A., GATT, E., MICALLEF, J., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and DARMANIN, J.M., 2013. Area minimization of a three-axis separate mass capacitive accelerometer using the ThELMA process, IEEE EUROCON 2013, IEEE, pp. 2094-2099.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2013. Comparative study of automatic speech recognition techniques. IET Signal Processing, 7(1), pp. 25-46.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2013. Discrete wavelet transforms with multiclass SVM for phoneme recognition, 2013, IEEE, pp. 1695-1700.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2013. Hardware-based support vector machine for phoneme classification, IEEE EUROCON 2013, IEEE, pp. 1701-1708.

DARMANIN, J.M., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J., GATT, E., CASHA, O. and BRIFFA, A., 2013. Design consideration for three-axis MEMS accelerometers using an asymmetric proof mass, IEEE EUROCON 2013, IEEE, pp. 2100-2105.

SCERRI, J., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2013. A MEMS BPSK demodulator: micromechanical mixing and filtering using MetalMUMPs, 9th Conference on Ph.D.Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2013, IEEE, pp. 113-116.

ZAMMIT, D., CASHA, O., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2013. A MEMS resonator tank for an RF VCO application, 20th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2013, IEEE, pp. 819-822.

BOUVETT, E., CASHA, O., GRECH, I., CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2012. An FPGA embedded system architecture for handwritten symbol recognition, 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON 2012, IEEE, pp. 653-656.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2012. A study on pitch variation on the use of DWT with SVM for speaker independent phoneme recognition, 5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing - ISCCSP 2012, IEEE, pp. 1-5.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2012. Comparison of different multiclass SVM methods for speaker independent phoneme recognition, 5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing - ISCCSP 2012, IEEE, pp. 1-5.

PISANI, V., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and GATT, E., 2012. Low-voltage CMOS current feedback amplifier, 19th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2012, IEEE, pp. 5-8.

SCICLUNA, N., GATT, E., CASHA, O., GRECH, I. and MICALLEF, J., 2012. Fpga-based autonomous parking of a car-like robot using fuzzy logic control, 19th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2012, IEEE, pp. 229-232.

CASHA, O. and GRECH, I., 2011. Frequency Synthesizer Architectures for UWB MB-OFDM Alliance Application. Ultra Wideband Communications: Novel Trends-System, Architecture and Implementation. InTech, pp. 181-212.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J., GATT, E. and MORCHE, D., 2011. RF VCO tuning using MEMS piezoelectric actuated variable inductors. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 68(2), pp. 193-205.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2011. Support vector machines with the priorities method for speaker independent phoneme recognition, IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology - ISSPIT 2011, IEEE, pp. 409-414.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., GRECH, I., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2011. Neural network architectures for speaker independent phoneme recognition, 7th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis - ISPA 2011, IEEE, pp. 90-94.

DARMANIN, J.M., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and CASHA, O., 2011. Design of a 2-axis MEMS accelerometer, 18th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2011, IEEE, pp. 268-271.

MUGLIETTE, C., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2011. FPGA active digital cochlea model, 18th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2011, IEEE, pp. 699-702.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2010. Experimental results obtained from a 1.6 GHz CMOS quadrature output phase locked loop with on-chip DC-DC converter, 17th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2010, pp. 1196-1199.

CUTAJAR, M., GATT, E., MICALLEF, J., GRECH, I. and CASHA, O., 2010. Digital hardware implementation of self-organising maps, 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON 2010, IEEE, pp. 1123-1128.

GALEA, F., GATT, E., CASHA, O. and GRECH, I., 2010. Control unit for a continuous variable transmission for use in an electric car, 17th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2010, IEEE, pp. 247-250.

GAMBIN, I., GRECH, I., CASHA, O., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2010. Digital cochlea model implementation using Xilinx XC3S500E spartan-3E FPGA, 17th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2010, IEEE, pp. 946-949.

N. ATTARD, S. CAMILLERI, R. DRAGO, M. HILI, O. CASHA, E. GATT and I. GRECH, 2010. VHDL implemetation of a DMX512 decoder on a FPGA, 17th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2010, IEEE, pp. 710-713.

ZARB, T., GRECH, I., GATT, E., CASHA, O. and MICALLEF, J., 2010. Verification of a VHDL GPS baseband processor using a simulink-based test bench generator, 17th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems - ICECS 2010, pp. 327-330.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I. and BADETS, F., 2009. CMOS phase-interpolation DDS for an UWB MB-OFDM Alliance application, Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME 2009, pp. 200-203.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., BADETS, F., MORCHE, D. and MICALLEF, J., 2009. Analysis of the spur characteristics of edge-combining DLL-based frequency multipliers. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 56(2), pp. 132-136.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I. and MICALLEF, J., 2009. Issues on the design and implementation of radio frequency CMOS LC tank voltage-controlled oscillators. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 61(2), pp. 159-170.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2008. CMOS implementation of a 1.6 GHz low voltage low phase noise quadrature output frequency synthesizer with automatic amplitude control. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 55(1), pp. 3-19.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J., GATT, E., MORCHE, D., VIALA, B., MICHEL, J.P., VINCENT, P. and DE FOUCAULD, E., 2008. Utilization of MEMS tunable inductors in the design of RF voltage-controlled oscillators, 15th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2008, IEEE, pp. 718-721.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2007. Design considerations and device selection in the implementation of low phase noise LC-VCOs, 14th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2007, pp. 1083-1086.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2007. Utilisation of Microsystems Technology in Radio Frequency and Microwave Applications. Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, 12(1), pp. 4-15.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I. and MICALLEF, J., 2007. Comparative study of gigahertz CMOS LC quadrature voltage-controlled oscillators with relevance to phase noise. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 52(1-2), pp. 1-14.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., MICALLEF, J. and GATT, E., 2006. Design of a 1.2 V low phase noise 1.6 GHz CMOS buffered quadrature output VCO with automatic amplitude control, 13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2006, IEEE, pp. 192-195.

CASHA, O., GRECH, I., GATT, E. and MICALLEF, J., 2005. 1.6-GHz low power low phase noise quadrature phase locked loop with on chip DC-DC converter for wide tuning range, 12th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2005, IEEE, pp. 1-4.

  • CCE2314 - Introduction to Communications
  • ESE3204 - RF Electronics
  • MNE1103 - Microelectronic Devices
  • MNE3108 - Radio and Microwave Theory
  • MNE5012 - Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design
  • MNE5014 - Foundations in RF Microelectronics Circuit Design
  • MNE5015 - Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Affiliations/Memberships:

Chamber of Engineers (CoE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Awards:

The Best Student Paper Award (3rd rank) during the 13th IEEE International Conference
on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, France, December 2006, for the paper:

O. Casha, I. Grech, E. Gatt, J. Micallef, "Design of a 1.2 V Low Phase Noise 1.6 GHz
CMOS Buffered Quadrature Output VCO with Automatic Amplitude Control", 13th ICECS
Proceedings, pp. 192-195, 2006.

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