Mike Zierdt


25 years experience in RF Components, Receiver & Transmitter Architectures, and Radio System Engineering. Have worked on both sides of the Telecom industry, designing Mobiles as well as Base Station Infrastructure and also both sides of R&D, working 10 years in Development and 15 years in Research.

Key skills include: Designing, Simulating, Board Layout, Assembling, Testing and Debugging RF circuits and systems to meet stringent specifications.

Experienced in designing Filters, Amplifiers, Mixers, Splitters, Couplers, Matching Networks, Antennas as well as end to end System Spread Sheets & Link Budgets


M.S.E.E. Polytechnic University (NYU Poly) 1994
B.S.E.E. Polytechnic University (NYU Poly) 1988

Selected articles and publications

  • RADIOSTAR: Providing wireless coverage over Gigabit Ethernet: Bell Labs Technical Journal Spring 2009 Vol 14, Issue 1, pages 7-24
  • 900 MHz pulse-width-modulated class-S power amplifier with improved linearity: Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT) 2011
  • Simultaneous transmission of non-contiguous frequency bands for mobile radio using a pules-width-modulated switch-mode stage: Microwave Conference Proc Asia Pac 2011
  • Novel signal processing techniques for Doppler radar cardiopulmonary sensing: European Signal Processing 89 (2009) 45-66
  • Near-field microwave microscopy on thin film resonators: IEEE MTT-S Microwave Symposium Digest 2001
  • A Generalized Memory Polynomial Model for Digital Predistortion of RF Power Amplifiers : IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Vol 54, Issues 10, 2006
  • Frequency-Dependent modulator imbalance in predistortion linearization systems: modeling and compensation : Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers 2003
  • Compensation of Frequency-Dependent Gain/Phase Imbalance in Predistortion Linearization Systems : IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Vol 55, Issues 1 : 2008



  • Li, Yoon, Zierdt, "Method & apparatus for determining available BW for wireless communications" US Patent 8,681,801
  • Barber, Fetter, Zierdt, "Method of isolation for acoustic resonator device"  US Patent 8,631,547
  • Feder, Kim, Ma, Olkhovets, Siegel, Sizer, Zierdt, "Method & apparatus for cellular communication over data networks US Patent 8,194,597
  • Marzetta, Zierdt, "Automatic tuning for wireless power transfer" US Patent 8,143,746
  • Morgan, Zierdt, "Doppler radar cardiopulmonary and signal processing system and method for use therewith" US Patent 7,753,849
  • Barber, Fetter, Zierdt "Method of isolation for acoustic resonator device"  US Patent 7,296,329
  • Ding, Ma, Morgan, Zierdt "System and method for predistorting a signal using current and past signal samples" US Patent 7,269,231
  • Fetter, Wong, Zierdt "Method of manufacturing and mounting electronic devices to limit the effects of parasitics" US Patent 6,675,450
  • Barber, Fetter, Rittenhouse, Zierdt "Method of tuning thin film resonator filters by removing or adding piezoelectric material" US Patent 6,437,667
  • Rittenhouse, Zierdt "TFR filter having at least one component with different resonant frequency sets of electrode capacitance" US Patent 6,377,136