MSc thesis project proposal

Frequency References for the IoT (Infineon)

  • IoT devices need accurate frequency references (<500ppm) to control their sleep/wake cycles. These are traditionally based on bulky quartz/MEMs resonators. RC-based frequency references can achieve good accuracy while dissipating 100s of uWs [1]. The aim of this project is to design and implement an RC frequency reference that maintains this level of accuracy while dissipating significantly less power.

    [1] C. Gürleyük, L. Pedala, F. Sebastiano and K.A.A. Makinwa, “A CMOS Dual-RC frequency reference with±250ppm inaccuracy from− 45° C to 85° C,” Digest ISSCC, pp. 54 – 56, Feb. 2018.
  • Financial support is available


prof.dr. Kofi Makinwa

Electronic Instrumentation Group

Department of Microelectronics

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