MSc thesis project proposal

Intrinsically Accurate Temperature Sensors (ADI)

  • CMOS temperature sensors typically require calibration and trimming to reach reasonable levels of accuracy (<1C). A new class of temperature sensors exploits the well-defined propagation speed of heat in highly-pure IC grade silicon to circumvent this requirement [1]. The aim of this project is to design and implement such a thermal diffusivity sensor in a 180nm CMOS process.

    [1] C.P.L. van Vroonhoven and K.A.A. Makinwa, “Thermal Diffusivity Sensing: A New Temperature Sensing Paradigm,” Proc. CICC, Sept. 2011.
  • Financial support is available


prof.dr. Kofi Makinwa

Electronic Instrumentation Group

Department of Microelectronics

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