Digitally Dominant Analog Blocks for Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network (DArWIN)
Themes: Analog and Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuits and Systems
All-digital phase-locked loops, inductor/capacitor-based DC-DC switching convertersThe progress of ultra-low-cost, ultra-low-power (ULP) wireless sensor network (WSN) nodes with advanced bi-directional communication, sophisticated sensors and powerful digital processing is hindered by the continued lack of digitization of its two major subsystems: frequency synthesizers (both providing radio-frequency carrier and clock to the digital processor) and power management converters. This project aims to address these concerns by investigating and demonstrating digitally intensive ULP solutions of all-digital phase-locked loops (ADPLL) and inductor/capacitor-based DC-DC switching converters.
|Researchers:||Masoud Babaie, Wouter Serdijn, Bogdan Staszewski, Alessandro Urso, Yue Chen|
|Starting date:||January 2016|
|Closing date:||January 2020|
|Partners:||Holst Centre (IMEC)|