Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Power Management for Internet of Everything

MICRO-622

Lecturer(s) :

Carrara Sandro
Dehollain Catherine
Paun Maria-Alexandra
Various lecturers

Language:

English

Frequency

Only this year

Remarque

Monday 27.11.2017 (8h30-17h) in Room INM 010 & Tuesday 28.11.2017 (8h30-18h30) in Room DIA 004

Summary

Managing power for the Internet of Everything (IoE) devices is a challenging task because the devices must always be powered up and can be located anywhere. This course is focused on remote powered wireless sensor nodes enabling a broad spectrum of applications.

Content

Managing power for the Internet of Everything (IoE) devices is a challenging task because the devices must always be powered up and can be located anywhere including in harsh environments. It can be impossible to connect an external wire to the device (e.g. in the case of implanted medical device). The first part of the course is focused on remote powered wireless sensor nodes enabling a broad spectrum of applications. A measurement topic breaks up the afternoon before switching to a more low power VLSI design aspect. After a low power sensor application dedicated to Hall sensors, the second day will continue with some low power VLSI aspects dedicated to fully depleted SOI technologies. Finally the afternoon will wrap-up some applications and power management concepts. A Poster session will conclude the course with some advanced research topics and some presentations from PhD students in the field of power management.

The course will be evaluated in the following manner: each PhD student will have to perform an oral presentation linked to power mangement and then to participate to a poster session. To reach this goal, a scientific publication in the field of power management will be proposed by C. Dehollain to the PhD student. Each PhD student will have to answer to the questions of the audience and of C. Dehollain at the end of the oral presentation as well as during the poster session. The estimation of the number of hours to understand the publication, to summarize it, to prepare the oral presentation as well as the poster is equal to 15 hours.The detailed description of the course is presented below:

 

FIRST DAY - Morning:
Sandro Carrara (EPFL): Application in biosensing of power delivery

Catherine Dehollain (EPFL): Optimization of the transfer of power and of the data communication in the case of remotely powered sensor networks

 

FIRST DAY - Afternoon:
Roberto la Rosa (ST Microelectronics, Catania, Italy): A system on chip for energy harvesting and wireless power transfer

Andreas Burg (EPFL): Digital low power VLSI

Panel discussion

 

SECOND DAY - Morning:
Maria-Alexandra Paun (EPFL): Low power Hall sensors

Pascal Urard (ST Microelectronics, Crolles, France): Low power system on chip in fully depleted SOI technology

Mathieu Coustans (EPFL): It is all about time (design of ultra low power oscillator)

 

SECOND DAY - Afternoon:
Marcel Melli (ZHAW school, Winthertur): Bluetooth beacons as a connected object: a comparison of the on the shelf transceivers

Eduard Alarcon (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain): Vertical co-design and integration in energy harvesting: from device, circuit and system levels to IoT applications

 

PhD Students registered to the course: oral presentations (powerpoint), questions and answers on the presentation, participation to a poster session dedicated to power management

Keywords

Wireless Remote Power, Internet of Things, Energy Harvesting, System on Chip

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General course on electronics, general course on CMOS analog/ mixed mode / digital design

In the programs

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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