Special Issue "Ultra Low Power Integrated Circuits for IoT"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Circuit and Signal Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 397

Special Issue Editors

Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Pampa, Alegrete 97546-550, Brazil
Interests: analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits with a focus on the design of analog filters; data converters; low-voltage analog circuits for instrumentation and communication applications
Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture (DITEN), University of Genoa, Via Opera Pia 11a, I-16145 Genova, Italy
Interests: energy-efficient integrated circuit design; mostly digital/synthesizable interfaces; ultra-low-power ICs for the Internet of Things (IoT); ultra-low-voltage and voltage scalable ICs
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Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: sensor interface circuits; thermal detectors; temperature to digital converters; switching DC–DC converters; wireless power transfer; bandgap references
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapidly widespread use of portable and wearable devices along with emerging Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications imposes a variety of challenges in circuit design, ranging from small area of occupation, low design effort, straightforward design portability, and especially, low power consumption. Powering the exponential growth of interconnected devices is a key challenge which should be approached in a self-sufficient and sustainable fashion. Thus, integrated circuits that implement digital and analog functions in an IoT device must expend minimal energy in order to optimize battery life or enable the adoption of energy-harvesting and battery-less power approaches.

This Special Issue aims to cover emerging trends and techniques to design ultra-low-power integrated circuits and to attract original research outcomes related to ultra-low-power, ultra-low-voltage, digital-based, and fully synthesizable circuits to enable the next generation of IoT devices.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Ultra-low-power signal conditioning circuits for IoT;
  • Energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal circuits;
  • Power/voltage scalable analog and mixed-signal circuits;
  • IC solutions for ultra-low-voltage, energy, and standby power consumption systems;
  • Energy harvesting and power management circuits for IoT devices;
  • Ultra-low power circuit design techniques for a variety of IC building blocks such as amplifiers, voltage and current references, analog filters, data converters, and voltage regulators;
  • Ultra-low-power hardware architectures for energy-constrained devices;
  • Ultra-low-power/voltage ICs for instrumentation and communication applications.

Dr. Paulo César C. De Aguirre
Dr. Orazio Aiello
Dr. Elisabetta Moisello
Guest Editors

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  • ultra-low-power/voltage circuits for IoT applications
  • ultra-low-power front-end electronics
  • power-efficient data converters
  • energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal circuits
  • digital-based design methodologies
  • ultra-low-power sensors and energy-neutral devices
  • energy harvesting and power management circuits
  • advancements in energy-aware design techniques

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