Emerging Technologies for Low-Power Circuits and Systems: Latest Advances and Prospects

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 72

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the ever-evolving landscape of electronics, the pursuit of energy efficiency remains paramount. Emerging technologies play a crucial role in advancing low-power circuits and systems, offering several benefits and addressing challenges associated with power consumption. They not only contribute to energy efficiency but also open up new possibilities for innovative applications, improved performance, and sustainable technology development. This Special Issue brings together cutting-edge research and advancements in the field of low-power circuits and systems, showcasing the latest breakthroughs and offering a glimpse into the future prospects of emerging technologies.

Scope and Focus:

This Special Issue explores a diverse range of topics related to low-power electronics, encompassing novel power-saving techniques at the CMOS level, new materials and devices, new computation models, efficient architectures, and packaging methods. From energy-efficient processors to novel power management techniques, this Special Issue delves into the intricate details that contribute to the development of circuits and systems with minimal power consumption.

Key Themes:

  • Materials and Devices Innovation: investigating the role of new materials and new technologies in the quest for lower power requirements and enhanced performance.
  • Design Strategies: showcasing the state-of-the-art design methodologies aimed at achieving the optimal energy efficiency without compromising functionality.
  • Manufacturing Advancements: highlighting the impact of emerging manufacturing processes on the development of compact, reliable, and low-power electronic components.
  • Applications and Impact: examining the real-world applications of low-power circuits, including their role in computing, memory, IoT devices, wearables, energy-harvesting technologies, etc.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Emerging technologies for low-power design (spintronics, memristors, phase change materials, tunnel FETs, etc.);
  • Neuromorphic computing for energy-efficient processing;
  • Quantum-based low-power electronics;
  • Bio-inspired approaches for low-power circuit design;
  • Wearable electronics and low-power biomedical devices;
  • Energy-efficient solutions for edge computing and AI at the edge;
  • Low-power components in autonomous systems and robotics;
  • Low-power communication protocols for IoT devices;
  • Energy-efficient wireless sensor networks;
  • Advances in ultra-low-power radio frequency (RF) design;
  • Advanced semiconductor materials for low-power electronics;
  • The exploration of 2D materials (e.g., graphene) in reducing power consumption.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Hooman Farkhani
Guest Editor

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  • brain-inspired circuit design
  • neuromorphic computing
  • quantum computing
  • radio frequency design
  • low-power electronic
  • edge computing
  • spintronics
  • phase change material
  • memeristor
  • tunnel FETs

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