Special Issue "Energy Efficient Circuit Design Techniques for Low Power Systems, Volume II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Inhee Lee
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Guest Editor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Interests: miniature sensor system development; low power & energy efficient analog/mixed-signal/digital circuit design; adaptive circuit design to tolerate environment and process variation; energy harvesting circuit; power/battery management circuit; sensor/sensor interface; voltage/current/timing reference
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Low-power systems have become attractive solutions in a variety of applications, such as biomedical, security, energy exploration, infrastructure, and internet-of-things. Low power consumption enables extension of system lifetime and also reduces the total system size by using smaller energy storage devices (battery or supercapacitor). One basic technique to reduce the average power consumption is “duty cycle” switching the operation between long ultra-low-power sleep mode and short high-performance mode. Based on this method, advanced systems have recently been developed by suppressing power consumption lower in sleep mode and improving energy efficiency of circuit operation in active mode. Also, circuits for energy harvesting, power conversion, and energy storage management are critical to extend the system lifetime and run load circuits more energy efficiently with the minimum margin.

Topics in this Special Issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Analog or digital circuit design techniques to enable low-power systems;
  • Ultra-low-power circuit designs for standby-mode operation;
  • Energy-efficient circuit designs for active-mode operation;
  • Circuit designs for energy harvesting and power conversion;
  • Smart management circuits or systems for energy storage devices;

Dr. Inhee Lee
Guest Editor

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  • energy efficient
  • low power
  • low energy
  • adaptive
  • energy harvesting
  • power management
  • sensor
  • sensor interface

Published Papers

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