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Special Issue "Integrated Circuits, Systems, Sensors and Their Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Intelligent Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Antonio Jesus Torralba Silgado
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Guest Editor
Full Professor, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Interests: integrated circuits; analog and mixed signal; RF circuits; low power; wireless sensor networks
Dr. Clara Isabel Luján Martínez
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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Interests: analog and mixed signal; low power; low voltage microelectronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The evolution of semiconductor technology has led to the integration of increasingly complex circuits and systems. In this way, not only is an increase in the signal processing capacity possible, but also, the sensor and the signal adaptation and communication circuits can be integrated into a single chip.

One of the main driving forces behind this trend is the so-called Internet of Things, which has a significant impact on numerous fields of application, including the automotive industry, medicine and health, advanced instrumentation, fabrication, and manufacturing.

The integration of these complex systems into a single chip poses important challenges as a result of the requirements that arise in each functional block. As an example, digital circuits benefit from a decrease in the supply voltage to increase speed and lower energy consumption, but analog circuits usually worsen their performances. This is also the case of many sensors which require high voltage supply. As a consequence, different design domains are maintained within the same chip, and smart blocks are designed to ensure not only proper interconnection between them, but also appropriate voltage and power management.

This special issue requests original research in the use of integrated circuits, systems, and sensors and their applications. Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles, work in progress or surveys that show how they address those issues related to the integration of different design domains using modern CMOS technologies in different fields of application. The application of integrated circuits, system, and sensors is welcome, covering, among others:

  • Sensors and interfaces;
  • Signal adaptation and conversion circuits;
  • Voltage and power management for integrated sensors;
  • Low voltage and low power analog and mixed signal circuit design techniques for integrated sensors;
  • Analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing blocks.

Prof. Antonio Jesus Torralba Silgado
Dr. Clara Isabel Luján Martínez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • sensors and interfaces
  • analog and mixed signal
  • RF circuits
  • low power
  • integrated sensors

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IMPEC: An Integrated System for Monitoring and Processing Electricity Consumption in Buildings
Sensors 2020, 20(4), 1048; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20041048 - 14 Feb 2020
Abstract
Non-intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) systems aim at identifying and monitoring the power consumption of individual appliances using the aggregate electricity consumption. Many issues hinder their development. For example, due to the complexity of data acquisition and labeling, datasets are scarce; labeled datasets are [...] Read more.
Non-intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) systems aim at identifying and monitoring the power consumption of individual appliances using the aggregate electricity consumption. Many issues hinder their development. For example, due to the complexity of data acquisition and labeling, datasets are scarce; labeled datasets are essential for developing disaggregation and load prediction algorithms. In this paper, we introduce a new NILM system, called Integrated Monitoring and Processing Electricity Consumption (IMPEC). The main characteristics of the proposed system are flexibility, compactness, modularity, and advanced on-board processing capabilities. Both hardware and software parts of the system are described, along with several validation tests performed at residential and industrial settings. Full article
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