The Seasonal School in “Circuits and Systems for the Internet-of-Things” (CAS4IoT) presents a joint academia-industry program in the field of IoT. It aims at preparing a group of 50+ post-graduated students and design engineers with the capacity to understand and design a broader range of circuits and systems, in the field of IoT, spanning from data converters for sensor interfaces to radios, ensuring a good balance between academia and industry, combined with a judicious selection of worldwide distinguished Lecturers.
The Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA) together with the Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA Institute have organized this IEEE CASS sponsored Seasonal School. Having more than 100 PhD students working in the fields of IoT and cyber-physical systems, DEE and CTS are currently providing most of the human and material resources needed to successfully run this Seasonal School.
Module 1: Ultra-low voltage and micro-power analog circuits for IoT
Designing low power and low voltage analog circuits for IoT systems is challenging. Many applications require analog circuits working with sub 1-V supply voltages and with power consumption in the hundreds of nW range while preserving good performances. The present target is to have analog circuits operating at 0.5-V or less. With that supply voltage it is required to design basic building blocks like operational amplifiers, comparators and voltage reference generators. For each of them, the presentation briefly reviews the state of the art and presents some recently published examples of implemented solutions. The analog-to-digital converter is essential for every modern system. Ensuring very low power while providing a medium-high resolution (9-14 bit) over a signal bandwidth up to about 1 MHz is a typical goal. For these specifications, SAR converters and sigma-delta modulators are typically used. Techniques and recent circuit implementations capable of satisfying diverse requests are presented. A 10-bit, 200-kS/s, 250-nA ADC operating down to 0.7-V and voltage references operating with supply voltages in the 0.4-0.6-V range will be presented.
Franco Maloberti received the Laurea Degree in Physics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Parma, Italy, and the Dr. Honoris Causa degree from Inaoe, Puebla, Mexico in 1996. He was a Visiting Professor at ETH-PEL, Zurich in 1993 and at EPFL-LEG, Lausanne in 2004. He was the TI/J. Kilby Analog Engineering Chair Professor at the Texas A&M University and the Microelectronic Chair Professor at University of Texas at Dallas. Currently he is Professor at the University of Pavia, Italy and Honorary Professor at the University of Macau, China. His professional expertise is in the design of analog integrated circuits and data converters. He has written more than 500 published papers, six books and holds 34 patents. He is the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Microelectronics Key Lab. Macau, China. He is the President of the IEEE CAS Society, he was VP Region 8 of IEEE CAS (1995-1997), Associate Editor of IEEE-TCAS-II, President of the IEEE Sensor Council (2002-2003), IEEE CAS BoG member (2003-2005), VP Publications IEEE CAS (2007-2008), DL IEEE SSC Society and DL IEEE CAS Society. He received the 1999 IEEE CAS Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2000 CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal, and the IEEE 2000 Millennium Medal, the 1996 IEE Fleming Premium, the ESSCIRC 2007 Best Paper Award and the IEEJ Workshop 2007 and 2010 Best Paper Award. He received the IEEE CAS Society 2013 Mac Van Valkenburg Award. He is an IEEE Life Fellow.
Module 2: SAR ADCs for IoT: Basics and Innovations
This lecture will cover the basics and recent innovations in the field of SAR ADCs for IoT. Even though SAR ADCs have been known for a very long time, they receive a lot of attention recently thanks to their power-efficiency and beneficial scaling with technology. This lecture starts with a basic overview of SAR ADC design, and continues with discussing several recent innovations aiming for better power efficiency, improved performance, and more versatility.
Pieter Harpe received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre / IMEC where he worked on low-power ADCs. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as assistant professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design. He is a TPC member for ISSCC, ESSCIRC and AACD, and serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He is recipient of the IEEE ISSCC 2015 Distinguished Technical Paper Award.
Module 3: Sigma delta modulators for IoT
In this module, different approaches for realizing ultra-low-power, moderate and high resolutions Sigma-Delta architectures will be presented in detail. State-of-the-art Sigma-Delta circuits, highly intensively using passive circuitry will be described together with a systematic design methodology for optimization.
Nuno Paulino was born in Beja, Portugal, in 1969. He graduated from Instituto Superior Tcnico (IST), Lisbon, in 1992. He obtained the M.Sc. degree, in 1996 from the Technical University of Lisbon and obtained the Ph.D degree in 2008 from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) of the Faculdade de Ciłncias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), since 1999. Since 1999 he has been also working as a Senior Researcher of the Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA. In 2003 he co-founded ACACIA Semiconductor, a Portuguese engineering company specialized in high-performance data converter and analog front-end products, acquired by S3 in 2007. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as Analog Design Engineer at Rockwell Semiconductor, USA. He is a Member of the ASPTC of IEEE CAS Society.
Module 4: Industrial IoT
The contents will cover two case studies of real world applications of IoT: one based on wireline IoT to control hazardous industrial equipment, and the other based on satellite radio for machine communication. The decisions concerning the architecture choices, block performance, and issues related to the IC process choice will be detailed. Selected topics on interfaces, power, IC realization and measurement will be presented.
Noel O’Riordan has over twenty years’ experience in the field of mixed signal integrated circuits in the industrial, consumer, automotive and RF sectors, with S3 Group, Dublin Ireland. His work has covered circuitry for ADCs, Filters, Power Management, LNAs, DSP and full IC development, in technology processes from 28nm CMOS to HV SOI-BCD. He worked in the R&D Laboratories of ITALTEL in the area of Electromagnetics for telecommunication systems, in Milan Italy from 1991 to 1996. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin, Ireland. He obtained a BE and MEngSc degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1991.
Module 5: Power-and-Energy Management for IoT
Traditional Power Management Units (PMUs) generate reference voltages and currents, produce power on reset signals and control the system start up sequence, sequencing the enable of voltage regulators. The new generation of PMUs, targeting IoT applications, is capable of entering different power gated modes, achieving nano-Amp range operation, being controlled by the Real Time Clock (RTC). Why and how are RTCs being used as brains of the IoT PMUs is going to be analyzed in the “Power-and-Energy Management for IoT” module.
Marcelino B. dos Santos received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1994 and 2001 respectively. He teaches electronics and microelectronics at Instituto Superior Técnico since 1990. He advised eight PhD and more than thirty MSc thesis. He is the responsible for the Quality, Test and Co-Design of HW/SW Systems research group of Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores R&D in Lisbon (INESC-ID). His research interests include power management, testability, ultra-low power mixed signal design and educational issues on microelectronics. He is a senior member of IEEE and he is the chair of the Portuguese join chapters of Industrial Electronics, Industrial Applications and Power Electronics. He published more then thirty journal papers and 130 conference papers. Marcelino Santos was co-founder of SILICONGATE LDA in 2008. He is, since then, the CTO of the company, today a word leading company in power management IP.
Module 6: Microprocessors/MCUs for IoT
Estimation shows that 50 billion devices will get connected to the Internet by 2020 with the Internet of Things (IoT) involving a tremendous number of inter-connected users, devices and cloud services, with a special emphasis on increasing usage of mobile devices and applications that are available anywhere. This new computing era demands microprocessors (MPU) and microcontrolers (MCU) with good performance and low power consumption, thus promoting the devices that are efficient in terms of energy. Apart from the computing core, these devices should also contain storage and communication capabilities to operate in an autonomous way and connected through the internet. In the “Microprocessors/MCUs for IoT” module, the state of the art architectures of the current MPUs and MCUs will be analyzed, as well as the benchmarks for evaluating their performance and efficiency. Furthermore, the support for interconnection and communication with users, things and cloud services will also be discussed. Examples of commercial MPUs and MCUs will be provided, and the main investigation paths for developing the future processing devices for the IoT will be underlined.
Leonel Sousa received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Lisbon, Portugal, in 1996, where he is currently Full Professor. He is also a Senior Researcher with the R&D Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores (INESC-ID). He has contributed to more than 200 papers in journals and international conferences, for which he got several awards – such as, DASIP’13 Best Paper Award, SAMOS’11 ‘Stamatis Vassiliadis’ Best Paper Award, DASIP’10 Best Poster Award, and the Honorable Mention Award UTL/Santander Totta for the quality of the publications in 2009. He has edited two special issues of international journals, and he is currently Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Access, IET Electronics Letters and Springer JRTIP, and Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasip Journal on Embedded Systems, from Springer. He is Fellow of the IET, a Distinguished Scientist of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE, and Member of IFIP WG10.3 on concurrent systems.
Module 9: BLE Radio Architectures and Design for the IoT Market
Module contents: Short range wireless markets; Overview of the BLE standard; BLE Radio Specifications: i) RX, TX, Synth specifications; 2) Current market specifications; BLE Architecture and Design of Functional Blocks; Specifications of radio building blocks; Architecture and Design of radio building blocks; Performance of state of the art BLE Radios.
Augusto Marques is the CTO of Aura Semiconductor, where he is focused on the development of state of the art radio technology and timing products. Previously, he was a Fellow Advisor for RF and Analog Circuit Design with MediaTek. As an advisor, he was responsible for the development of high performance, high volume cellular and connectivity transceivers for mobile applications. Before that, he was Senior Fellow and VP of RF at NXP Semiconductors. Before the acquisition of the Wireless Business Unit of Silicon Laboratories, Dr. Marques was elected as a Silicon Laboratories Fellow and served as the Wireless Engineering Director supervising the development of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and 3G products. During his tenure at Silicon Laboratories, Dr. Marques was an architect and/or principal designer for the world’s first CMOS GSM/GPRS synthesizer, the world’s first CMOS GSM/GPRS transceiver (Aero), the world’s first CMOS GSM/GPRS transceiver with integrated DCXO (Aero +), and the world’s first single-chip CMOS GSM/GPRS transceiver (Aero II). Cumulatively, he has been an architect and/or principal designer for products that have shipped in excess of 1 billion units and is an inventor on more than 20 US patents in the areas of analog and RF integrated circuits. Dr. Marques holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium with a Master’s in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Module 10: Nanosensors, from fundamentals to IoT deployments
The module discusses the new sensing opportunities provided by nanotechnologies.
Bérengère Lebental graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris Saclay University, France) Engineering Program in 2006, received two MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology from Ecole Polytechnique in 2007 and her PhD from Université Paris-Est, France, in 2010 (ENPC-PariTech PhD award in 2011). Since 2010, she is research scientist at IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology of Tranportat, Development and Network) and at LPICM (Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films, a joined research team between Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS). A physicist specialized in the nanoelectronics of carbon-based nanomaterials, her research focuses on the development of reproducible and reliable nanosensors for applications to urban sustainability, with a focus on micromechanical and chemical sensing. She coordinates the 9M€ French Equipment Program Sense-City and the 4M€ European research project Proteus on water quality monitoring.
3. Hans-On Modules
Complementing the theoretical material presented on all morning sessions, the proposed course includes 4 x 2 hours hands-on lab sessions, during the afternoon, where an IoT demo project will be implemented. All participants will be divided in groups of two and a maximum of 10 to 15 groups will be allocated to each lab session. Two teachers per session will support the project implementation. The course demo project will consist on the design and implementation of a multi-sensor system using a programmable and commercial SoC platform. The same platform will have also to monitor the state of the battery (through voltage sensing) and use this information to feed the power management implemented algorithm.
|João P. Oliveira was born in Paris, France, in 1969. He graduated in 1992 at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of Technical University of Lisbon. He has also received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 1996 from IST. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2010 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA). He has been with Department of Electrical Engineering of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of NOVA as an Assistant Professor of Microelectronics, since 2003. Since 2004 he has worked as a Senior Researcher of the Centre for Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA. Since 2003 he has been a Co-founder of MOBBIT Systems SA, a specialized system design Portuguese engineering company. From 1996 to 2003 he worked in the telecommunications industry in the area of 2G and 3G radio terminal equipment and switched packet data. From 1992 and 1996, he was a research engineer in the Integrated Circuits and Systems Group (CGSI) at IST where he worked in the area of switched current-mode ADCs and filters. He is Member of IEEE and Member of the Circuits and Systems (CAS) and Solid-State Circuits (SSC) Societies.|
|Luis B. Oliveira was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1979. He graduated with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, and a Ph.D. degree, in 2002 and 2007 respectively, from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits Group at INESC-ID. Althought his research work has been done mainly at INESC-ID, he has had intense collaboration with TUDelft, in The Netherlands, and University of Alberta, in Canada. In 2007, he joined the teaching staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and is currently a researcher at CTS-UNINOVA. Prof. Oliveira is an IEEE Senior Member and chair of the Broadcast Technology Society, Circuits and Systems Society, and Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Joint Chapter. He is a member of the IEEE CASS Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee, ASPTC, (the largest within CASS), since 2008. He has more than 100 publications in International Journals and Conferences, and is co-author of two books: “Analysis and Design of Quadrature Oscillators” (Springer, 2008) and “Wideband CMOS Receivers” (Springer, 2015).|
|Rui Santos-Tavares was born in Oeiras, Portugal, in 1975. He graduated from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, in 1998. He obtained the M. Sc. and the PhD degrees, respectively, in 2001 and 2010, from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Rui has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), since September 1998, where he is currently Assistant Professor. Since 1998 he has been also working as a Researcher of the Centre for Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA. From 1998 until 2001 he worked as an Assistant Researcher of the Interoperability Supported by Standards group (GRIS) at UNINOVA, where he has actively participated in several National and joint European cooperative projects in science and technology (e.g. ESPRIT IV 22056 – FunSTEP). Since 2001 he is with the Microelectronics, Design and Fractional Signal Processing Group (MESP) from CTS/UNINOVA. Prof. Santos-Tavares has published several papers in international leading conferences, a book and has been serving as a reviewer for many IEEE Conferences. He is member of IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society since 2010. He participated in the organization board of IEEE ISCAS’2015, in Lisbon in May 2015.|
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The CAS4IoT course venue will be located in the main building of the Library of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT), Nova University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA), at the Campus of Caparica, in south Lisbon. FCT NOVA is one of the most prestigious Portuguese engineering and science public schools and it is located in Caparica, Almada, just across the Tagus River. The Campus of Caparica is served by a wide transport network, including combined services (bus, train, ferry) and by tram.
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|João Goes graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), in 1992. He obtained the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees in ECE, in 1996 and 2000 respectively, from the Technical University of Lisbon, and the ‘Agregado’ degree (‘Habilitation’ degree) in Electronics, in 2012 from the Nova University of Lisbon (NOVA). He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT) of NOVA, since April 1998 where he is currently an Associate Professor and, since July 2012, he is the Department Chair. Since 1998, he has been a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA and responsible for the Microelectronics Research Unit. In Nov. 2012 he also became the Director of CTS. In Sep. 2003 he co-founded and served, for 4 years, as the CTO (and Board member) of ACACIA Semiconductor SA, a Portuguese engineering company specialized in high-performance data converter and analog front-end products (acquired by Silicon and Software Systems, S3, in Oct. 2007). Since Nov. 2007 he lectures and performs his research with part-time consultancy for S3. From March 1997 until March 1998 he was Project Manager at Chipidea SA (now SYNOPSYS). From December 1993 to February 1997 he worked as a Senior Researcher at Integrated Circuits and Systems Group (GCSI) at IST doing research on data converters and analog filters. João Goes has supervised (graduated) 9 Ph.D. theses, 16 M.Sc. theses, and 9 graduation projects. He has published over 160 papers in international journals and leading IEEE conferences and he is co-author of 6 books. João Goes is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2009 (Member since 1995) and Member of the Circuits and Systems (CAS) and Solid-State Circuits (SSC) Societies. He was also the Chairman of the IEEE CAS Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee, ASPTC, (the largest within CASS) for the term 2014-2015. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – II, TCAS-II, for the term 2016-2017.|