Topic : Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF Design for Simply Sensing
By: Maryam Shojaei Baghini
Event/Venue: Invited talk, International VLSI Conference January 2020, India
Details: The dictionary definition of “sensing” is expanding rapidly. “Sensing” technology was founded on the basis of “sensor and instrumentation” and went beyond a domain, where it’s becoming a non-separable part of a much wider set of domains. In the context of “sensing technology for individuals” there are many factors which affect the choice of application, development path and product customization. Starting from signals, as a part of the wide domain of sensing, conditioning the signals from sensing elements, digitization and transfer to the available devices with controlled energy consumption and power autonomy play key roles. The need for more modular and affordable IPs, which can be seamlessly integrated, is felt for developing indigenous products in this impactful area. This talk will focus on the analog, mixed-signal and RF designs of the three sub-areas: signal conditioning, short range bio-telemetry and energy harvesting & power management. The examples are based on reported and in-house designs. The talk will then cover thoughts around the scope, opportunities and requirements for indigenous product development.