ICE Seminar « Sensor interfacing in the edge: small, sound, smart! »

Oct. 2nd 2020, 2 pm
Online event (see link below)

The continuous progress of CMOS semiconductor technology fuels the technological revolution towards a smart world that immersively impacts our daily life, work and play. The Internet of Things, personalized healthcare monitoring, autonomous driving, industry 4.0, etc. are but a few examples. Sensors and sensor interfaces with intelligence in the edge play a key role in all applications where the physical and the cyber worlds meet. This presentation will focus on core challenges in the design of future electronic circuits for such applications, where cost, power and reliability are major issues besides raw performance. The key to achieve solutions with small area (cost) and low power is to design the analog functions in a highly digital manner. Also, ways to build intelligence in the edge will be discussed. This will be illustrated with some practical design examples.

Georges G.E. Gielen ( received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. In 1990, he was a post-doctoral research assistant and a visiting lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of California Berkeley. Since 1991, he has worked in the MICAS research group with the Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, where he currently is a full professor. His research interests include computer-aided design of analog and mixed-signal ICs, including data converters and sensor readout circuits. He has authored or coauthored 10 books and more than 600 papers in edited books, international journals, and conference proceedings. He is Fellow of the IEEE and received the IEEE CAS Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award in 2015 and the IEEE CAS Society Charles A. Desoer award in 2020. He is a 1997 laureate of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts in the discipline of engineering.