LATEST PUBLICATIONS

IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

The paper entitled "The X-Hall Sensor: Toward Integrated Broadband Current Sensing", by Marco Crescentini, Roberta Ramilli, Gian Piero Gibiino, Marco Marchesi, Roberto Canegallo, Aldo Romani, Marco Tartagni, and Pier Andrea Traverso, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement journal! This article presents the X-Hall sensor, a viable sensing architecture…


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PUBLICATIONS

IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

14/01/2021

The paper entitled "The X-Hall Sensor: Toward Integrated Broadband Current Sensing", by Marco Crescentini, Roberta Ramilli, Gian Piero Gibiino, Marco Marchesi, Roberto Canegallo, Aldo Romani, Marco Tartagni, and Pier Andrea Traverso, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement journal! This article presents the X-Hall sensor, a viable sensing architecture…

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IEEE Internet of Things Journal

The paper entitled "Dual-Band Store-and-Use System for RF Energy Harvesting with Off-the-Shelf DC/DC Converters", by F. Moreno-Cruz, V. Toral-López, M. R. Cuevas, J. F. Salmerón, A. Rivadeneyra and D. P. Morales, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal! This work introduces a design, MSwitch, able to use off-the-shelf dc/dc converters for…

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IEEE Access journal

The paper entitled "A Methodology for Practical Design and Optimization of Class-E DC-DC Resonant Converters", by A. Celentano, F. Pareschi, V. R. Gozalez-Diaz, R. Rovatti and G. Setti, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Access journal!. This paper discusses the advances in recently published papers of an innovative analytical approach for the design…

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Electronics journal

The paper entitled "Thermal Stress Reduction of Power MOSFET with Dynamic Gate Voltage Control and Circulation Current Injection in Electric Drive Application", by L. Wang, B. Vermulst, J. Duarte, H. Huisman, has been accepted for publication in the Electronics journal!  In this paper, a model-based dynamic gate voltage control strategy is proposed to reduce the…

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Sensors journal

The paper entitled "treNch: Ultra-Low Power Wireless Communication Protocol for IoT and Energy Harvesting", by F. Moreno-Cruz, V. Toral-López, A. Escobar-Molero, V. U. Ruíz, A. Rivadeneyra, D. P. Morales,  has been accepted for publication in the Sensor journal! This paper introduces treNch, a novel WCP implementing the cross-layer principle to use the power input for adapting…

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IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems

The paper entitled "Adaptive Power Management Unit for a Wireless Transceiver with an Integrated Wake-Up Receiver" by J. Bastl, M. Scholl, R. Wunderlich and S. Heinen has been published in the proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems. This work presents an integrated power management unit (PMU) addressing the special…

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Two papers at the IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering

21/09/2020

The paper entitled "Performance analysis of EV stations optimal operation in DC microgrid configurations" and the paper entitled "Multistage day-ahead scheduling of the distributed energy sources in a local energy community" have been published in the proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power…

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IEEE International Conference on Communications

21/08/2020

The paper entitled "OPEX-Limited 5G RAN Slicing: an Over-Dataset Constrained Deep Learning Approach" has been published in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2020! This paper investigates the concept of OPEX-limited resource provisioning as a key component in fifth generation (5G) radio access networks (RAN) slicing. The different RAN slices' tenants (i.e.…

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IEEE AFRICON

21/07/2020

The paper entitled "Performance Analysis Of Ultra Low-Voltage Rail-to-Rail Comparator In 130 nm CMOS Technology" has been published in the proceedings of the 2019 IEEE AFRICON! This paper discusses a performance of an ultra low-voltage / low-power voltage bulk-driven comparator, designed and fabricated in standard twin-well 130 nm CMOS technology. The proposed circuit topology can…

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IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference

11/07/2020

The paper entitled "Experimental Assessment of a Broadband Current Sensor based on the X-Hall Architecture" has been published in the proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference 2020! The X-Hall sensor is presented, characterized and proposed as a viable architecture for silicon-integrated, broadband, current/magnetic-field measurements. The X-Hall architecture overcomes the methodological bandwidth limit…

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

03/07/2020

The paper entitled "Resistive-Capacitive Output Impedance Shaping for Droop-Controlled Converters in DC Microgrids with Reduced Output Capacitance" has been accepted in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics journal! This paper deals with dc microgrids, where the droop control is widely employed in power converters interfacing distributed energy resources and common dc bus for automatic power…

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International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems

05/06/2020

The paper entitled "Efficient Patch Module for Single-bank or Dual-bank Firmware Updates for Embedded Devices" has been published in the proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems 2020! This paper deals with firmware updates for embedded systems, more precisely with the update processing on target devices. It…

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Three papers at RADIOELECTRONIKA

The paper entitled "Autonomous On-Chip Digital Calibration for Analog ICs in Nanotechnologies" the paper entitled "Low-Leakage ESD Structures in 130nm CMOS Technology" and the paper entitled "Development of test equipment for evaluation of low-power AC/DC converter ASIC" have been published in the proceedings of the 30th DADIOELECTRONIKA 2020! The first paper proposes implementation of on-chip…

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IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

07/04/2020

The paper entitled "Day-ahead scheduling of a local energy community: an alternating direction method of multipliers approach" has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems journal! The paper focuses on the day-ahead operational planning of a grid-connected local energy community (LEC) consisting of an internal low-voltage network and several prosumers including generation units,…

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Two papers at the International Conference on Emerging eLearning Technologies and Applications

The paper entitled "Measurement of a Wireless Power Transfer System with a Fully Integrated Receiver" and the paper entitled "EKV Transistor Model For Ultra Low-Voltage Bulk-Driven Circuits" have been published in the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Emerging eLearning Technologies and Applications 2019! The first paper deals with the measurement setup development for…

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International Conference on Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society

25/03/2020

The paper entitled "Stability and Startup of Non Linear Loop Circuits" has been published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society 2019! This paper presents a simple and reliable technique for the determination of “stable” circuit solutions, that is based on the use of available circuit…

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International Future Energy Electronics Conference

09/03/2020

The paper entitled "A bidirectional and isolated DC/DC converter connecting mobile battery systems to a DC grid in commercial buildings" has been published in the proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference 2019. This paper introduces a novel modulation scheme for an isolated DC/DC converter in step-down direction, which enables a wide…

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LCN Symposium on Emerging Topics in Networking

02/03/2020

The paper entitled "The Case for Session Sharing: Relieving Clients from TLS Handshake Overheads" has been published in the proceedings of the 44th LCN Symposium on Emerging Topics in Networking  2019! This paper addresses this emerging topic by thoroughly analyzing the impact of TLS on clients and servers and derive opportunities for significantly decreasing latency…

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IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems

05/02/2020

The paper entitled "A Broadband Current Sensor based on the X-Hall Architecture" has been published in the proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems 2019! A broadband current sensor, which is fully integrated and galvanically-isolated, is presented in this paper. The current sensor relies only on a Hall-effect probe to…

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IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

17/12/2019

The paper entitled "Hysteresis Droop Controller with One Sample Delay for DC-DC Converters in DC Microgrids" has been published in the proceedings of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2019! Droop control is a common control strategy used in DC microgrids to manage power distribution among parallel Distributed Energy Resource (DER) converters. With…

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Two papers at the European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications

01/12/2019

The paper entitled "Fast Voltage Stabilization Control of Split DC Bus Midpoint in 3P4W Shunt APFs" and the paper entitled "An isolated bidirectional half-bridge active-clamp current-fed push-pull DC/DC converter for DC microgrid applications" has been published in the proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '19 ECCE Europe)! The first…

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IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications

15/11/2019

The paper entitled "Long Range Battery-Less UHF-RFID Platform for Sensor Applications" has been published in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications  2019! This paper presents the architecture and design trade-off of a compact, programmable, battery-less UHF-RFID sensor tag for environmental monitoring. The node is based on a single UHF…

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Four papers at the AEIT International Annual Conference

The paper entitled "Operation schedule of DC microgrid for EVs with reserve under various conditions", the paper entitled "Reduction of Output Capacitance for DAB DC-DC Converters in DC Microgrids by Shaping Resistive Output Impedance", the paper entitled "Triple-Phase Shift Modulation for Dual Active Bridge based on Simplified Switching Loss Model", and the paper entitled "Regaining…

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IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

11/09/2019

The paper entitled "An Integrated DC Microgrid Solution for Electric Vehicle Fleet Management" has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications journal! In this paper, the structure of a modular electric vehicle supply infrastructure is proposed. It is based on the integration of photovoltaic rooftops, energy storage and electric vehicle stations in a…

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IEEE Milan PowerTech

01/09/2019

The paper entitled "An ADMM Approach for Day-Ahead Scheduling of a Local Energy Community" has been published in the proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech! The paper deals with the day-ahead operational planning of a grid-connected local energy community (LEC) consisting of several prosumers each equipped with generating units, loads and battery energy storage…

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International Conference “Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems”

07/08/2019

The paper entitled "Towards Energy-autonomous Integrated Systems Through Ultra-low Voltage Analog IC Design" has been published in the proceedings of the 26th International Conference "Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems! This paper brings an overview of main obstacles, limitations and challenges in design of ultra-low voltage analog integrated circuits in nanoscale technologies. Low-voltage and…

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IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering

05/08/2019

The paper entitled "Optimal operation and reserve provision planning for an EV-oriented DC microgrid" has been published in the proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2019 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe)! In this paper, a procedure for optimal operation planning of a…

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International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics

15/07/2019

The paper entitled "Voltage-to-Frequency Converter for Ultra-Low-Voltage Applications" has been published in the proceedings of the 42nd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics 2019! This paper is focused on the design and analysis of a Voltage-to-Frequency Converter (VFC) that was implemented in 130 nm CMOS technology. The proposed VFC was designed…

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RADIOELECTRONICA 2019

21/06/2019

The paper entitled "Performance Analysis of ESD Structures in 130 nm CMOS Technology for Low-Power Applications" has been published in the proceedings of RADIOELECTRONICA 2019! This paper addresses static as well as dynamic performance analysis of a standard ESD structure fabricated in 130 nm CMOS technology. The original design of the ESD structures was aimed…

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International Journal of Electronics and Communications

04/06/2019

The paper entitled "An Ultra Low-Voltage Rail-to-Rail Comparator for On-Chip Energy Harvesters", by Lukas Nagy, Viera Stopjakova, Daniel Arbet, Miroslav Potocny, Martin Kovac has been published at the International Journal of Electronics and Communications! This paper presents a performance evaluation of an ultra low-voltage non-clocked voltage comparator, designed and fabricated in a standard twin-well 130…

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Two papers at the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems

03/06/2019

Two papers from the CONNECT consortium have been included in the proceedings of the IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems! The first paper entitled "Ultra Low-Voltage Rail-to-Rail Comparator Design in 130 nm CMOS Technology" by L. Nagy, D. Arbet, M. Kovac, M. Potocny and V. Stopjakova, addresses a…

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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

The paper entitled "Suppression of Second-Order Harmonic Current for Droop-Controlled Distributed Energy Resource Converters in DC Microgrids" by Liu, T. Caldognetto, P. Mattavelli and P. Magnone, has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics journal! This paper shows how to reduce such undesired currents by means of notch filters and resonant regulators included…

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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

The paper entitled "Optimal Power Equipment Sizing and Management for Cooperative Buildings in Microgrids", by I. Zenginis, J. S. Vardakas, J. Abadal, C. Echave, M. M. Gűell and C. Verikoukis, has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics! The paper presents a novel model for the optimal design and power management of a…

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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems

The paper entitled "A Broadband Multi-Mode Compressive Sensing Current Sensor SoC in 0.16 μm CMOS," by D. Bellasi, M. Crescentini, D. Cristaudo, A. Romani, M. Tartagni and L. Benini,has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Journal! The paper presents a compressive sensing (CS) current sensor system-on-chip (SoC) designed and fabricated in…

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International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications

The paper entitled "Variability‐aware design of a bandgap voltage reference with 0.18% standard deviation and 68 nW power consumption", by F. Cucchi S. Di Pascoli and G. Iannaccone has been published in the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications! This paper presents a design approach based on a reassessment of design priorities to obtain…

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IEEE Communications Magazine

The paper entitled "Electrical Energy Savings through Efficient Cooperation of Urban Buildings: The Smart Community Case of Superblocks' in Barcelona" by J. S. Vardakas, I. Zenginis, N. Zorba, C. Echave, M. Morato and C. Verikoukis, has been published in the IEEE Communications Magazine! The paper studies the benefits of cooperation as an alternative solution to…

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25th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems

The paper entitled "A Tracking Quantizer for Continuous Time Quadrature Bandpass Sigma-Delta Modulators", by T. Saalfeld, M. Scholl, C. Beyerstedt, R. Wunderlich and S. Heinen, has been included in the proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems! The paper presents a quadrature bandpass sigma-delta modulator with a tracking quantizer consisting…

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23rd Conference of Open Innovations Association

The paper entitled "From Heterogeneous Sensor Networks to Integrated Software Services: Design and Implementation of a Semantic Architecture for the Internet of Things at ARCES@UNIBO," by C. Aguzzi et al., has been included in the proceedings of the 23rd Conference of Open Innovations Association! This paper deals with the Internet of Things (IoTs), which is…

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16th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference

The paper entitled "A 200 MHz RF wireless power transfer receiver for implantable medical devices fully integrated in 130 nm CMOS", by M. Potočný, M. Kováč, D. Arbet and V. Stopjaková, has been included in the proceedings of the 16th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference! This paper deals with the design of a fully integrated RF…

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43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks

The paper entitled "Secure Low Latency Communication for Constrained Industrial IoT Scenarios" by Hiller, M. Henze, M. Serror, E. Wagner, J. N. Richter and K. Wehrle, has been included in the proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks! This paper shows that antedated encryption and data authentication with templates enables IoT devices…

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Energies journal

The paper entitled "Voltage Harmonic Suppression by Means of Grid-Connected Converters Using only Local Measurements" by Ya Zhang, Maurice G. L. Roes, Marcel A. M. Hendrix, and Jorge L. Duarte has been published in the Energies journal! This paper considers a single-phase grid-connected converter in the presence of harmonic problems introduced non-linear loads. In order…

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Advances in Radio Science

The paper entitled "A digital receiver signal strength detector for multi-standard low-IF receivers" by Tobias Saalfeld, Tobias Piwczyk, Ralf Wunderlich, and Stefan Heinen has been published at the Advances in Radio Science journal! This paper presents a receiver signal strength detector based on a discrete Fourier transform implementation. The energy detection algorithm has been designed…

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Two papers at the Journal of Physics!

Two papers from the CONNECT consortium have been published at the Journal of Physics! The first paper entitled "Bandwidth enhancement in Hall probe by X-Hall DC biasing" by M Crescentini, M Biondi, M. Marchesi, A. Romani, M Tartagni and P A Traverso, deals with the spinning-current technique, which is the state-of-the-art method for offset cancellation…

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Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The paper entitled "Analysis of BDMOS and DTMOS Current Mirrors in 130 nm CMOS Technology" by Matej Rakus, Viera Stopjakova, Daniel Arbet has been published at the Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering journal! In this paper, an analysis of basic Current Mirror (CM) topologies was performed with a focus on comparison of conventional realization…

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4th IEEE International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry

The paper entitled "Bidirectional DC-DC Converter Topologies for Low-Voltage Battery Interface: Comparative Assessment" by A. Abdelhakim, P. Mattavelli, S. Pistollato and G. Spiazzi, has been included in the proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry ! In this paper, three isolated and bidirectional topologies have been selected…

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Five papers at the IEEE CAMAD 2018!

Five papers from the CONNECT consortium have been included in the proceedings of the IEEE CAMAD 2018! The first paper entitled "Frequency Estimation for Grid-connected Converters under Time-varying Harmonics and Inter-harmonics" by E. B. Kapisch, C. A. Duque, G. Tibola and J. L. Duarte, which presents an improved scheme for grid fundamental frequency tracking. A…

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Two papers at the International Conference on Applied Electronics 2018!

Two papers have been included in the proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Electronics 2018: the first paper entitled "Energy Monitoring Platform for Smart Grid Applications" by J. Brenkuš, V. Stopjaková and M. Slávik, presents a consumption monitoring platform that is suitable for household and office building installations, where the consumption data are gathered…

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Two papers at the 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications!

The paper entitled "Design of Droop Controllers for Converters in DC Microgrids Towards Reducing Bus Capacitance" by G. Liu, P. Mattavelli and S. Saggini, has been included in the proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications! This paper firstly gives the design criterion of the output capacitance for Distributed Energy Resources…

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14th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics

The paper entitled "Analysis of Gain and Bandwidth Limitations of Operational Amplifiers in Sigma-Delta Modulators" by T. Saalfeld, A. Meyer, E. S. Bocholt, R. Wunderlich and S. Heinen, has been included in the proceedings of the 14th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics! This paper presents an analysis of the influence of the…

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IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering 2018

The paper entitled "AC and DC Solutions for Electric Vehicle Microgrid: Sizing and Reliability Analysis" by B. Aluisio, M. Dicorato, I. Ferrini, G. Forte and M. Trovato, has been included in the proceedings of the 018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC /…

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International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications 2018

The paper entitled "an O-QPSK modem using an FSK RF front end for IEEE 802.15. 4 operation providing Maximum-Likelihood data", by Moritz Schrey, Markus Scholl, Tobias Saalfeld, Jan Henning Mueller, Vahid Bonehi, Christoph Beyerstedt, Fabian Speicher, and Stefan Heinen, has been included in the proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications…

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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

The paper entitled "COPS: Cooperative Statistical Misbehavior Mitigation in Network-Coding-Aided Wireless Networks" by A. Antonopoulos and C. Verikoukis, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics journal! This paper deals with the altruistic user behavior and the isolation of malicious users, which are fundamental requirements for the proper operation of any…

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

21/01/2019

The paper entitled "Connectivity Analysis in Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Solar Energy" has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications journal! In this paper, the authors provide an analytical model for the connectivity in a large-scale zero-energy clustered WPSN under two common transmission schemes, namely, unicast and broadcast. The sensors are…

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Applied Energy

05/06/2018

The paper entitled "Cooperation in microgrids through power exchange: An optimal sizing and operation approach" by I. Zenginis, J.S. Vardakas, C. Echave, M. Morató, J. Abadal, C.V. Verikoukis has been accepted for publication at the Applied Energy journal! This paper proposes a novel model for the optimal design and power management of a microgrid. The…

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

18/05/2018

The paper entitled "Power-Based Droop Control in DC Microgrids Enabling Seamless Disconnection from Upstream Grids", from CONNECT's partner University of Padova has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics! This paper proposes a local power-based droop controller for distributed energy resource converters in dc microgrids that are connected to upstream grids…

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Microelectronics Reliability Journal

22/03/2018

Šovčík, M., Kováč, M., Arbet, D., Stopjaková, V., Potočný, M., "Ultra-low-voltage boosted driver for self-powered systems", Microelectronics Reliability, 80, pp. 155-163, 2018. This paper deals with the ultra low-voltage design and application of an inverter-based driver. In order to ensure a reliable value of the overdrive voltage for transistors, the topology based on a boosting…

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Two papers at the IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2018!

Two papers have been included in the proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2018! The first paper entitled "Micropower Design of an Energy Autonomous RF Tag for UWB Localization Applications",  by D. Fabbri, M. Pizzotti, and A. Romani, presents a micropower management circuit suitable for powering wireless sensor nodes from extremely…

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Communication Networks and Services, John Wiley, UK, 2017

27/10/2017

The work entitled “Cooperative Energy Management in Microgrids”, by Ioannis Zenginis, John Vardakas, Prodromos-Vasileios Mekikis, and Christos Verikoukis, has been published as a book chapter in the book entitled "Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities: Communication Networks and Services", John Wiley, UK, 2017. This work proposes a novel cooperative energy management scheme for the…

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