LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Computer Communications

The paper entitled "Universal framework for remote firmware updates of low-power devices", by Ondrej Kachman, Marcel Balaz, and Peter Malik, has been published in the Computer Communications journal! The paper presents a novel multiplatform framework for remote updates of low-power embedded devices. This approach achieves its multiplatform nature through the availability of standard object files…


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PUBLICATIONS

Computer Communications

04/06/2019

The paper entitled "Universal framework for remote firmware updates of low-power devices", by Ondrej Kachman, Marcel Balaz, and Peter Malik, has been published in the Computer Communications journal! The paper presents a novel multiplatform framework for remote updates of low-power embedded devices. This approach achieves its multiplatform nature through the availability of standard object files…

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International Journal of Electronics and Communications

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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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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