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Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) resonators can detect mass with exceptional sensitivity. Previously, mass spectra from several hundred adsorption events were assembled in NEMS-based mass spectrometry using statistical analysis. Here, we report the first realization of single-molecule NEMS-based mass spectrometry in real time. As each molecule in the(More)
We present a new approach to parameter estimation problems based on binary measurements, motivated by the need to add integrated low-cost self-test features to microfabricated devices. This approach is based on the use of original weighted least-squares criteria: as opposed to other existing methods, it requires no dithering signal and it does not rely on(More)
This paper deals with the initialization of the BIMBO method, a deterministic identification method based on binary observation, for the (self-) test of integrated electronic and electromechanical systems, such as MEMS. Finding an adequate starting point for the parameter estimation algorithm may be crucial, depending on the chosen model parameterization.(More)
Frequency stability is key to the performance of nanoresonators. This stability is thought to reach a limit with the resonator's ability to resolve thermally induced vibrations. Although measurements and predictions of resonator stability usually disregard fluctuations in the mechanical frequency response, these fluctuations have recently attracted(More)
This brief addresses the problem of clock generation and distribution in globally synchronous locally synchronous chips. A novel architecture of clock generation based on network of coupled all-digital PLLs is proposed. Solutions are proposed to overcome the issues of stability and undesirable synchronized modes (modelocks) of high-order bidirectional PLL(More)
We report an actuation/detection scheme with a top-down nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) for frequency shift based sensing applications with outstanding performance. It relies on electrostatic actuation and piezoresistive nanowire gauges for in-plane motion transduction. The process fabrication is fully CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor)(More)
In this paper, the problem of active clock distribution network synchronization is considered. The network is made of identical oscillators interconnected through a distributed array of phase-locked-loops (PLLs). The problem of the PLL network design is reformulated, from a control theory point of view, as a control law design for a distributed multi-agent(More)