Electronic devices in contact or in close proximity to the human body can use its conductive properties to establish body coupled communication (BCC) between each other. This human centric communication paradigm can be used for wireless body-area networks to reduce the impact of interference on/from RF systems, to avoid the fading effect that the body has… (More)
Capacitive interconnections are very promising structures for high-speed and low-power signaling in 3D packages. Since the performance of AC links, in terms of Band-Width and Bit-Error-Rate (BER), depends on assembly and synchronization accuracy we performed a statistical analysis of assembly procedures and communication circuits. In this paper we present a… (More)
Chip-to-chip interconnection, based on wireless communication by capacitive coupling was investigated. This innovative approach will considerably reduce the pitch of the pin and strongly help in the implementation of a dense network of interconnects, while improving inter-chip bandwidth and power dissipation. The 3D integration technology based on aligned… (More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes have became important epidemiological markers in the management of HCV-infected subjects and infection treatment. The dynamics of HCV genotypes are changing in Europe. During a five-year (2009-2013) hospital-based surveillance in the area of Parma, Northern Italy, serum/plasma samples from 1,265 HCV RNA-positive subjects… (More)
The authors report one case of spinal osteoid osteoma localized in the thoracic spine that was imaged through M. R. I. They report the M. R. I. aspects of the tumor. Precise localization is necessary for the correct surgical approach.