Alberto Fazzi

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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)
A solid-state silicon detector is a challenging device for microdosimetry, mainly because it can provide sensitive zones of the order of a micrometer. Moreover, these detectors are characterized by a high spatial and a good energy resolution. However, they may present some limitations, such as: (i) the minimum detectable energy which is limited by the(More)
A monolithic silicon telescope, consisting of a DeltaE and an E stage-detector ( approximately 1.9 microm and 500 microm thick, respectively), was coupled to a polyethylene converter in order to investigate the feasibility of a solid state microdosimeter with respect to the field-funnelling effect. This work discusses the preliminary results of an(More)
A new monolithic silicon DeltaE-E telescope was evaluated in unmodulated and modulated 100 MeV proton beams used for hadron therapy. Compared to a classical microdosimetry detector, which provides one-dimensional information on lineal energy of charged particles, this detector system provides two-dimensional information on lineal energy and particle energy(More)
This paper presents a synchronous 3D interconnection based on capacitive coupling. The designed link presents a power consumption of 0.128mW/pin@975Mbps/pin, overcoming standard I/O pads performance of two orders of magnitude. High bit-rate, reduced power consumption and electrode area down to 8/spl times/8/spl mu/m/sup 2/ enable the implementation of(More)
Neutron energy spectra at different emission angles, between 0° and 120° from the Be(p,xn) reaction generated by a beryllium thick-target bombarded with 5 MeV protons, have been measured at the Legnaro Laboratories (LNL) of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics research (INFN). A new and quite compact recoil-proton spectrometer, based on a(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)
Reconfigurable processor architectures (RAs) have been proving as an effective way to couple significant performance improvements with severe energy constraints, such as those imposed by modern portable real-time applications. XiRisc is a VLIW RISC processor architecture featuring a reconfigurable dataflow-oriented functional unit, the so-called PiCoGA,(More)