Bart Nauwelaers

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For high-data-rate wireless communication in the 7GHz band around 60GHz, the IEEE 802.15.3c standard [1] provides channels with a 0.88GHz bandwidth for the AV-OFDM mode. For the single-carrier modes, the ECMA 387 standard [2] foresees the possibility of bonding together adjacent channels, yielding higher data-rates. Radios for these 60GHz standards often(More)
Research in recent years has shown that downscaled CMOS is a serious technology candidate to implement transceivers for high-data-rate wireless communication around 60GHz [1,2]. A low-cost implementation is the combination of the digital part with the transceiver onto a single chip. The complexity of the digital part demands a very advanced CMOS technology,(More)
Control systems for electrical microgrids rely ever more on heterogeneous off-the-shelf technology for hardware, software and networking among the intelligent electronic devices that are associated with dispersed energy resources. For distributed microgrid applications in a dynamic environment, overlay networks provide an opportunity for a flexible and(More)
Scaling enhances intrinsic transistor performance and degrades interconnects. As the technology steps into nanometer era, global interconnects are becoming bottleneck for overall chip performance. In this paper, we show package level interconnects are an effective alternative for on-chip global wiring. These interconnects behave as LC transmission lines and(More)
This paper describes and discusses the implementation of a project-based graduate design course in telecommunications engineering. This course, which requires a combination of technical and soft skills for its completion, enables guided independent learning (GIL) and application of technical knowledge acquired from classroom learning. Its main(More)
On-chip global interconnects perceived as performance limiters for continued scaling of integrated circuits in nano-CMOS regimes highlight the importance of their proper design and optimization. A constant impedance scaling paradigm is proposed for systematic synthesis of complete interconnects physical parameters from system level performance metrics such(More)
In current healthcare environments, a trend toward mobile and personalized interactions between people and nurse call systems is strongly noticeable. Therefore, it should be possible to locate patients at all times and in all places throughout the care facility. This paper aims at describing a method by which a mobile node can locate itself indoors, based(More)