— Wireless communication systems enable new and exciting applications, but also impose significant technical challenges to achieve the required performance at minimal energy consumption. Traditionally, those systems are designed and optimized for operation in one typical situation, taking into account some worst case considerations and a functional layer… (More)
— The successful realization of a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) requires innovative solutions to meet the energy consumption budget of the autonomous sensor nodes. The radio interface is a major challenge, since its power consumption must be reduced below 100µW (energy scavenging limit). The emerging Ultra-WideBand (UWB) technology shows strong… (More)
Ultra-wideband (UWB) impulse radios show strong advantages for the implementation of low-power transceivers. In this paper, we analyze the impact of CMOS technology scaling on power consumption of UWB impulse radios. It is shown that the power consumption of the synchronization constitutes a large portion of the total power in the receiver. A traditional… (More)
can be removed by simply changing the detection threshold.