Bert Gyselinckx

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Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), with the help of a cyclic prefix, enables low complexity frequency domain equalization, but suffers from a high crest factor. Single carrier with cyclic prefix (SC-CP) has the same advantage with similar performance, but with a lower crest factor and enhanced robustness to phase noise. The cyclic prefix is(More)
Two major technical challenges in the design of future broadband wireless networks are the impairments of the propagation channel and the need for spectral efficiency. To mitigate the channel impairments, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) can be used, which transforms a frequency-selective channel in a set of frequency-flat channels. On the(More)
Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) with cyclic prefix enables low cost frequency-domain mitigation of multipath distortion. However, to determine the equalizer coefficients, knowledge of the channel frequency response is required. While a straightforward approach is to measure the response to a known pilot symbol sequence, existing literature(More)
This paper discusses ultra-low-power wireless sensor nodes intended for wearable biopotential monitoring. Specific attention is given to mixed-signal design approaches and their impact on the overall system power dissipation. Examples of trade-offs in power dissipation between analog front-ends and digital signal processing are also given. It is shown how(More)
This paper gives an overview of the results of BMEC's Human++ research program. This program aims to achieve highly miniaturized and autonomous sensor systems that enable people to carry their personal body area network. The body area network will provide medical, lifestyle, assisted living, sports or entertainment functions. It combines expertise in(More)
This article gives an overview of results of the Human++ research program related to cardiac monitoring ( This research aims to achieve highly miniaturized and nearly autonomous sensor systems that assist our health and comfort. It combines expertise in wireless ultra-low-power communications, packaging and 3D integration(More)
Frequency domain equalization has gained a lot of attention in the last decade, mainly pushed by the OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) communication scheme. It has been adopted, in various flavours, for, among others, Wireless Lans and xDSL. The technique is indeed leading to low complexity implementation, at the cost of a Cyclic Prefix,(More)