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In all-wireless networks a crucial problem is to minimize energy consumption, as in most cases the nodes are battery-operated. We focus on the problem of power-optimal broadcast, for which it is well known that the broadcast nature of the radio transmission can be exploited to optimize energy consumption. Several authors have conjectured that the problem of(More)
WiseMAC is a medium access control protocol designed for the WiseNET™ wireless sensor network. It is based on CSMA and uses the preamble sampling technique to minimize the power consumed when listening to an idle medium. A unique feature of this protocol is to exploit the knowledge of the sampling schedule of its direct neighbors in order to use a(More)
In all-wireless networks, minimizing energy consumption is crucial as in most cases the nodes are battery-operated. We focus on the problem of power-optimal broadcast, for which it is well known that the broadcast nature of radio transmissions can be exploited to optimize energy consumption. This problem appears to be difficult to solve [30]. We provide a(More)
This paper presents a new parameter extraction methodology, based on an accurate and continuous MOS model dedicated to low-voltage and low-current analog circuit design and simulation (EKV MOST Model). The extraction procedure provides the key parameters from the pinch-off versus gate voltage characteristic, measured at constant current from a device biased(More)
—Inexact Circuits or circuits in which the accuracy of the output can be traded for energy or delay savings, have been receiving increasing attention of late due to invariable inaccuracies in designs as Moore's law approaches the low nanometer range, and a concomitant growing desire for ultra low energy systems. In this paper, we present a novel(More)
It is widely acknowledged that the exponentially improving benefits of sustained technology scaling prophesied by the Moore's Law would end within the next decade or so, attributed primarily to an understanding that switching devices can no longer function deterministically as feature sizes are scaled down to the molecular levels. The benefits of Moore's(More)
Owing to a growing desire to reduce energy consumption and widely anticipated hurdles to the continued technology scaling promised by Moore's law, techniques and technologies such as inexact circuits and probabilistic CMOS (PCMOS) have gained prominence. These radical approaches trade accuracy at the hardware level for significant gains in energy(More)