Jaume Verd

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A new design of Spiking Neural Networks is proposed and fabricated using a 0.35 microm CMOS technology. The architecture is based on the use of both digital and analog circuitry. The digital circuitry is dedicated to the inter-neuron communication while the analog part implements the internal non-linear behavior associated to spiking neurons. The main(More)
An electromechanical model for a transducer based on a lateral resonating cantilever is described. The on-plane vibrations of the cantilever are excited electrostatically by applying DC and AC voltages from a driver electrode placed closely parallel to the cantilever. The model predicts the static deflection and the frequency response of the oscillation(More)
Shadow masking (also known as nanostencil lithography, SL) is a well known technique to fabricate patterns on a surface. It is a versatile method that can be used in a variety of applications. There has been recently a strong interest regarding the use of shadow masks, mostly related to combinatorial materials science, organic based device fabrication, as(More)
A microcantilever based platform for mass detection in the femtogram range has been integrated in the doped top silicon layer of a SOI substrate. The on-plane fundamental resonance mode of the cantilever is excited electrostatically and detected capacitively by means of two parallel placed electrodes in a two port configuration. An electromechanical model(More)
This paper presents mass measurements of glycerine beads performed by means of laterally resonant micro-cantilevers. The transducer architecture is based on a resonant cantilever electrostatically coupled by two parallel placed electrodes. Previous to glycerine measurements, a calibration of the mass sensor has been performed by measuring a standard mass(More)
Water vapor sensing characterization of a metal resonator fabricated with an industrial 0.35 μm CMOS technology is reported. The resonator frequency is ∼13.2 MHz and exhibits a sensitivity magnitude of ∼3.5 kHz per %RH without requiring any additional hygroscopic coating layer. An on-chip integrated oscillator circuit enables an unprecedented resolution of(More)