Loreto Rodríguez-Pardo

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This work deals with the design of a high sensitivity DNA sequence detector using a 50 MHz quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) electronic oscillator circuit. The oscillator circuitry is based on Miller topology, which is able to work in damping media. Calibration and experimental study of frequency noise are carried out, finding that the designed sensor has a(More)
In battery applications, particularly in automobiles, submarines and remote communications, the state of charge (SoC) is needed in order to manage batteries efficiently. The most widely used physical parameter for this is electrolyte density. However, there is greater dependency between electrolyte viscosity and SoC than that seen for density and SoC. This(More)
In this paper, a new contribution to the design of quartz crystal oscillators for high-sensitivity microbalance sensors used in liquid media is presented. The oscillation condition for a Miller configuration was studied to work in a wide dynamic range of the resonator losses. The equations relating the values of the active and passive components with the(More)
This paper describes the design of an FPGA-based SoC system intended to measure the mass resolution of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensors. The implemented system integrates the frequency measurement and the computation of the sensor resolution in a single FPGA to configure a standalone measurement system. A Virtex-4 FPGA from Xilinx was chosen as(More)
−− The use of Quartz Crystal Oscillators (QCM) as high accuracy microbalance sensors is limited by the frequency noise present in the circuit. This work deals with the design and implementation of an FPGA-based system for the real-time measurement of the frequency noise and resolution of QCM sensors. This reconfigurable system integrates the frequency(More)
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