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Efficient prediction of the substrate noise generated by large digital sections is currently a major challenge in System-on-a-Chip design. A macromodel to accurately and efficiently predict the substrate noise generated by digital standard cells is presented. The macromodel is generated from identification of the physical elements relevant to noise(More)
An eight-channel ultrasonic detecting device for microbiological quality evaluation of packed liquid foods is presented in this paper. This device makes possible a non-invasive detection of the microbial growth in liquid foods with no need to open the carton-based packages where they are contained. Thermal and humidity stabilization are required inside the(More)
Polymeric magnetic microparticles have been created using a microfluidic device via ultraviolet (UV) polymerization of double emulsions, resulting in cores of magnetorheological (MR) fluids surrounded by polymeric shells. We demonstrate that the resultant particles can be manipulated magnetically to achieve triggered rupture of the capsules. This(More)
This work proposes the use of an ultrasound based technique to measure the concentration of yeasts in liquid suspension. This measurement was achieved by the detection and quantification of ultrasonic echoes backscattered by the cells. More specifically, the technique was applied to the detection and quantification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A theoretical(More)
Efficient prediction of the substrate noise generated by digital sections is currently a major challenge in System-on-a-Chip design. In this paper a macromodel to accurately and efficiently predict the substrate noise generated by digital standard cells is presented. The macromodel accuracy is demonstrated for some simple circuits.
During alcoholic fermentation, sucrose and water are transformed into ethanol and carbon dioxide by the action of yeast enzymes. The measurement of the velocity of an ultrasonic pulse travelling through a fermentation tank can be used to characterize the state of the process. In this work, an experimental study of the density and ultrasonic velocity in the(More)
In this work, fundamental aspects on the ultrasonic velocity monitoring of alcoholic fermentations in synthetic broths (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and natural media (must and wort) are reported. Results are explained in terms of monosaccharide catabolism, polysaccharide hydrolysis, gas production and microorganism growth. The effect of each one of these(More)
In this work, a high-resolution imaging method for the inspection of isotropic plate-like structures using linear arrays and Lamb waves is proposed. The evaluation of these components is limited by the low dynamic range resulting from main lobe and side lobe field patterns, and from the narrowband nature of the Lamb waves. Based on a full matrix array,(More)