Piet Wambacq

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The successful realization of a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) requires innovative solutions to meet the energy consumption budget of the autonomous sensor nodes. The radio interface is a major challenge, since its power consumption must be reduced below 100μW (energy scavenging limit). The emerging Ultra-WideBand (UWB) technology shows strong advantages(More)
Body worn wireless sensors for monitoring health information is a promising new application. In developing these sensors, a communication channel model is essential. However, there are currently few measurements or models describing propagation around the body. To address this problem, we have measured electromagnetic waves near the torso and derived(More)
An approach is presented for the analysis of the nonlinear behavior of analog integrated circuits. The approach is based on a variant of the Volterra series approach for frequencydomain analysis of weakly nonlinear circuits with one input port, such as amplifiers, and with more than one input port, such as analog mixers and multipliers. By coupling(More)
In a synchronous clock-distribution network, digital circuits switch simultaneously on the clock edge; therefore, they generate ground bounce due to sharp peaks of the supply current. We demonstrate an effective combination of two methodologies for ground-bounce reduction based on shaping the supply current: 1) introducing intentional skews to the(More)