AmIware Hardware Technology Drivers of Ambient Intelligence

  • Satyen Mukherjee
  • Ronald M. Aarts
  • Raf Roovers
  • Frans Widdershoven
  • Martin Ouwerkerk

Part of the Philips Research book series (PRBS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Section 1 - Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. Henk van Houten
      Pages 9-27
  3. Section 2 - Wireless Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 30-30
    2. Brian Otis, Mike Sheet, Yuen-Hui Chee, Huifang Qin, Nathan Pletcher, Jan Rabaey
      Pages 31-50
    3. Gerhard Fettweis, Ralf Irmer, Marcus Windisch, Denis Petrovic, Peter Zillmann
      Pages 51-72
    4. Bert Gyselinckx, ChrisVan Hoof, Stephane Donnay
      Pages 73-83
    5. Neil C. Bird
      Pages 85-104
  4. Section 3 - Smart Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 106-106
    2. Albert J.P. Theuwissen, Martijn F Snoeij, X. Wang, Padmakumar R. Rao, Erik Bodegom
      Pages 125-150
    3. Geert Langereis
      Pages 151-177
  5. Section 4 - Low Power Electronics and System Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 180-180
    2. Benton H. Calhoun, Curt Schurgers, Alice Wang, Anantha Chandrakasan
      Pages 181-202
    3. Michiel Steyaert, Willem Laflere, Wim Vereecken
      Pages 203-222
    4. Kees van Berkel, Anteneh Abbo, Srinivasan Balakrishnan, Richard Kleihorst, Patrick P.E. Meuwissen, Rick Nas
      Pages 223-243
    5. P. Christie, R.K.M. Ng, G. Doornbos, A. Heringa, A. Kumar, V. H. Nguyen
      Pages 245-261
  6. Section 5 - Energy Supply and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 264-264
    2. Shad Roundy, V. Sundararajan, Jessy Baker, Eric Carleton, Elizabeth Reilly, Brian Otis et al.
      Pages 265-284
    3. Derk Reefman, Eugenio Cantatore
      Pages 285-313
  7. Section 6 - Enabling Technologies and Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 348-348
    2. Steffen Leonhardt
      Pages 349-370
    3. Joachim Knoch, Joerg Appenzeller
      Pages 371-402
    4. Ronald M. Aarts
      Pages 403-419
  8. Section 7 - Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 450-450
    2. Satyen Mukherjee
      Pages 451-457
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 459-480

About this book


Ambient Intelligence is one of the new paradigms in the development of information and communication technology, which has attracted much attention over the past years. The aim is the to integrate technology into people environment in such a way that it improves their daily lives in terms of well-being, creativity, and productivity. Ambient Intelligence is a multidisciplinary concept, which heavily builds on a number of fundamental breakthroughs that have been achieved in the development of new hardware concepts over the past years. New insights in nano and micro electronics, packaging and interconnection technology, large-area electronics, energy scavenging devices, wireless sensors, low power electronics and computing platforms enable the realization of the heaven of ambient intelligence by overcoming the hell of physics. Based on contributions from leading technical experts, this book presents a number of key topics on novel hardware developments, thus providing the reader a good insight into the physical basis of ambient intelligence. It also indicates key research challenges that must be addressed in the future.


Hardware Sensor Technologie ambient intelligence communication development electronics environment information interconnect management physics power electronics technology transistor

Editors and affiliations

  • Satyen Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Ronald M. Aarts
    • 2
  • Raf Roovers
    • 3
  • Frans Widdershoven
    • 4
  • Martin Ouwerkerk
    • 5
  1. 1.Philips Research North AmericaUSA
  2. 2.Philips Research North AmericaNetherlands
  3. 3.Philips Research North AmericaNetherlands
  4. 4.Philips ResearchBelgium
  5. 5.Philips Research North AmericaNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4197-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4198-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5671
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