Temperature- and Supply Voltage-Independent Time References for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Valentijn De Smedt
  • Georges Gielen
  • Wim Dehaene

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liv
  2. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
    Pages 1-28
  3. Theoretical Background on Oscillators and Time References

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 31-59
    3. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 61-90
    4. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 91-135
  4. Oscillator Designs for Temperature and Voltage Independence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 139-172
    3. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 173-207
    4. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 209-256
    5. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 257-292
  5. Wireless Sensor Nodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 295-305
    3. Valentijn De Smedt, Georges Gielen, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 307-315
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-382

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates the possible circuit solutions to overcome the temperature- and supply voltage-sensitivity of fully-integrated time references for ultra-low-power communication in wireless sensor networks. The authors provide an elaborate theoretical introduction and literature study to enable full understanding of the design challenges and shortcomings of current oscillator implementations.  Furthermore, a closer look to the short-term as well as the long-term frequency stability of integrated oscillators is taken. Next, a design strategy is developed and applied to 5 different oscillator topologies and 1 sensor interface.All 6 implementations are subject to an elaborate study of frequency stability, phase noise, and power consumption. In the final chapter all blocks are compared to the state of the art. The main goals of this book are:

• to provide a comprehensive overview of timing issues and solutions in wireless sensor networks;
• to gain understanding of all underlying mechanisms by starting from the oscillator basics;
• to provide and demonstrate a design strategy by describing the development of 6 state of the art process-, temperature- and supply voltage- independent building blocks and discussing the design trade-offs;
• to demonstrate the reliability and functionality of the developed building blocks by integrating them in a complete, autonomous, flexible wireless tag;
• to be a reference work for beginners as well as more experienced oscillator and ultra-low-power circuit design engineers.

 

Keywords

Energy Scalable Radio Design Jitter and Phase Noise in Oscillators Long-term Oscillator Stability Low-power Wireless RFID Oscillators and Time References Time References for Wireless Sensor Networks Ultra-low-power Coordination Receiver Topology

Authors and affiliations

  • Valentijn De Smedt
    • 1
  • Georges Gielen
    • 2
  • Wim Dehaene
    • 3
  1. 1.ESAT-MICASUniversity of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  2. 2.ESAT-MICASUniversity of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  3. 3.ESAT-MICASUniversity of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09003-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09002-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09003-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1854
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