• Kamran Souri
  • Kofi A. A. Makinwa
Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)


In this thesis, the development of energy-efficient, accurate smart temperature sensors for wireless temperature sensing applications has been investigated. It has been shown that the existing temperature sensors prior to the start of this research were ill suited for use in such applications, where energy efficiency and low cost are critical requirements. In the following, first the main findings of this research are discussed. The other applications of the developed techniques are then presented, followed by some proposals for the future improvements.


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    K. Souri, Y. Chae, F. Thus, K.A.A. Makinwa, A 0.85V 600nW all-CMOS temperature sensor with an inaccuracy of ± 0. 4C (3σ) from −40 to 125C, in Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2014, pp. 222–223Google Scholar
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    B. Gonen, F. Sebastiano, R. van Veldhoven, K.A.A. Makinwa, A 1.65mW 0.16mm2 dynamic zoom-ADC with 107.5dB DR in 20kHz BW, in Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2016, pp. 282–283Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamran Souri
    • 1
  • Kofi A. A. Makinwa
    • 2
  1. 1.SiTime Corp.Santa ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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