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Issue No.05 - September/October (2011 vol.28)
pp: 84-94
Jean-Frédéric Christmann , CEA-LETI, MINATEC
Edith Beigne , CEA-LETI, MINATEC
Cyril Condemine , CEA-LETI, MINATEC
Pascal Vivet , CEA-LETI, MINATEC
Jérôme Willemin , CEA-LETI, MINATEC
Nicolas Leblond , Tiempo SAS
Christian Piguet , Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology
ABSTRACT
<p>Editors' note:</p><p>Asynchronous circuits are well-suited to ultra-low-power design. This article presents a microsystem that is powered only by energy extracted from the environment to implement an autonomous sensing application. Key to this application is the use of asynchronous logic, which not only provides greater energy efficiency due to its event-driven nature but, more importantly, allows graceful adaptation to highly variable power availability.</p><p align="right">&#x2014;Montek Singh (UNC Chapel Hill) and Luciano Lavagno (Politecnico di Torino)</p>
INDEX TERMS
design and test, energy harvesting, microsystem, power management, asynchronous controller
CITATION
Jean-Frédéric Christmann, Edith Beigne, Cyril Condemine, Pascal Vivet, Jérôme Willemin, Nicolas Leblond, Christian Piguet, "Bringing Robustness and Power Efficiency to Autonomous Energy-Harvesting Microsystems", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.28, no. 5, pp. 84-94, September/October 2011, doi:10.1109/MDT.2011.101
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