December 14, 2009 – At this year’s International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), IMEC and partners TNO (a Netherlands-based research group) and the Holst Center (IMEC-TNO joint center set up in 2005), disclosed their latest work in creating a MEMS-based piezoelectric energy harvesting device with record power generation, and a “world-first” organic transponder circuit with bit rate of 50kbits/s, nearing requirements for Electronic Product Coding (EPC) standards. Full article.
This course will introduce basic concepts needed to understand, design, and implement wireless distributed embedded systems. Topics include: a) design implications of energy, and otherwise resource-constrained nodes; b) network self-configuration and adaptation; c) data routing and transport; c) applications; and e) software design issues. The course will be heavily project based. Working knowledge of C programming in the UNIX environment (particularly GNU/Linux) is assumed.