Research in ultra-low power circuits and systems for wireless sensing
My lab creates integrated circuit technology that enables new applications of wireless sensors. We design chips that enable new levels of system integration, functionality, and robustness. Future wireless smartphone interfaces, body area networks, industrial and home monitoring, and implantable devices demand wireless technology well beyond the state-of-the-art. These applications place increasingly severe demands on circuit and system designers. Miniaturization and power concerns, already important considerations in portable radio design, are amplified in these emerging wireless sensor applications. Additionally, there are several needs on the horizon that will demand completely thin-film integration of RF transceivers, prohibiting surface-mount components of any kind.