Internet of Things (IOT): Hardware and Applications Point of View

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
NHB 1.720
Free and open to the public

IoT interest is rapidly growing because the host of applications and its growing potential market. There are several aspects for IoT.  We are concentrating in this presentation on IC.  Low power hardware and practical applications. Energy harvesting power management for different energy harvesting sources is discussed.  To illustrate photovoltaic, thermal generators, piezoelectric and RF harvesting are considered. The design of power management for the different EH sources and their capabilities and limitations are discussed. We discuss general concepts independent of the nature of the EH source. Finally, some important examples of applications in different fields are presented.

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Edgar Sanchez

TI J. Kilby Chair Professor
Texas A&M University

Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio (IEEE F’92, LF’10) was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He received the degree in communications and electronic engineering (Professional degree) from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Mexico City, the M.S.E.E. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, in 1966, 1970, and 1973, respectively.

 He has graduated 58 M.Sc. and 47 Ph.D. students. He is a co-author of six books on different topics, such as RF circuits, low-voltage low-power analog circuits, class-d amplifiers, and neural networks. His most recent book is “Design Techniques for Integrated CMOS Class-D Audio Amplifiers” by A. Colli-Menchi, M. A. Rojas-Gonzalez and E. Sanchez-Sinencio, World Scientific Publishing 2017. He is currently the TI J. Kilby Chair Professor, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Analog and Mixed-Signal Center at Texas A&M University. His current interests are in the area of ultra-low power analog circuits, RF Circuits, Harvesting techniques, Power Management, and Medical Electronics Circuit Design.

He is a former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and a former IEEE CAS Vice President–Publications. In November 1995 he was awarded a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico. This degree was the first honorary degree awarded for microelectronic circuit-design contributions. He is a co-recipient of the 1995 Guillemin-Cauer Award for his work on cellular networks. He received the Texas Senate Proclamation # 373 for Outstanding Accomplishments in 1996. He was also the co-recipient of the 1997 Darlington Award for his work on high-frequency filters. He received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal in 1999. He is the recipient of the prestigious IEEE Circuits and Systems Society 2008 Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award. He was the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Representative to the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society during 2000–2002. He was a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Fellow Award Committee from 2002 to 2004. He is a former (2012-2013) Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society and a member of the IEEE ISSCC Analog Committee member (2012-2016). He is the Guest Analog Editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits December 2016. He is also a Co-Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Internet of Things to be published in the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems –I on June 2017. He has an h-index=42 according to the Scopus database.