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  • Experimental study on the power consumption of timers embedded into microcontrollers 

    Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    An experimental study on the current consumption of timers embedded into microcontrollers is presented in this work. The study is carried out in two commercial microcontrollers (MSP430FR5969 and ATtiny2313) and the ...
  • A novel measurement technique for DC voltage and current reducing the DMM loading effects 

    Torres, Emilio; Monzo, Carlos; Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    A novel technique for the measurement of DC voltage and current that reduces the loading effects of a digital multimeter is presented in this work. When the variable of interest is a current (voltage), instead of ...
  • Contributions to the pendulum-type wave energy converter system for oceanic drifter applications 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2021)
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    Lagrangian Drifters are autonomous floating passive devices that provide oceanographic surface data. They are low-cost, versatile and easy-deployable marine instrumentation used in climate research. One of the main challenges ...
  • Nonlinear dynamic analysis of pendulum-type Wave Energy Converter for low-power marine monitoring applications 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Alevras, Panagiotis; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Barjau Condomines, Ana (European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), 2021)
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    A model for a double pendulum Wave Energy Converter (WEC) for drifter applications has been developed and validated. The WEC is composed by an articulated arm, a gear train, a flywheel, a one-way bearing and a DC generator. ...
  • Real-time wave monitoring on coastal areas using LPWAN-based embedded systems 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Artero Delgado, Carola; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2021)
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    A new embedded system is presented for real-time wave monitoring on coastal areas using SigFox communication. SigFox is a Low-Power Wide-Area Network technology that has been rarely used in coastal marine monitoring. The ...
  • Impact on the wave parameters estimation of a kinetic energy harvester embedded into a drifter 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Pinto, José P.; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    The effect of a Kinetic Energy Harvester (KEH) on the wave parameters estimation at a WAVY Ocean (WO) drifter is being studied. An algorithm has been developed to calculate the wave parameters from the Inertial Measuring ...
  • A Simple direct microcontroller interface for capacitively-coupled resistive sensors 

    Areekath, Lakshmi; George, Boby; Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    A novel approach to interface capacitively-coupled resistive sensors directly to a microcontroller is presented in this paper. The existing schemes for the measurement of the resistance of a sensing element ...
  • Using a digital timer to demodulate AM triangular signals for sensor applications 

    Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
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    A timer-based demodulator for low-frequency amplitude-modulated (AM) triangular signals coming from sensor circuits is presented in this work. The proposed circuit does not require a rectifier/mixer, a ...
  • On measuring power efficiency in DC-DC converters at light load currents 

    Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
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    This paper tackles the problematic issue of measuring the efficiency at DC-DC converters operating in PFM mode, which are used for light loads such as sensor nodes. Such converters present a pulsed input current, which ...
  • Optimum MPPT strategy for low-power pendulum-type wave energy converters 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) techniques for low-power pendulum-type Wave Energy Converters were evaluated. A Kinetic Energy Harvester previously designed, together with a Power Management Unit, were tested on a ...
  • Cooperative work and continuous assessment in an electronic systems laboratory course in a telecommunication engineering degree 

    Jordana Barnils, José; Sánchez Robert, Francesc Josep (2010)
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  • Temperature sensors and measurements to test analogue circuits: questions and answers 

    Altet Sanahujes, Josep; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran; Perpiñà Gilabet, Xavier; Aragonès Cervera, Xavier; Jordà, Xavier; Vellvehi, Miquel; Mateo Peña, Diego (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    We have been working in the field of temperature sensors and temperature measurements to test analogue circuits during the past 10 years. As we have presented different works in many conferences, we have collected many ...

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