-Modelització, disseny (en mode de tensió i mode de corrent), realització i mesura de circuits integrats analògics: amplificadors, oscil·ladors, filtres amb sintonia automàtica, circuits per a comunicacions, etc.
-Modelització, disseny, control (control lineal, control de corrent, control en mode lliscant i control fuzzy), realització i mesura de convertidors de potència commutats. Aplicació a la conversió DC-DC i DC-AC i a la connexió en sèrie-paral·lel de convertidors.
-Modelització de sistemes dinàmics mitjançant processadors fuzzy.
-Disseny microelectrònic de processadors neuro-fuzzy i de circuits de control per a convertidors commutats.

http://futur.upc.edu/EPIC

Our research activity has been hitherto focused in energy processing integrated circuits, encompassing both CMOS technologies for future generation multicore processors and RF transmitters, as well as new devices for exploring the ultimate energy density limits. These activities have been driven by ultra-low-power battery operated devices now migrating into energy harvesting enabled wireless sensor networks, pushing down scalability limits through the concurrence of new devices (more than Moore, GaN, graphene), circuit and system perspectives with the aim of a transversal impact to various applications, namely, among others, both downscaled portable terminals and distributed sensors for wireless monitoring, and practically all applications within the integrated system and circuits area. New challenges include wireless networks-on-chip for next generation many-core processors for high performance computing, nano-satellite swarms, wireless energy transfer, smart grids

http://futur.upc.edu/EPIC

Our research activity has been hitherto focused in energy processing integrated circuits, encompassing both CMOS technologies for future generation multicore processors and RF transmitters, as well as new devices for exploring the ultimate energy density limits. These activities have been driven by ultra-low-power battery operated devices now migrating into energy harvesting enabled wireless sensor networks, pushing down scalability limits through the concurrence of new devices (more than Moore, GaN, graphene), circuit and system perspectives with the aim of a transversal impact to various applications, namely, among others, both downscaled portable terminals and distributed sensors for wireless monitoring, and practically all applications within the integrated system and circuits area. New challenges include wireless networks-on-chip for next generation many-core processors for high performance computing, nano-satellite swarms, wireless energy transfer, smart grids

http://futur.upc.edu/EPIC

Recent Submissions

  • Scalability of network capacity in nanonetworks powered by energy harvesting 

    Cid-Fuentes, Raül G.; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015)
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    This paper provides design guidelines in the feasibility and deployability of nanonetworks powered by energy harvesting techniques throughout bounding the per node throughput capacity as a function of the number of nodes. ...
  • Graphene-enabled wireless networks-on-chip 

    Llatser Marti, Ignacio; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Mestres Sugrañes, Albert; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Graphene-enabled Wireless Communications (GWC) advocate for the use of graphene-based plasmonic antennas, or graphennas, which take advantage of the plasmonic properties of graphene to radiate electromagnetic waves in the ...
  • Initial MAC exploration for graphene-enabled wireless networks-on-chip 

    Piro, Giuseppe; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Mestres Sugrañes, Albert; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Solé Pareta, Josep; Grieco, L. Alfredo; Boggia, Gennaro (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014)
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    In the upcoming many-core era, chip multiprocessor architectures will be composed of hundreds or even thousands of processor cores, which interact among them through an on-chip communication platform for synchronization ...
  • A vertical methodology for the design space exploration of graphene-enabled wireless communications 

    Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Mestres Sugrañes, Albert; Llatser Marti, Ignacio; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015)
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    Graphene-based antennas (or shortly named, graphennas) are envisaged to be the cornerstone of novel wireless communication systems by virtue of their reduced size, in the micrometer range, and an expected radiation frequency ...
  • Fundamentals of graphene-enabled wireless on-chip networking 

    Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Llatser Marti, Ignacio; Mestres Sugrañes, Albert; Solé Pareta, Josep; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Springer, 2017)
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    The book presents the state of art in the emerging field of molecular and nanoscale communication. It gives special attention to fundamental models, and advanced methodologies and tools used in the field. It covers a wide ...
  • Graphene-based terahertz antennas for area-constrained applications 

    Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Hosseininejad, Seyed Ehsan; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    Graphene is enabling a plethora of applications in a wide range of fields due to its unique electrical, mechanical, and optical properties. In the realm of wireless communications, graphene shows great promise for the ...
  • El proyecto EDINSOST: inclusión de los ODS en la educación superior 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Segalàs Coral, Jorge; Cabré Garcia, José M.; Climent Vilaró, Joan; López Álvarez, David; Martín Escofet, Carme; Vidal López, Eva María (2017-11)
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    En este artículo se presenta el primer resultado del proyecto EDINSOST: un mapa de la competencia Sostenibilidad para el Grado de Ingeniería Informática, fácilmente adaptable a cualquier titulación de Grado en Ingeniería ...
  • Approach to the modeling of LDO-assisted DC-DC voltage linear regulators 

    Sedaghati, Nasima; Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (Universidad de Málaga, 2017)
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    This paper presents the design of a LDO-assisted DC-DC converters in Cadence Virtuoso based on a 350-nm CMOS technology. This kind of voltage regulators consists of a switching converter together with a classic or LDO (low ...
  • Intelligent Transmitter of Field (ITF) based on microcontroller for data acquisition in PV solar plants 

    Martínez García, Herminio; García Vílchez, Encarnación (Universidad de Málaga, 2017)
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    In this article the design of a prototype of an Intelligent Transmitter of Field (ITF) is presented. The objective of this ITF is to be used as a data acquisition in a PV solar plant implemented at the new Campus, the ...
  • Use of terahertz photoconductive sources to characterize tunable graphene RF plasmonic antennas 

    Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto; Llatser Marti, Ignacio; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Hsu, Allen; Palacios, Tomás (2015-03)
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    Graphene, owing to its ability to support plasmon polariton waves in the terahertz frequency range, enables the miniaturization and electrical tunability of antennas to allow wireless communications among nanosystems. One ...
  • Integración de un algoritmo de gestión de una batería de Pb-ácido en una estrategia de control óptimo para microredes 

    Marietta Sciara, Martin; Samaniego, B.; Guinjoan Gispert, Francisco; Velasco Quesada, Guillermo; Piqué López, Robert; Valderrama Blavi, Hugo (2017)
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    Este trabajo sugiere un procedimiento de integración de un algoritmo de gestión de carga multi-etapas para una batería de plomo-ácido con una estrategia de control predictivo basada en la minimización de una función de ...
  • Low complexity energy management strategy for grid profile smoothing of a residential grid-connected microgrid using generation and demand forecasting 

    Arcos Avilés, Diego; Pascual, Julio; Guinjoan Gispert, Francisco; Marroyo Palomo, Luis; Sanchis Gúrpide, Pablo; Marietta, Martín Pablo (2017-11-01)
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    This paper presents the design of an energy management strategy based on a low complexity Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC) for grid power profile smoothing of a residential grid-connected microgrid including Renewable Energy ...

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