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Ultra-Low Design-Effort, Energy-Efficient and Battery-Indifferent Sensor Node for the Green Internet of Things

Objective

"The rapid technological improvement in the semiconductor industry has enabled smaller and smaller devices to pervade our everyday lives. The real challenge in reducing the size to facilitate a ubiquitous integration of smart functions in any “thing” is drastically reducing the power consumption that constrains the volume to the presence of bulky batteries. An electronic device that dramatically reduces its power consumption can be powered by an alternative ""green"" source of energy such as light or vibration enabling the vision of the “Internet of Things”.
In this scenario, the proposed research activity is intended to substantially enhance the energy efficiency of an IoT sensor node by a synergetic approach targeting both multisource harvesters and the System-on-Chip (SoC) design. The latter one aims in a comprehensive approach in which the macroblocks of different nature are designed exploiting at most an automated (digital) design flow.
On this basis, a dramatic human-design effort reduction and silicon area for the same operation is expected for any SoC by a factor in the range of 10x-100x. This implies a faster time-to-market and a reduced cost of energy-autonomous Wireless Sensor Nodes. Challenging problems to be addressed are performance (i.e. resolution, speed).
The effectiveness of the proposed approach will be verified and validated on demonstrators of industrial interest. The project targets to be innovative, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral across academies, an EU-based semiconductor company, and partners from MS and TC mostly based in the ASEN."

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Net EU contribution
€ 496 800,00
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Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Participants (4)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
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€ 211 600,00
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Isole Sicilia Catania
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE
France
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€ 27 600,00
Address
32 Avenue De L'observatoire
25000 Besancon

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Doubs
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
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€ 64 400,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 179 400,00
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Partners (5)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Singapore
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€ 0,00
Address
Lower Kent Ridge Road 21
119077 Singapore

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VIEN CONG NGHE THONG TIN
Vietnam
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€ 0,00
Address
Xuan Thuy Road, Building E3 144
N/A Hanoi

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UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Malaysia
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€ 0,00
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Upm Serdang
43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan

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DIPLOMAX
Lebanon
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€ 0,00
Address
Liu Admin Bldg Michel Abi Chahla St Mousaitbeth
Beirut

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LeQuyDon Technical university
Vietnam
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€ 0,00
Address
236 Hoang Quoc Viet
04 Ha Noi

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