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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.10, October 2014
In this Issue:
1. Sensors & Transducers journal, Vol.178-179, Issue 9, September 2014: new journals' issues and publication fees for low income and lower middle income countries
2. Media Planner 2015 with discounted prices
3. New Sensors Related Books Published by IFSA Publishing, S. L.
4. High Performance Digital Sensors Design: How to Make it Smarter ? (Tutorial by Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish, SENSORDEVICES' 2014, 16 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal)
5. Sensors Related Events sponsored by IFSA: The 2nd World Congress on Digital Olfaction (DOS' 2014) and 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS' 2015)
7. Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions
New Sensors Related Books Published by IFSA Publishing, S. L.
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Tutorial by Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish (Excelera, S. L., Spain)
SENSORDEVICES' 2014, 16 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
This tutorial is devoted to modern developments and trends in the field of design various digital sensors and transducers: physical and chemical.
Digital sensor integration is heavily driven by technology scaling. The main reason for scaling is increased system performance at reduced manufacturing cost. Below the 100 nm technology, the design of analog and mixed-signal circuits becomes perceptibly more difficult. This is particularly true for low supply voltage near 1 V or below. The result is not only an increased design effort, long development time, high risk, cost, and the need for very high volumes, but also growing power consumption. There are many reasons that analog doesn’t scale as readily. However, digital circuits scale very well with scaling standard CMOS technologies. So, the promised trend is the transition from traditional analog informative parameters such as voltage and current to the quasi-digital informative parameters of sensors outputs, for example, frequency, period, duty-cycle, PWM, pulse number. etc. It means the use of frequency (period)-to-digital converters instead of analog-to-digital converters, and implements as many sensor components as possible in the digital form. It lets get over technological limitations at scaling and gives a great opportunity to significantly improve the metrological performance of various sensor systems. Clear, the design of high performance frequency (period)-to-digital converters is not a trivial task of low cost microcontroller use. It needs novel, advanced methods for frequency-time measurements in wide frequency range. One of the aims of this tutorial is to fill-in this gap and demonstrates the easiest way to design the high performance digital sensors.
The tutorial is suitable for engineers and researchers who design and investigate various digital and intelligent sensors, data acquisition, and measurement systems. It should be also useful for sensors manufacturers, graduate and post graduate students. The tutorial is free of charge for all visitors of SENSORDEVICES' 2014 conference form the NetWare' 2014 conferences umbrella.
Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Preliminary Scientific Agenda
We look forward
welcoming you in Tokyo for this exciting congress.
2) 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS' 2015)
Eseo, Angers, Loire Valley, France,
11-13 February 2015
Current developments show that in the near future the wide availability of low cost, short range radio technology, along with advances in wireless networking, will enable wireless adhoc sensor networks to become commonly deployed. In these networks, each node may be equipped with a variety of sensors, such as acoustic, seismic, infrared, motion, biomedical and chemical sensors with higher level of information inference associated with identification, embedded signal processing and networking of the data. This conference intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners share experience and ideas on innovative developments in any aspect of sensor networks, including Hardware of Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication Protocols, Sensor Networks Software and Architectures, Wireless Information Networks, Data Manipulation, Signal Processing, Localization and Object Tracking through Sensor Networks, Obstacles, Applications and Uses.
3 . Hardware
6 . Obstacles
César Benavente-Peces, Universidad
Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Octavian Postolache, Institute
of Telecommunications, Portugal
SENSORNETS 2014 received 74 submissions, of which 14% were presented as full papers.
Selected papers presented at conference venue, will be invited to submit to publication in a special issue of Sensors & Transducers journal.
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