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Low-Power, Event-Driven System on a Chip for Charge Pulse Processing Applications

Joseph A Schmitz, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


This dissertation presents an electronic architecture and methodology capable of processing charge pulses generated by a range of sensors, including radiation detectors and tactile synthetic skin. These sensors output a charge signal proportional to the input stimulus, which is processed electronically in both the analog and digital domains. The presented work implements this functionality using an event-driven methodology, which greatly reduces power consumption compared to standard implementations. This enables new application areas that require a long operating time or compact physical dimensions, which would not otherwise be possible. The architecture is designed, fabricated, and tested in the aforementioned applications to demonstrate its highly flexible and low-power operation.

Subject Area

Electrical engineering|Computer Engineering

Recommended Citation

Schmitz, Joseph A, "Low-Power, Event-Driven System on a Chip for Charge Pulse Processing Applications" (2023). ETD collection for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AAI30694570.