Congrats to Hui Wang, who had his work on low-power capacitive-discharging oscillators published in the June issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. The paper, which shows both pW and nW temperature-stabilized oscillators, can be found here.
Further congrats to Jiwoong Park, whose paper modeling capacitive Human Body Communication (HBC) links more accurately, and in more detail than in any prior work, has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. His work showed that using large bench top devices like network analyzers or spectrum analyzers, even when including baluns, does not accurately reflect the performance of capacitive HBC links. The paper, which can be found here, measures such performance using a form-factor-accurate device, and then proposes a new hybrid model to predict the performance of general capacitive HBC links.
The European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), held this year in Lausanne, Switzerland in September, will feature a paper by Loai Salem which shows a brand new type of power amplifier that can synthesize RF waveforms directly from a lithium ion battery in an efficient way using only ~1V CMOS transistors and no output matching/impedance transformation network. More details regarding this completely new approach will be available at the conference beginning September 12, 2016.
Finally, congrats to the ENIAC team from the Mercier and Cauwenberghs research groups, for publishing a great paper on Silicon Integrated High-Density Electrocortical Interfaces in the Proceedings of the IEEE. The paper nicely summarizes the challenges and opportunities in ECoG-like technologies, while proposing new fully-integrated wireless neural interfacing chips that are fully modular for next-generation brain mapping research. The paper can be found here.