Assigned articles

Note: These articles are copyrighted so I have restricted access to students in the class. Email me if you need access.

  1. Shad Roundy, Paul K. Wright, and Jan Rabey, “A Study of Low Level Vibrations as a Power Source for Wireless Sensor Nodes,” Computer Communications, vol. 26, Oct. 2003. Read by 27 Feb.
  2. “DC–DC Converters: A Primer,” Jaycar Electronics Technical Report, 2001. Read by 27 Feb.
  3. Yu-Kwong Kwok and Isfak Ahmed, “Benchmarking and Comparison of Task Graph Scheduling Algorithms,” J. Parallel and Distributed Computing, Mar. 1999. Read by 11 March.
  4. Don Lancaster, “TTL Cookbook,” 1974. Read the “Despiking Capacitors” section on pages 23—24 by 11 March. Yes, it is old, but it is still useful.
  5. “Decoupling Techniques,” Analog Devices, 2009. Read by 13 March.
  6. “Decoupling,” Henry Ott Consultants, 8 Jan 2007. Read by 13 March.
  7. B. W. Cook, S. Lanzisera, and K. S. J. Pister, “SoC Issues for RF Smart Dust,” in Proc. IEEE, vol. 94, no. 6, Jun. 2006. Read by 16 March.
  8. J. Ganssle, “Momisms,” The Ganssle Group, Oct. 2000. Read by 16 March.
  9. Srivaths Ravi, Anand Raghunathan, Paul Kocher, and Sunil Hattangady, “Security in Embedded Systems: Design Challenges,” in ACM Trans. Embedded Computing Systems, pp. 461–491, Aug. 2004. Read by 18 March.
  10. Min Chen and Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora, “Accurate Electrical Battery Model Capable of Predicting Runtime and I–V Performance,” in IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion, pp. 504–511, vol 21, no. 2, June 2006. Read by 20 March.
  11. Carles Gomez and Josep Paradells, “Wireless Home Automation Networks: A Survey of Architectures and Technologies,” in IEEE Communications Magazine, pp. 92–101, June 2010. Read by 23 March.
  12. Christian Schuster and Wolfgang Fichtner, “Parasitic Modes on Printed Circuit Boards and Their Effects on EMC and Signal Integrity,” in IEEE Trans. on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 43, no. 4, Nov. 2001. Read by 27 March.
  13. A. Shye, Y. Pan, B. Scholbrock, J. S. Miller, G. Memik, P. Dinda, and R. P. Dick, “Power to the people: leveraging human physiological traits to control microprocessor frequency,” in Proc. Int. Symp. Microarchitecture, Nov. 2008, pp. 188–199. Skim by 27 March. Read by 30 March.
  14. C. Alippi, R. Camplani, C. Galperti, and M. Roveri, “A Robust, Adaptive, Solar-Powered WSN Framework for Aquatic Environmental Monitoring,” in IEEE Sensors J., vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2011. Read by 1 April..
  15. C. Gomez, J. Oller, and J. Paradells, “Overview and Evaluation of Bluetooth Low Energy: An Emerging Low-Power Wireless Technology,” in Sensors, vol. 12, no. 9, Aug. 2012. Read by 3 April.
  16. L. Ojeda and J. Borenstein, “Non-GPS Navigation for Security Personnel and First Responders,” in Journal of Navigation, vol. 60, no. 3, Sep. 2007, pp. 391–407. Read by 8 April.


  1. W. Strunk Jr. and E. B. White, The Elements of Style, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 2000.
  2. International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors

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