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WNoC: A microelectronic system architecture suitable for biomedical wireless sensor networks
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT. iITC, Sweden .
2005 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a low-cost microelectronic system architecture suitable for single chip CMOS integration. The system architecture consists of a large set of on-chip processing-cores, sensors, and four multi-standard wireless border cores that are interconnected to form an ultra-fast microelectronic network of distributed-computing systems. Our main application areas are: biomedical emergency monitoring systems and healthcare. The hardware platform is based on Network-on-Chip (NoC) design and RF circuitry for wireless connectivity. We focus on the design of this Wireless Network-on-Chip (WNoC). WNoC faces several challenges. A main issue of concern from the application point of view is to have the design support the convergence to a decision within acceptable periods of time, because time is critical in many medical healthcare applications. We define a mechanism to enable many WNoCs to interact together over the wireless media. A key result is a design and protocol for internal and external WNoC communications between the main and backup wireless cores. We run simulations on a biomedical monitoring system for emergency situations, and our results show that the time to converge to a medical warning is in the range of milliseconds, which is acceptable for the related medical scenarios.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. 1346-1349 p.
, Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISSN 1548-3746 ; 2005
Keyword [en]
Biomedical engineering, CMOS integrated circuits, Distributed computer systems, Health care, Sensors, Wireless telecommunication systems, Biomedical emergency monitoring systems, Network on-Chip (NoC), Ultra fast microelectronic networks, Wireless sensor networks, Microelectronics
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157077DOI: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2005.1594359ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33847121695ISBN: 0780391977ISBN: 9780780391970OAI: diva2:772242
2005 IEEE International 48th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2005; Cincinnati, OH; United States; 7 August 2005 through 10 August 2005

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