The rising demand for reliable, real-time, low-maintenance, cost-efficient monitoring systems with great accuracy is becoming more and more obvious in our everyday life. One of the main driving forces behind this is the Internet of Things. In this regard, the growing interest in analog and mixed signal integrated signal processing circuits in portable and wearable smart sensor-related technologies and interfaces used for healthcare and sports performance monitoring, environmental monitoring, agriculture, food control, or energy conservation purposes, is an important benchmark to satisfy these needs. This demand also requires ecofriendly integrated circuits and devices with voltage and power management. On top of that, other performance metrics such as low noise, small area, high signal-to-noise ratio, and so on become standard sensor circuit features. All the design concerns impose severe design challenges on researchers in this emerging field today.
This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the development, design, implementation, modeling, and validation of integrated circuits and systems in smart sensing applications for the benefit of humanity. Authors are encouraged to submit both original research articles and surveys. Research articles should address the originality, as well as practical aspects and implementation, of the work in the field, while surveys should provide an overview and up-to-date information.
Dr. Norbert Herencsar
Prof. Dr. Khaled N. Salama