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2-Minute Paper: Series 2
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2-Minute Paper: Series 2

The "2-minute paper" initiative wants to stimulate young learners in a more deep understanding of the recent and hot topics in the Circuits and system society (CASS). For this reason, short ( named "2 minutes") videos provide an overview of selected and recently published papers in the framework of the CASS. These videos would represent a teaser for a deeper understanding of the topic through carefully reading the respective papers. 

There are four microlessons of the "2-minute paper" in Series 2. A brief of the "2-minute paper" videos and the respective papers are listed below. Such papers are from IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems I and II. In particular, 

1) In the first "2-minute paper" video, Dr. Esposito will discuss the novel approximate compressors and an algorithm to exploit them for the design of efficient approximate multipliers. The work received Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award in 2021.

Reference paper: 

D. Esposito, A. G. M. Strollo, E. Napoli, D. De Caro, and N. Petra, "Approximate Multipliers Based on New Approximate Compressors," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 4169-4182, Dec. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TCSI.2018.2839266. --

2) In the second "2-minute paper" video  Prof. Paulo presents a low-voltage inverter-based continuous-time sigma-delta modulator (CT-SDM).

Reference paper: 

P. C. C. de Aguirre, E. Bonizzoni, F. Maloberti, and A. A. Susin, "A 170.7-dB FoM-DR 0.45/0.6-V Inverter-Based Continuous-Time Sigma–Delta Modulator," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. 1384-1388, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2019.2939740.

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3) In the third "2-minute paper" video Dr. Fassio reports a current reference capable of operating under wide supply voltage ranges and at near-100% power utilization, useful in resource-constrained systems such as IoT sensor nodes.

Reference paper: 

L. Fassio, L. Lin, R. De Rose, M. Lanuzza, F. Crupi and M. Alioto, "A 0.6-to-1.8V CMOS Current Reference With Near-100% Power Utilization," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 3038-3042, Sept. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2021.3085607.

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4) In the fourth "2-minute paper" video, Prof. Li Du presents an energy-efficient streaming hardware accelerator for IoT devices. The work received Darlington Best Paper Award in 2021.

 

Reference paper: 

L. Du et al., "A Reconfigurable Streaming Deep Convolutional Neural Network Accelerator for Internet of Things," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 198-208, Jan. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TCSI.2017.2735490.

2-minute Paper: Series 1
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2 Minutes Paper

2-minute Paper: Series 1

The "2 minutes paper" initiative wants to stimulate young learners in a more deep understanding of the recent and hot topics in the Circuits and system society (CASS). For this reason, short ( named "2 minutes") videos provide an overview of selected and recently published papers in the framework of the CASS.

These videos would represent a teaser for a more deep understanding of the topic through a careful read of the respective papers. 

We would thank the authors that agreed with our invitation in sharing the insights of their recent works for this first series of the "2-minute paper" initiative.


The 3 videos of the Series 1 of the "2 minutes paper" initiative deal with "Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and Systems",

A brief of the "2-minute paper" videos and the respective papers are listed below. Such papers are from IEEE Transaction of BioCAS (the first and the third) and  TCAS II ( the second). In particular, 


1) in the first "2-minute paper" video, Prof. Andrea De Marcellis will discuss the implantable transcutaneous telemetry for a brain-machine interface that uses a novel optical communication system to achieve a highly energy-efficient link.

Reference paper: 

A. De Marcellis, G. D. P. Stanchieri, M. Faccio, E. Palange and T. G. Constandinou, "A 300 Mbps 37 pJ/bit Pulsed Optical Biotelemetry," in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 441-451, June 2020, doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2020.2972733.

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2) In the second "2-minute paper" video  Prof. Virgilio Valente presents a CMOS potentiostat that integrates a control amplifier, a dual-slope ADC and a wireless unit on the same chip.

Reference paper: 

V. Valente, N. Neshatvar, E. Pilavaki, M. Schormans and A. Demosthenous, "1.2-V Energy-Efficient Wireless CMOS Potentiostat for Amperometric Measurements," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 1700-1704, Oct. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2019.2944258.

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3) In the third "2-minute paper" video Prof. Hardik Pandya reports a novel tool based on near-infrared spectroscopy (Spectral-IRDx) which is a portable, non-contact, and cost-effective system and could provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis of cancer.

Reference paper: 

U. M. Pal et al., "Towards a Portable Platform Integrated With Multispectral Noncontact Probes for Delineating Normal and Breast Cancer Tissue Based on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy," in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 879-888, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2020.3005971.