• Nele Reynders
  • Wim Dehaene
Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)


In today’s society, portable electronic devices play a major role in everyday life. These portable systems demand an ever increasing energy-efficiency. Every year, a single system is expected to comprise more complexity while at the same time extending its autonomy. Many contradicting expectations are driving research toward more energy-efficient digital circuits. Since the evolution of the energy capacity of batteries only increases very slowly, energy-efficient circuits are key to reaching the ever increasing expectations of customers. Moreover, many new fields are emerging which have even more stringent requirements on energy-efficiency. Especially the medical world can greatly profit from today’s evolutions. For instance, cheap sensor nodes and networks which can autonomously perform signal processing algorithms while demonstrating long lifetimes are becoming more and more feasible. This sets the general context of this book, and will be further clarified in this chapter.


Energy-efficient Circuits Advanced Nanometer Technologies Minimum-energy Point (MEP) Energy-delay Product (EDP) Weak Inversion Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nele Reynders
    • 1
  • Wim Dehaene
    • 1
  1. 1.ESAT-MICAS, KU LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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