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David Burnett, Ph.D. 2018

Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Pister

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David is pursuing his PhD in the Pister group at UC Berkeley. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 and spent several years in government and academic research, including positions at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, data fusion, MEMS design, and robotics. He is formerly a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellow.

Single Chip Mote [BPN803]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a natural evolution of computing. CMOS technology enabled the
network of computers that provided a platform for creating social networks. We are just seeing
the early stages of another transition point in technology and entering into a new era where
computing, sensing, and communication is essentially becoming disposable. The microsystem
serves as a platform that allows us to embed wireless connectivity into everyday objects or
serves as a brain for walking and flying microrobots. The lifetime, robustness, profile, and
cost of these microsystems play a critical role to enable these emerging applications.
Therefore, a single chip mote hardware platform is developed to address these unmet needs from
the current existing hardware platforms. The system-on-chip (SoC) is architected from the
bottom-up to meet the new use case and performance requirements of energy constrained
environments with limited energy capacity e.g. batteryless operation from harvested energy or
operation from printed batteries. The project seeks to reduce the active radio power by a
factor of 10, reduce the overall system cost and profile of a microsystem by eliminating
external components (e.g. crystal frequency reference) that are typically needed for a fully
functioning wireless sensor node.

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