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42059 IoT Components and Fabrication

6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 49227 Wireless Sensor Networks

Fields of practice: Telecommunications and Electronics



This subject covers the hardware technologies in IoT nodes at the component level, with particular focus on the possibilities offered by miniaturisation and nanotechnology.

Being able to open the 'component boxes' and become familiar with the current miniaturised technologies, their capabilities and limitations, is a crucial requirement for a meaningful design of an IoT system and for anticipating the next technological advances to unlock radical innovation.

Students learn the basic principles of sensing, accuracy and sensitivity, and how those principles are applied, ie to chemical or physical sensing through electronic, MEMS and photonic technologies. Students learn while examining actual IoT systems how, from the simplest form of Radio Frequency Identification tags, IoT nodes can be made extremely sophisticated ('smart') and fully autonomous when equipped with adequate components. In parallel, the subject teaches how the components can be modelled and then fabricated through semiconductor fabrication and/or 3D printing, with a critical outlook on performance, reliability and cost.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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