Alessandro Sassone

Alessandro Sassone
Politecnico di Torino | polito · DAUIN - Department of Control and Computer Engineering

Ph.D.

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18
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March 2015 - present
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Energy Efficient Electronic Design Automation
August 2014 - December 2014
Cea Leti
Position
  • Visiting PhD Student
Description
  • System-level modeling and simulation of power in an autonomous wireless sensor node.
March 2012 - present
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Computer Science course of Engineering BSc.
Education
January 2012 - February 2015
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Computer and Control Engineering
September 2008 - April 2011
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Computer Engineering
September 2005 - September 2008
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Computer Engineering

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Publications (18)
Conference Paper
With the remarkable recent rise in the production of battery-powered devices, their reliability analysis cannot disregard the assessment of battery life. In the literature, there are several battery cycle life models that exhibit a generic trade-off between generality and accuracy. In this work we propose a compact cycle life model for batteries of...
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Smart electronic systems collate leading technologies and solutions for the design of new generation embedded and cyber-physical systems. They can be applied to a broad range of application domains, from everyday life to mission and safety critical tasks, and achieve a wide set of functionality using different architectures. This chapter provides a...
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Besides their heterogeneity in the type of devices, the other distinctive feature of smart systems is their being energy-autonomous; they are normally equipped with one or more devices able to harvest power from the environment, and, in many cases, also with elements that can smooth fluctuations in the harvested energy and deliver it to the various...
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The aging of a rechargeable battery is mainly due to stress during charge-discharge cycles. Although the discharge phase is difficult to control, the charging phase can be performed in a specific way in order to mitigate the aging of the battery during its usage. It therefore becomes important to select the correct charging algorithm. In the case o...
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The evaluation of the cycle life of batteries is an essential task in the assessment of the reliability and cost of battery-operated devices. Several compact cycle life models have been proposed in the literature, that exhibit a general trade-off between generality and accuracy. Some models are based on a compact equation derived from experimental...
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Electronic systems are increasingly fusing multiple technology solutions exchanging information both at electrical and at nonelectrical levels, and in general both analog and digital operation coexists in multiple physical domains. This paper introduces a homogeneous multi-domain design methodology which blurs analog and digital boundaries and enab...
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Electrical energy systems (EES) are systems which consume, generate, distribute and store energy at various scales, ranging from smart systems-on-chip to smart grids. Simulation of EES is a critical task, as it allows to validate system dimensioning and to foresee system lifetime under specific load conditions. This paper proposes a modeling and si...
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Electrical energy systems (EESs) are systems which consume, generate, distribute and store energy at various scales. This paper presents a modeling and simulation framework that uses principles borrowed from the system-level simulation of digital systems and extends them to the case of EESs. The framework relies on open-source standards such as Sys...
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Availability of a simulation model of a battery is one of the most important requisites in the system-level design of battery-powered systems. The vast majority of the models describe the discharge behavior of the battery; so far, the estimation of charging time has been in fact only marginally studied because the charging phase is regarded as a re...
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Electrical energy systems (EESs) represent a wide class of systems involving consumption, generation, distribution and storage of energy. Examples of such systems can be found at various scales, ranging from smart systems-on-chip to smart grids. The conventional design methodology uses the model-based approach provided by commercial platforms such...
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The market of portable devices, wireless sensors, electric vehicles and storage systems has grown enormously in recent years. As a consequence, batteries and related technologies have become one of the major topics for researchers. Due to the large variety of applications in which batteries are involved, battery modeling is becoming an extremely im...
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Smart systems implement the leading technology advances in the context of embedded devices. Current design methodologies are not suitable to deal with tightly interacting subsystems of different technological domains, namely analog, digital, discrete and power devices, MEMS and power sources. The effects of interaction between components and with t...
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Smart Systems collate leading technologies and solutions for the design of new generation embedded and cyber-physical systems. They can be applied to a broad range of application domains, from everyday life to mission and safety critical tasks, and achieve a wide set of functionality using diverging architectures. Smart system design needs to be ac...
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With the scaling of CMOS technology, critical paths in digital circuits have become largely sensitive to process, voltage and temperature variations as well as to aging effects, generally resulting into a mismatch between the simulated path delay of the circuit obtained with CAD tools and the actual path delay on the manufactured chip. In order to...
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With the scaling of CMOS technology, critical paths in digital circuits have become largely sensitive to process, voltage and temperature variations as well as to aging effects, generally resulting into a mismatch between the simulated path delay of the circuit obtained with CAD tools and the actual path delay on the manufactured chip. In order to...
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The aggressive scaling of CMOS technology toward nanometer lengths contributed to the surfacing of many effects that were not appreciable at the micrometer regime. Among them, Inverted Temperature Dependence (ITD) is certainly the most unusual. It manifests itself as a speed up of CMOS gates when the temperature increases, resulting in a reversal o...
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Clock distribution network is sensitive to large thermal gradients on the die as the performance of both clock buffers and interconnects are affected by temperature. A robust clock network design relies on the accurate analysis of clock skew subject to temperature variations. In this work, we address the problem of thermally induced clock skew mode...

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Archived project
Key ingredients for the construction of the SMAC platform include: (1) The development of a cosimulation and co-design environment which is aware (and thus considers) the essential features of the basic subsystems and components to be integrated. (2) The development of modeling and design techniques, methods and tools that, when added to the platform, will enable multi-domain simulation and optimization at various levels of abstraction and across different technological domains. The SMAC platform will allow to successfully address the following grand challenges related to the design and manufacturing of miniaturized smart systems: (1) Development of innovative smart subsystems and components demonstrating advanced performance, ultra low power and the capability of operating under special conditions (e.g., high reliability, long lifetime). (2) Design of miniaturized and integrated smart systems with advanced functionality and performance, including nanoscale sensing systems, possibly operating autonomously and in a networked fashion.
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CONTREX will enable energy efficient and cost aware design through analysis and optimisation of real-time, power, temperature and reliability with regard to application demands at different criticality levels.