Fields of expertise
BiographyShe got the Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982 from EPFL. Then, she worked in Geneva up to 1990 as a Senior Design Engineer in telecommunications at the European research center of Motorola. From 1990 up to 1995, she did her PhD thesis at the Chaire des Circuits et Systemes at EPFL in the domain of impedance broadband matching circuits. Since 1995, she is responsible at EPFL for the RFIC group. She has participated to different Swiss research projects as well as European projects dedicated to data communication of sensors nodes (e.g. MuMoR, Minami European projects) as well as remote powering of sensor nodes. Her main domains of interest are telecom applications (e.g. Impulse radio Ultra-Wide Band, super-regenerative receivers, RFIDs)as well as biomedical applications. She has been the coordinator of European projects (e.g. FP6 SUPREGE, FP7 Ultrasponder)and of Swiss projects (e.g. CAPED CTI project, NEURO-IC SNF project).
Energy-Efficient Design Techniques for High-Speed Wireline Serial LinksLausanne, EPFL, 2021. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8452.
High Precision Capacitive Moisture Sensor for Polymers: Modeling and ExperimentsIEEE Sensors Journal. 2020-03-15. DOI : 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2957108.
Speed detection of battery-free nodes based on RF Wireless Power Transfer2020-01-01. IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT (METROIND4.O and IoT), ELECTR NETWORK, Jun 03-05, 2020. p. 374-378. DOI : 10.1109/MetroInd4.0IoT48571.2020.9138178.
Analysis, modeling and design of a CMOS Super-Regenerative Receiver for implanted medical devices under square and sinusoidal quench signalsIntegration-The Vlsi Journal. 2019-07-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.vlsi.2019.03.003.
Optical pancreatic beta cell based biosensor, applications and glucose monitoring2019-01-01. 18th IEEE Sensors Conference, Montreal, CANADA, Oct 27-30, 2019. DOI : 10.1109/SENSORS43011.2019.8956793.
An RF Wireless Power Transfer system to power battery-free devices for asset tracking2019-01-01. 26th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Genoa, ITALY, Nov 27-29, 2019. p. 534-537. DOI : 10.1109/ICECS46596.2019.8965070.
Pancreatic beta cell based optical biosensor and system for continuous glucose monitoring2019-01-01. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), Nara, JAPAN, Oct 17-19, 2019. DOI : 10.1109/BIOCAS.2019.8919186.
Modeling and performance investigation of insulin injection pen for diabetic persons2019-01-01. 16th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Jul 15-18, 2019. p. 153-156.
A CMOS Analog Front-End for Implantable Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring System2019-01-01. 15th Conference on Ph.D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Jul 15-18, 2019. p. 261-264.
Modeling Dielectric Constant Variability in Aggregate Polymers from CV Measurements2019-01-01. Latin American Electron Devices Conference (LAEDC), Armenia, Colombia, February 24-27, 2019. p. 100-103.
Design and Modelling of a Super-Regenerative Receiver for Medical Implant Devices2018-01-01. 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) / 14th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, Jul 02-05, 2018. p. 245-248.
Modeling of a capacitive sensor dedicated to drug injection2018-01-01. 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) / 14th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, Jul 02-05, 2018. p. 217-220.
TIA Linearity Analysis for Current Mode Receivers2018-01-01. 16th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS), Montreal, CANADA, Jun 24-27, 2018. p. 53-56.
High Precision Capacitive Moisture Sensor for Polymers2018-01-01. 17th IEEE SENSORS Conference, New Delhi, INDIA, Oct 28-31, 2018. p. 212-215.
Pediatric Size Swallowable Glass Pill for Digestive Motility Analysis2018-01-01. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, ITALY, May 27-30, 2018.
Remotely-Powered Front-End at 2.45 GHz for Real-Time Continuous Temperature Sensing2018-01-01. IEEE International Conference on RFID (RFID), Orlando, FL, Apr 10-12, 2018.
All Wireless, 16-channel Epilepsy Control System with Sub-mu W/channel and Closed-loop Stimulation Using a Switched-Capacitor-Based Active Charge Balancing Method2018-01-01. 44th IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), Dresden, GERMANY, Sep 03-06, 2018. p. 226-229.
System for active skull replacement for brain interface and method of using the sameUS10232168 ; US2017368330 . 2017.
Power/data platform for high data rate in implanted neural monitoring system2017. 2017 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS). DOI : 10.1109/BIOCAS.2017.8325072.
A 30 mu W Remotely Powered Local Temperature Monitoring Implantable SystemIeee Transactions On Biomedical Circuits And Systems. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/Tbcas.2016.2574895.
20-300 MHz Frequency Generator with-70 dBc Reference Spur for Low Jitter Serial Applications2016. 2nd IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS), Copenhagen, DENMARK, NOV 01-02, 2016.
Optimization of the Data Rate of an OOK CMOS Medical Transmitter Based on LC Oscillators2016. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Montreal, CANADA, MAY 22-25, 2016. p. 2747-2750.
Remotely powered PPM demodulator by inductive coupling for rodent applicationsAnalog Integrated Circuits And Signal Processing. 2016. DOI : 10.1007/s10470-016-0705-5.
A remotely powered fully integrated low power class-E power amplifier for implantable sensor systems2016. SPIE EUROPE Symposium on Microtechnologies, Barcelona, SPAIN, MAY 04-06, 2015. p. 1519-1527. DOI : 10.1007/s00542-015-2747-5.
184 mu W ultrasonic on-off keying/amplitude-shift keying demodulator for downlink communication in deep implanted medical devicesElectronics Letters. 2016. DOI : 10.1049/el.2015.4267.
Intelligent remote poweringUS2015200562 ; WO2014027306 ; WO2014027306 . 2015.
A Low Power On-Chip Class-E Power Amplifier For Remotely Powered Implantable Sensor Systems2015. Conference on Bio-MEMS and Medical Microdevices II, Barcelona, SPAIN, MAY 05-06, 2015. p. 951805. DOI : 10.1117/12.2178632.
A Remotely Powered Implantable Biomedical System With Location DetectorIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Tbcas.2014.2321524.
Design and Implementation of A Rail-to-Rail 460-kS/s 10-bit SAR ADC for the Power-Efficient Capacitance MeasurementIeee Transactions On Instrumentation And Measurement. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Tim.2014.2365405.
Design and Implementation of a 46-kS/s CMOS SC Dual-Mode Capacitive Sensor Interface With 50-dB SNR and 0.7% NonlinearityIeee Sensors Journal. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Jsen.2014.2361530.
Remote Powering Platform for Implantable Sensor Systems at 2.45 GHz2014. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC), Chicago, IL, AUG 26-30, 2014. p. 2028-2031.
A Low-Power PPM Demodulator for Remotely Powered Batteryless Implantable Devices2014. 57th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), College Station, TX, AUG 03-06, 2014. p. 318-321.
Single frequency wireless power transfer and full-duplex communication system for intracranial epilepsy monitoringMicroelectronics Journal. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.mejo.2014.08.001.
Base-Station Design for Passive UHF RFID Tags with Pulse-Width Modulated Backscattering2014. 10th Conference on Ph D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Grenoble, FRANCE, JUN 29-JUL 03, 2014.
A 10.5 cm Ultrasound Link for Deep Implanted Medical DevicesIeee Transactions On Biomedical Circuits And Systems. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/Tbcas.2013.2295403.
A 15 mu W 5.5 kS/s Resistive Sensor Readout Circuit with 7.6 ENOBIeee Transactions On Circuits And Systems I-Regular Papers. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/Tcsi.2014.2334932.
Improving signal to noise of current mode circuits by a cross-coupled current mirror topologyElectronics Letters. 2014. DOI : 10.1049/el.2014.1005.
In-Vivo Validation of a Compact Inductively-Powered Neural Recording Interface2014. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS).
A System for Wireless Power Transfer of Micro-Systems In-Vivo Implantable in Freely Moving AnimalsIeee Sensors Journal. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/Jsen.2013.2284815.
Design and comparison of class-C and class-D power amplifiers for remotely powered systems2013. 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 8-11, 2013. DOI : 10.1109/ICECS.2013.6815454.
A Remotely Powered Implantable IC for Recording Mouse Local Temperature with /- 0.09 degrees C Accuracy2013. 9th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), Singapore, SINGAPORE, NOV 11-13, 2013. p. 93-96.
A Low-Power Sensor Interface Circuit for Remotely Powered Implants2013. 9th Conference on Ph D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Villach, AUSTRIA, JUN 24-27, 2013. p. 321-324.
Full-duplex Communication and Remote Powering Implementation of an Electronic Knee Implant2013. 9th Conference on Ph D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Villach, AUSTRIA, JUN 24-27, 2013. p. 217-220.
Design of a Passive UHF RFID Tag for Capacitive Sensor Applications2013. 9th Conference on Ph D Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Villach, AUSTRIA, JUN 24-27, 2013. p. 213-216.
ResearchCatherine Dehollain is responsible for research projects at Swiss level (SNF projects, CTI projects) as well as at European level (FP7 projects, Marie-Curie projects). Her activities are focused on wireless data communications of sensor nodes for telecoms applications and biomedical applications. She is also interested by remote powering of sensor nodes in order to avoid the use of a micro-battery or to use a rechargeable micro-battery. Moreover, she is interested by the domain of electrical filters as well as broadband impedance matching circuits. Since 15 years, she has a large activity dedicated to super-regenerative receivers as well as RFID circuits.
Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering