By Alessandro De Gloria

This e-book presents a radical evaluate of state of the art examine on electronics functions proper to undefined, the surroundings, and society at huge. It covers a vast spectrum of program domain names, from car to house and from future health to safeguard, whereas devoting particular recognition to using embedded units and sensors for imaging, verbal exchange and regulate. The ebook is predicated at the 2015 ApplePies convention, held in Rome, which introduced jointly researchers and stakeholders to think about the main major present traits within the box of utilized electronics and to discuss visions for the longer term. parts addressed by way of the convention incorporated details conversation expertise; biotechnology and biomedical imaging; area; safe, fresh and effective power; the surroundings; and shrewdpermanent, eco-friendly and built-in delivery. As electronics know-how maintains to advance apace, continually assembly formerly unthinkable ambitions, extra awareness should be directed towards the electronics functions and the improvement of platforms that facilitate human actions. This e-book, written by way of commercial and educational execs, represents a useful contribution during this endeavor.

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In the second one, the positions of the points that reflect the most the incident electromagnetic field are highlighted in the reconstructed breast map. If the goal is only the detection and the localization of a tumor, the second modality is sufficient. MI has been proven effective with numerical and physical phantoms and with preliminary clinical studies [9]. Even though MI is still lagging behind mammography in terms of resolution and accuracy, the lack of risk for the patient due to the absence of ionizing radiations, and the better response for younger women with denser breast tissues, suggest its adoption in screening campaigns.

1 Simulation of a Test Case The framework could also represent a useful tool for designers willing to simulate finalized chips and verify them under a wide and highly configurable stimuli space. The integration of already existing and complete designs provides at the same time a useful feedback on the overall structure, on the functionality and scalability of the platform itself and represents a good reference test case for any future user. The ATLAS chip FE-I4 [7] has been chosen as a proof of concept for such an application since it represents a reference chip and it could constitute the starting point for more scaled, new generation chips.

It R. P. Carloni Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 A. 1007/978-3-319-47913-2_4 25 26 A. Pulimeno et al. terms of execution speed of the imaging algorithm, we obtain a speed-up of more than 30× with respect to an execution on a high-end desktop processor. 1 Introduction Breast carcinoma is the most common cancer in women worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the US [1].

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