The future of IoT is envisioned to have trillion-node scale deployment in every corner of the earth, ultimately realizing the smart dust goal. This requires miniaturization of the IoT devices down to the chip scale. Such IoT devices eliminate all traditional off-chip components required on PCB, e.g., crystal oscillators, to achieve ultra-low power performance in an ultra-miniaturized form factor. Beside the ASIC devices, system-based research is an important sector to realize this vision as well. Research ideas with new system designs or innovations using specific electronics will accelerate its adoption in real-world applications.

The CrystalFreeIoT workshop is one of the outcomes of the “Workshop on Crystal-Free Radios, Chip-Scale Wireless Systems and Swarms” held in 2023 in Paris, France. Tons of ideas have been discussed during that workshop. The goal of CrystalFreeIoT workshop at CPS-IoT week is to have a collection of state-of-art research work around crystal-free/-less radio and system-level research for IoT applications.