Integrated Circuits & Systems

Integrated Circuits (IC) and Systems are miniaturized electronic circuits constructed of semiconductors. In the last half century, the IC industry has grown exponentially, entering all aspects of our daily lives. Inetgrated circuits are ubiquitous in electronic devices such as computers, microprocessors, cellular phones, sensors, and displays, to name a few. Needless to say, integrated circuits and systems research at the University of Alberta has a significant impact on the world. Our researchers are involved in all stages of development of integrated circuits, including modeling of integrated active and passive devices, analyzing and designing integrated circuits, and testing and examining integrated circuits and systems. They also examine digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits.

 

Current research:

  • high-speed or low-power digital integrated circuits and system
  • static/dynamic access memory (SRAM/DRAM) design and architecture, built-in semiconductor memory testing
  • high-frequency characteristics of nanodevices and Nanoscale MOSFETs
  • nanoelectronic circuits and systems, reliability and fault-tolerance of circuits
  • signal and image processing, parallel and distributed computing, FPGA and ASIC systems, biomedical image processing.
  • radio frequency CMOS integrated circuits: LNAs, mixers, VCOs, filters, power amplifiers
  • circuit theory
  • circuits for sensors such as biomedical sensors, CMOS active pixel sensors, high-dynamic range
  • high-speed and/or low-power design of analog-to-digital Converters (ADCs) or digital-to-analog converters (DACs)