Quality, Test and Co-Design of HW/SW Systems
Advanced R&D, professional training and technology transfer on system design and test, namely of SoC (Systems on a Chip) and Reconfigurable systems.
Contribute with new solutions for market applications defined as: medical imaging systems, automotive, safety-critical systems, energy harvesting systems and electronic instrumentation.
Cooperation with industry - to obtain research focus and funding
PhD and MSc students - as continuous research power
National and International research projects - to complement funding for scholarships, test chips and publications
Publications - to disseminate the research results not restricted by confidentiality
Scientific events - to promote cooperation and discussion with other research groups
Use the core competences of the group in hardware (hw) and software (sw) design and test, system and defect-oriented test, parametric test, reconfigurable system design, design for reliability and dependability, power management, low-power design and test methodologies and high-quality BIST (Built-In Self Test).
Focus research, defining PhD and MSc work plans and submitting projects aligned with industry challenges.
Motivate students by providing them contact with industry high-end activity.
Current research topics are:
- Dynamic voltage scaling sensors and design methodology
- DC-DC high performance converters: inductor based and charge pumps
- Ultra low power, accurate, oscillators
- High PSRR, low power, voltage and current references
- Class D audio
- Lab automation