Proposal and Report Board
ProjectsTo foster design innovation and
creative thinking, a major part ofthe class grade is based on a design
project. The idea of the project isto study one of the current "hot items"
in digital circuit design and to propose, analyze and design a novel
solution to one of those problems. The project is performed in groups of
two and will span the complete semester.
10/28: Proposal of Topic (Style
10/28-12/1 Design Execution.
12/2 - 12/16: Presentation of Design Results (Style
- Creativity: 40%
- Performance (the number of gates and speed compared with existing
- Design Complexity (form factor: the number of gates you are using):
TopicsEspecially recommended are
projects that are related to High-Speed and/or Lower Power Design,
as this is the special theme of this semesters class. Other interesting
topics are welcome as well. To give some initial guidance, a list of
potential topic areas is given below.
High Speed and Lower Power Logic Designs for
Application Specific Processors
Your own hot topic, whacky ideas ...
- Power-Delay Tradeoffs for Arithmetic Units such as
- Low-Power Adaptive Digital Filters
- The Logarithmic Number Systems for strength reduction in adaptive
- Low-power Vitervi decoder (ref. Source/Tutotial
on Viterbi Decoder ASIC design )
- Low Power Methodology and Design techniques for processor design
(ref. J. Patrick Brennan, et al. IBM Microelectronics Division, Essex
- Power Consumption of Spread Spectrum Correlator Architectures (ref.
Won Namgong and Teresa Meng, Stanford Univ.)
- Design Methodologies for Low power signal processing (ref. Keshab.
K. Parhi, Uni. of Minnesota, MN, Francky Catthoor, IMEC, Leuven,
- Lower power Wireless communications (ref. Michiel Steyaert, ESAT,
Leuven, Belgium and Charles Chien, Rockwell Science Centre)
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