Analog and Mixed Signal Design Group
The Analog and Mixed Signal Design Group is specialized in designing mixed signal integrated circuits and systems. The group divides into following research fields:
The focus of Analog IC Design projects is on designing analog circuits, simulations and layout. The applications cover a wide range: from high-speed transceivers to power management circuits, PLL design and bio-medical front-ends to name a few.
Most projects are based around our bio-medical SoC called VivoSoC. It consists of specialised analogue front-ends (e.g. for ExG or neural signal acquisition, PPG based measurements, neural stimulation etc.) as well as powerful, PULP-based processor cores. Applications are in the field of optogenetics stimulation, ExG recordings (wearable and implantable), in-vivo and in-vitro experiments, neuroprosthetics etc.
We design digital signal processing accelerators for highly integrated RF SoCs in the field of wireless communication. Our current platform with a multi-core processor system and a great RF transceiver allows us to research upcoming wireless transmission standards. One of our current focus areas is 5G cellular communication for the Internet of Things, where we offer many interesting projects for students.
- Ultra-low power transceiver for implantable devices
- Inductive Charging Circuit for Implantable Devices
- Design of a 25 Gbps SerDes for optical chip-to-chip communication
- 5G Cellular RF Front-end Design in 28nm CMOS Technology
- High performance continuous-time Delta-Sigma ADC for magnetic resonance imaging
- Design of Charge-Pump PLL in 28nm for 5G communication applications
- High Performance Digitally-Assisted Time Domain ADC Design for DPLL used in Cellular IOT
- High Power Efficient Digitally Controlled Oscillator Design for Cellular IOT
- Heart Rate Detection Algorithm
- Enabling Standalone Operation for a Mobile Health Platform
- Design and Implementation of a multi-mode multi-master I2C peripheral
- Optimal System Duty Cycling for a Mobile Health Platform
- Exploring Bio Impedance
- Android Software Design
- VLSI Implementation of a 5G Ciphering Accelerator
- Design of an Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Modem
- OTDOA Positioning for LTE Cat-M
- VLSI Implementation Polar Decoder using High Level Synthesis