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About MSIC

Competencies

Key Competencies include:

  • Research, design and implementation of architectures and building blocks (IP) for SoC
  • ADC/DAC design, modelling and characterization
  • CPU & DSP
  • Low power circuit technologies
  • Digital assisted analogue circuits and calibration
  • On chip test/development instrumentation and interfaces
  • Hardware and software design, with focus on embedded systems
  • Expertise in use of industry-standard ASIC and FPGA design tools
  • Prototype development

Goals

In line with the Centre's goals, the MSIC team aim to develop the fundamental knowledge base and design structures necessary to achieve excellence in VLSI research and design:

  • To train the next generation of chip designers in SoC Design
  • To carry out research activities focused on mixed-signal and SoC design, debug, verification and test
  • Teaming graduate students, faculty and industrial liaisons through research
  • Conducting research on design and feasibility of various systems, including the development of new design concepts
  • Accelerating technology transfer with industry
  • Providing a forum for the exchange of best practices among industrial partnerships
  • To be a national centre of excellence in IC design