Systems Group is focused on several key design aspects of modern
integrated systems. The group is focused on building cutting edge,
energy-efficient integrated systems through vertical optimization
encompassing communications and signal processing algorithms and
architectures, and digital and mixed-signal circuits. The main research
topics include system design and implementation using digital, mixed-signal and analog circuits in deep-submicron CMOS, as well as methodologies, circuit and system design with emerging interconnect and switch technologies such as silicon-photonics and NEM relays.
Most integrated systems today are limited by tight
power and/or throughput constraints. In this environment, the
usual system hierarchy becomes inefficient and novel vertical system
design approaches are needed to create overall most efficient integrated
systems. We believe that this can be achieved by blurring of
the strict hierarchy boundaries and modification of standard communication
techniques and circuits to perform the operations in a most energy-efficient
Some of the example systems that we are interested in are manycore processor electrical and photonic networks and memory systems, high-speed
electrical and optical interfaces, synchronization,
clock generation and distribution, high-throughput mm-wave baseband transceivers and low-throughput implantable sensors and sensor networks.