ICS Labs
Laboratory Leader Introduction
Integrated System Research Lab Tsao, Hen-Wai
The main research includes mixed-mode signal processing techniques and circuits for wireline/wireless communication system, such as front-end blocks of receivers, 10 Gbps Ethernet, etc.
DSP/IC Design Lab Chen, Liang-Gee
The DSP/IC Design Lab is under the direction of Professor Liang-Gee Chen. Current research topics are focused on “DSP System and Algorithm” and “DSP Architecture and Chip Design.” The former consists of system analysis and algorithm development for specific DSP systems. The latter is mainly composed of efficient hardware architecture design, emulation through FPGA prototype platform, and ASIC or DSP chip implementation for specific DSP algorithms or systems. According to different research areas, many research groups are investigating different topics, including 3D Video processing, H.264/AVC video compression, JPEG-2000 still image compression, and SVC video compression.
MicroSystem Research Laboratory Chiueh, Tzi-Dar
MicroSystem Research Laboratory (MSRL), administered by Prof. Tzi-Dar Chiueh, is situated in Room 329, EE II Building. MSRL is actively working on the algorithm, architecture, and IC implementation of baseband signal processing in communications, digital signal processing, spread spectrum communications, and digital IC design. Software tools such as MATLAB, C++, SPW, SYNOPSYS, CADENCE are frequently used in the research cycle. Ongoing researches include 5G baseband processing. Research on neural network IC and applications is also under way.
Electronic Circuits Lab Liu, Shen-Iuan
Electronic Circuits Laboratory, located at room 328, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, is instructed by Professor Shen-Iuan Liu. This laboratory has been divided, in terms of research fields, into three groups; A/D (Analog-to-Digital Converter) group, PLL/DLL (Phase-Locked-Loop and Delay-Locked-Loop) group, and CMOS RF (Radio-Frequency CMOS) group. Research instruments, comprising of workstations and PCs, and simulation software, comprising Microwave Office, HSPICE, and Cadence, have been setup up to now at Electronic Circuits Laboratory, intended to provide researchers with an excellent environment, while measure instruments, such as network analyzer, RF generator, and probe station, are setup at Analog Circuits Laboratory, situated at room 327. Still other measurement instruments with better performance are to be purchased, with intend of supplying with an even better measurement environment.
Access IC Lab Wu, An-Yeu (Andy)
Led by Prof. An-Yeu (Andy) Wu, Access IC Design Lab is located at Room 232, EE building II, National Taiwan University. "Advanced Digital Signal Processing Research Team" and "Reliable Communication on Chip Research Team" are two research teams of Access IC Design Lab. The former team focuses on digital broadband communication systems. The main challenges are achieving high throughput rate, low power, and low bits/packets error rate. The research topics include multi-mode operations algorithm, FEC circuits design, and high throughput equalizer architecture. The latter team concentrates on reliable transmission on chip and the corresponding circuit designs because of the issues of process variation and reliability. The researches include on-chip network, fault-tolerant circuit design, and noise-tolerant circuit design. The Access IC Lab is now conducting the following research projects: -- SoC Design of Advanced Multimedia-over-IP Handheld Device for Heterogeneous Wireless Network Environments; -- Advanced wireless medical imaging microsystem; -- On-Chip Communication Circuits and Systems for Trillion-Transistor-Scale SoC Design; -- The development of noise-tolerant circuits for Trillion-Transistor Scale SoC Design; -- High-Performance DSP Engine Design for 10GBase-T Ehernet System; -- Construction of Advanced MIMO-OFDM Technology Development.
VLSI SOC&EDA Lab Chen, Chung-Ping
VLSI SoC&EDA lab is an international lab with a research emphysis on the VLSI-CAD and Microprocessor design. In the VLSI CAD part, we are focusing on the physical design, timing analysis, circuit simulation and optimization, and the cure for process variation. Recently, we are working on developing the optical lithography simulation and OPC.
Analog Design and System Integration Lab Lu, Liang-Hung
Established in 2002 and directed by Dr. Liang-Hung Lu, the Analog Design and System Integration Lab is located in Room 403, BL Hall, National Taiwan University. The research interest is focused on analysis and design of RF/microwave integrated circuits, high-speed mixed-mode integrated circuits and low-power electronics.
High-Speed Circuits Lab Lee, Tai-Cheng
High-speed circuits Lab (EEII-333) focuses on the research of the high-speed mixed-signal and analog circuit design, including data converters, Equalizer, PLL systems and RF circuits.
EE2-333 Lab Lin, Tsung-Hsien
Located in EE2-333, this Lab is directed by Prof. Tsung-Hsien Lin. The main focus of this research lab is to develop circuit and system techniques and implement advanced analog/RF/mixed-signal ICs. The topics currently under pursuing are: wireless communication circuits (e.g. transmitter, receiver, PLL, etc.) and micro-sensor interface circuits. In addition, the delta-sigma ADC is also an interest to the group. Combination of the above research subjects sets the foundation for developing future wireless bio-medical systems.
Dr. Jri Lee's Research Lab Lee, Jri
Our research interests focus on the design and analysis of next generation's wireless and wirelined communication ICs, as well as circuit techniques for analog and mixed-signal applications. Projects are chosen in accordance with technology trends, and are highly correlated with the interest of industry. Current research activities include broadband data communications (OC-768), ultra-wide band (UWB) wireless transceivers, 60-GHz RF designs, high-speed high-resolution A/D and D/A converters, system and device modeling and high-speed low-power I/Os.
Applied Microwave Technology Lab Chen, Yi-Jan
AMTG (Applied Microwave Technology Group) in the Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University, focuses on the research related to RF/Microwave IC and module development, advanced packaging technique, gigascale interconnect, system integration (SOP System-on-Package, MEMS-RF), Power Management, and display-related IC. In addition to academic emphasis, AMTG also looks for close collaboration with industry. We are interested in a variety of IC technology including CMOS, SiGe BiCMOS, and other III-V technology. The core technology will be developed to meet the challenges of the existing and emerging wireless, wireline, biomedical, and display applications.
Media IC and System Lab Chien, Shao-Yi
The Media IC and System Lab is led by Prof. Shao-Yi Chien and is located at Room 421, BL Building, National Taiwan University. The research direction is system design and chip implementation of multimedia systems, from algorithm level, module hardware architecture level, system architecture level, to chip design level. Currently, the research topics of Media IC and System Lab cover graphics processing unit (GPU) chip design, image signal processor (ISP) for image sensors, intelligent video processing, and Digital TV chip set design.
Mixed-Signal IC Lab Chen, Hsin-Shu
The research focus on: - Low-Voltage, Low-Power, High-Resolution CMOS Data Converters (ADC/DAC) - Pipeline, Flash, SAR , Two-Step, Sigma-Delta ADC - Current-Steering Segmented , R-2R DAC - Switched-Capacitor , PWM DC-DC Converters - Analog Layout Generator EDA tool - Phased-Locked Loop (PLL) /Delay-Locked Loop (DLL) - Low-Jitter Clock Generator
Microwave circuits andSystem-on-Package Lab Lu, Hsin-Chia
Microwave circuits and System-on-Package Lab (MCSOP Lab) is directed by Dr. Hsin-Chia Lu. The main research direction of MCSOP Lab focuses on the active and passive microwave circuit design and their integration from the packaging point of view. We also develop software tools required during design process. We also develop multi-port scattering measurement and calibration techniques
Laboratory for Data Processing Systems Lu, Yi-Chang
The members in Laboratory for Data Processing Systems (BL-430) are developing information technology for next generation data processing systems. This inter-disciplinary research is a fusion of statistical science, computer algorithms, and digital circuits/systems. Our expertise in digital design, by pushing the advantages of parallelism and pipelining techniques to the extreme, can make high performance data processing very energy efficient. Currently, we are particularly interested in designing data processing systems for data collected from large camera arrays and sequencing machines.
Radio Frequency IC Design Lab Lu, Shey-Shi
Radio Frequency IC Design Lab We are now focusing on the research areas of Wireless Medical Electronics, including analog circuits, digital circuits and RF circuits
VLSI Circuits and Systems Lab Wang, Chorng-Kuang
The main research involves analysis and simulation of wireline and wireless communication systems, VLSI architectures, circuit design and chip implementation. In particular, the RF and IF analog front end circuits, such as LNA, wideband filter, magnitude control circuits, timing recovery circuits, etc., are of our main concern.
CAD System Lab Chen, Sao-Jie
CAD System Lab is located in Room 407 of BL Building and administered by Prof. Sao-Jie Chen. The research interests of our Lab include: Physical Design in SoC, SoC Hardware/Software Codesign, and Analog IC Design. Physical Design researches are focused on the design automation of floorplanning and routing, which include derivation of new algorithms and models, and consideration of different effects from new technololy. Hardware/Software Codesign researches are focused on the HW/SW partitioning and design, whcih include the design of a tunable SOC platform, WLAN baseband, JPEG2000 and H.264. Analog IC design researches are focused on the design and implementation of RF circuits, D/A and A/D converters, clock and data recovery circuits.
Power ICS Lab Chen, Chern-Lin
Power ICS Laboratory is located at Room 329 of the EE-II Building. We have experiences in developing and analyzing energy conversion systems, such as switching power supply, solar energy conversion system and driver circuit of plasma display panel (PDP). Current researches are directed on system planning and related power IC design for high-efficiency low-standby power supplies.
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