Our synergy enables us to tackle the challenges of rapidly evolving pervasive applications, such as Internet of Things, Autonomous Devices and Bio-implantable Microsystems
Our expertise spans circuits, architectures, algorithms, and systems, as well as design automation tools, with particular emphasis on methodologies for designing systems with low to zero energy footprints, and converting energy to computation and communication with maximum energy utilisation in a wide band of operating conditions.
Our remitOur remit
The group is a prolific developer of original design flows and software design tools for microelectronic systems.
It also makes extensive use of Europractice software, holding licences for extensive CAD packages from Cadence (eg full IC Package), Synopsys (Front-end tools such as DC, PhC, Design Vision, Prime Time and Verification), Mentor Graphics and Handshake Solutions and exploiting links with Intel, Atmel and Sun for chip fabrication.
We can perform feasibility studies, prototyping, testing and characterisation of advanced ICs in 65nm CMOS processes and beyond. Several demonstrator ASICs have recently been designed and fabricated through Europractice (arbiters, microcontrollers, A2D and T2D converters, synchronisers, cryptoblocks, on-chip time measurement circuits, on-chip communication links). For more information see the async.org.uk chip gallery.
The group has extensive hardware and software facilities and a Neuro-prosthesis Lab.