Design of Digital Systems

Department of Electronic Systems

Design of Digital Systems

Photo Geir Mogen

Internationally, research within design of digital systems spans a very large field, from transistor to system level. At the Circuit and Radio Sytems group, NTNU, our research in this field is currently focused on the following selected topics (to be detailed below):

  • Sub- and near-threshold circuits
  • Energy efficient heterogeneous multiprocessor systems
  • Functional and formal verification of digital systems
  • Production testing of digital systems

Sub- and near-threshold circuits

Sub- and near-threshold circuits

Contact: Snorre Aunet

Energy efficient heterogeneous multiprocessor systems

Energy efficient heterogeneous multiprocessor systems

Contact: Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg

Future generations of embedded systems will continue to grow in complexity and be designed as combinations of different types of components: microprocessors, signal processors, RAM/ROM, digital logic and analogue circuits. The processing elements will be heterogeneous in nature, and can be anything from a standard processor to more specialized or even field programmable hardware units. Often all components are integrated on a single chip, constituting a Multi Processor System on Chip (MPSoC). Key characteristics of the applications to be run on these systems will be intensive computation, large data transfer and storage requirement, and need for efficient resource management. All implemented within strict energy budgets. In such systems it is essential to optimize the utilization of computational resources both statically at design time, and dynamically at run-time. 

In order to contribute to solving these challenges we participate in research projects and cooperate with leading research groups both nationally and internationally. Examples are the Energy Efficient Computing Systems strategic research initiative at NTNU, the Special Interest Group on Scenario Driven Design for Embedded Systems, the Horizon 2020 EU project Runtime Exploitation of Application Dynamism for Energy-efficient eXascale computing (READEX), and the Horizon 2020 EU projectTowards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms (TULIPP).

Functional and formal verification of digital systems

Functional and formal verification of digital systems

Contact: Kjetil Svarstad

Production testing of digital systems

Production testing of digital systems

Contact

Contact

Research

Research

Projects:

    READEX
    ...

Infrastructure:

    Circuit characterization lab
    ...

Publications:

Publications by the Circuit and Radio Systems Group