Introduction to MICS

We focus on design of high-performance mixed-signal VLSI systems optimized for multiple objectives in diverse applications. Today's integrated circuit (IC) design requires a highly-skilled art, finding the right balance between various competing objectives such as speed, power, noise, area, yield and cost. While most people perceive analog circuit design as dark magic, we believe that the key to successful design is to simplify the design problem by leveraging the proper abstraction reflected by design intent and enforcing their constraints by validation.

We have witnessed that systems with tightly coupled analog and digital components can bring together the best of analog and digital worlds, albeit their immaturity in design and verification methodologies. Our primary aim is to demonstrate the optimal system designs in key emerging applications such as bio/nano-sensor interfaces and power converters based on our expertise in high-speed interconnect design.

40Gb/s Transmitter in 0.13um CMOS

XMODEL is Now Available!

XMODEL is a fast and accurate simulator for analog/mixed-signal systems based on SystemVerilog.

With XMODEL, designers can verify behaviors of complex mixed-signal systems such as high-speed I/Os, RF transceivers, and DC-DC converters with 100~1000x speed over Verilog-AMS or SPICE.

For more detail, visit http://mics.snu.ac.kr/xmodel.

Statistical Eye Diagram with XMODEL

To Prospective Students

MICS 연구실은 석박사과정 진학 또는 인턴쉽을 원하는 학생들을 환영합니다. MICS 연구실 지원을 희망하는 학생들은 다음 페이지를 읽어보고, 김재하 교수에게 자기소개와 함께 이메일을 보내기 바랍니다.

MICS group welcomes those who want to pursue MS/PhD degrees or do internships with us. If you are interested, please read this page and contact Prof. Jaeha Kim.

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