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.

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Statistical Eye Diagram with XMODEL

Recent Updates

To Prospective Students

Due to limited availability, we are no longer accepting MS and PhD applicants for Spring 2013 admission.

We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduate interns who can help research in integrated circuit design and methodology. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Jaeha Kim.

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