Introduction to MICS

MICS strives for efficient and productive design and verification of high-performance mixed-signal VLSI systems. 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.

Our aim is to make analog design as systematic and productive as digital by introducing new kinds of tools, flows, and methodologies for analog/mixed-signal systems and to demonstrate their effectiveness via diverse IC applications, including high-speed I/Os, PLL/DLLs, power converters, energy-harvesters, and neuromorphic processors.

40Gb/s Transmitter in 0.13um CMOS

This is the Home of XMODEL

MICS Group has created XMODEL, a fast event-driven analog/mixed-signal simulator for analog/mixed-signal systems in SystemVerilog.

With XMODEL, you 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.

XMODEL is now commercially available through Scientific Analog, Inc. For more detail, visit

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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