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EPSRC Reference: GR/S95770/01
Title: PLATFORM: System-on-chip design methods and tools
Principal Investigator: Al-Hashimi, Professor B
Other Investigators:
Zwolinski, Professor M Brown, Professor AD Wilson, Professor P
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Department: Electronics and Computer Science
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Platform Grants (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 12 July 2004 Ends: 11 January 2008 Value (£): 409,797
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
System on Chip
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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A long-term strategic goal of the ESD Group at Southampton University is to sustain and advance our current research in system-on-chip design with the overall aim of reducing the design time and cost. In the immediate future we will focus on addressing and developing novel solutions to some key design and reliability problems that are emerging from deep-submicron (DSM) CMOS technology. A platform grant will enable the Group to develop these new strategic directions by enabling it to pump prime adventurous research projects in design methods and tools for DSM system-on-chip. These are essentially solutions to the Big Chip problem, and include: low power design automation of hardware/software co-design, system reliability through built-in testability and repair; and automatic generation of transistor-level analogue IP cores from system-level descriptions.The Group has significant strength in these areas and the grant will facilitate the expansion of these and provide an effective means of keeping abreast of new developments and ahead of international competition. The grant will also allow the Group to build a number of demonstrators to validate the methods and tools developed, accelerating the acceptance of these new techniques by academia and industry, and with the intention of further commercially exploiting the tools. Also, the grant will provide resources to enable staff to spend time visiting research groups, and host reciprocal visits.
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