Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago
Battery life time is
essential for many wireless communication systems in IoT and biomedical
applications. To prolong life time, non-uniform sampling ADC approach was
introduced to reduce the number of conversions while still being able to
conserve the required information. The ADC operation is asynchronous without a sampling
clock, and the output of the ADC is processed further with a neuromorphic
network. Neuromorphic computing systems exploits digital pulses for both
computation and communication, it is therefore crucial to develop novel and
low-power ADCs that can directly interface with these new class of massively
parallel processing units.
In this project, we propose to do develop an ultra-low-power analog-to-digital converter system that can be directly interfaced to neuromorphic spiking neural processing circuits. This novel ADC will enable data compression by directly computing on the large amount of data available in the analog domain, resulting in the transmission of only the low-bandwidth outcome of the preprocessing. The output of the ADC will be a pulse of digital events (spikes) that will be sent to remote neuromorphic computing or actuating modules.
The project duration is of 12 months. This project can result, depending on maturity and performance, of the design in a tape-out of the designed circuits; part of the work will be spent in carrying out testing and characterization of the system. We target to publish the outcome of the project in high impact conference or journal.
We seek very motivated candidates with electrical engineering and/or biomedical background, with strong knowledge of the RF and analog design workflow and acquainted with the Cadence tool chain.
The tasks in this project include:
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