VINNOVA Industrial Excellence Center - System Design on Silicon
2008-01-01 -> 2017-12-31
The Analog/RF group
The analog/RF group is headed by Professor Henrik Sjöland and it consists of himself, one postdoc (Markus Törmänen), four PhD students, and one adjunct professor from Ericsson Research (Senior Expert Sven Mattisson). Apart from his position as professor at Lund University, Henrik Sjöland also spends 20% as a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research. The analog/RF group has a long tradition in design of RF integrated circuits in CMOS technology. Through the years a large number of industrially relevant circuits have been designed and successfully demonstrated in measurements. Key areas of interest are circuits for ultra low power wireless devices, millimeter wave applications, and new generation mobile terminals. The group has excellent industrial contacts, both through the exchange of researchers between the university and Ericsson Research, and also through graduated PhDs and engineers now working in industry.
The Mixed-mode group
The analog/mixed-signal group is headed by Associate Professor Pietro Andreani and consists of one post-doc fellow (Ping Lu), three PhD students, and adjunct professor Sven Mattisson mentioned above. Moreover, the group has a very close contact with Dr. Martin Anderson, formerly post-doc in the group, and Dr. Lars Sundström, both at Ericsson Research,. The excellent connection with the industry is further enhanced by P. Andreani having a 20% position in the analog/RF group at ST-Ericsson, as well as by the fact that P. Andreani was Chair Professor in Physical Electronics at the Technical University of Denmark in the period 2001-2007, which resulted in very tight relations with the thriving Danish IC design companies (TI, Oticon, Pulse, etc). P. Andreani is a TPC member of both ESSCIR and ISSCC, which has helped establishing a world-wide net of relations with top researchers in both academia and industry.
The Digital ASIC group
The digital ASIC group is headed by Professors Peter Nilsson and Viktor Öwall and furthermore consists of Assistant Professor Joachim Rodrigues, Postdoc Liang Liu, and 7 PhD students. Close contact exists with several researchers from participating companies, e.g. Leif Wilhelmsson and Thomas Olsson at Ericsson Research in Lund and Henrik Svensson at Ericsson in Kista. The digital ASIC group had worked in the area of baseband processing for several years and being early in investigating techniques such as OFDM, multiple antenna systems and flexible radio architectures. Furthermore, the group has a strong research focus low-energy circuits and design methodologies as well as novel models of computation. The group has excellent industrial contacts and a large international contact network, e.g. EPFL, IMEC and BWRC.
The Nano-electronics groupThe nano-electronics group in Lund is headed by Professor Lars-Erik Wernersson and consists of one Ass. Prof. Erik Lind and 11 Ph.D.-students. The group is divided by the Departments of Electrical and Information Technologies and the Physics Department and works with emerging technologies with the aim to tailor materials and device properties to realize target applications. In the areas of circuit design we address mm-wave pulse generators and detectors as well as implementations of low-power III-V MOS devices and circuits. By nature the research is more exploratory and in this center, the group constitutes a link towards the emerging technology community.