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ViRTUS IC Design Centre of Excellence is an IC centre of international standing, equipped with state-of-the-art Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and measuring equipment.  The state-of-the-art EDA tools includes comprehensive suites of Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Agilent, Ansys, etc. tools for a myriad of technologies, including CMOS and III/V, and esoteric tools to simulate the effects of radiation, etc.   The state-of-the-art measurement equipment includes a myriad of standard measurement instruments and a High-Frequency Characterization Room equipped with a 12” Probe System and an Integrated Characterization and Analysis System.  This system, only one of very few in the world, facilitates on-wafer S-parameter RF/mm-wave device characterization from DC to 325 GHz, high frequency noise measurement from 0.3 MHz to 67 GHz and flicker noise measurement up to 40 MHz.

High Frequency Characterization Room

Integrated Characterization and Analysis System

 
 
Cadence University Program Member
 
Cadence design tools are used in undergraduate and postgraduate classes to provide practical experience in the design of integrated circuits and systems. Additionally, they are used by several research groups in the design of chips integrating analog, digital, RF and MEMS circuitry, with foundry fabrications (GF, TSMC, STM, UMC, AMS, IBM, XFAB, etc.,
 
Cadence Products are utilized in the following undergraduates & postgraduates courses:
• EE4304 RADIO FREGUENCY INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN
• EE4080 FINAL YEAR PROJECT
• NM6007 ANALOG IC DESIGN
• NM6008 DIGITAL IC DESIGN
• NM6016 SIMULATION & OPTIMISATION OF ANALOG CIRCUITS
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS USING CADENCE PRODUCTS:
• Analog, Mixed-signal, Power Management and Data Converters
• RF and mm-wave
• Smart Sensors
• Memory and Advances Techniques in Nano-scale CMOS
• Technology Direction and System Integration
 
 
 
 
Laboratory Location Telephone
IC Design I S1-B2b-13 6790 5448
IC Design II S1-B2b-10 6790 5467
IC Design III S2.1-B3-01 6790 6511
Integrated Systems Research Laboratory S1-B2a-04 6790 5478


Contact information:
To know more on the core facilities please contact our Research Centre's Cluster Manager, Dr Tan Yew Heng(Email: eyhtan@ntu.edu.sg, Tel: 6908 2310).


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