University LSI Design Contest

The University LSI Design Contest was conceived as a unique program of ASP-DAC Conference. The purpose of the Contest is to encourage education and research in LSI design, and its realization on chips at universities, and other educational organizations by providing opportunities to present and discuss innovative and state-of-the-art designs at the conference. Application areas and types of circuits include (1) Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Circuits, (2) Digital Signal processing, (3) Microprocessors, and (4) Custom Application Specific Circuits and Memories. Methods or technology used for implementation include (a) Full Custom and Cell-Based LSIs, (b) Gate Arrays, and (c) Field Programmable Devices, including FPGA/PLDs. This year, 26 selected designs from five countries/areas will be disclosed in Session 1D with short presentations followed by live discussions in front of posters with light meals. Submitted designs were reviewed by the members of the University Design Contest Committee. As a result, the 26 designs were selected. Also, we have instituted The Best Design Award and The Special Feature Award.

It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the contributions to the Design Contest, and it is our earnest belief that it will promote and enhance research and education in LSI design in academic organizations. It is also our hope that many people not only in academia but in industry will attend the contest and enjoy the stimulating discussions.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
  • Place: Pacifico Yokohama, Conference Center, 4F
    • Oral Presentation : Room 416+417 (10:20-12:20)
    • Poster Presentation : Room 418 [Food will be served] (12:20-13:40)
  • Co-chairs : Masanori Hariyama (Tohoku University, Japan), Hiroshi Kawaguchi (Kobe University, Japan)
  • University LSI design contest committee
Time Title
1D-1 10:20 - 10:24 A H.264/MPEG-2 Dual Mode Video Decoder Chip Supporting Temporal/Spatial Scalable Video
1D-2 10:24 - 10:28 A Gate-level Pipelined 2.97GHz Self Synchronous FPGA in 65nm CMOS
1D-3 10:28 - 10:32 A 4.32 mm2 170mW LDPC Decoder in 0.13um CMOS for WiMax/Wi-Fi Applications
1D-4 10:32 - 10:36 All-Digital PMOS and NMOS Process Variability Monitor Utilizing Buffer Ring with Pulse Counter
1D-5 10:36 - 10:40 Jitter Amplifier for Oscillator-Based True Random Number Generator
1D-6 10:40 - 10:44 A 65nm Flip-Flop Array to Measure Soft Error Resiliency against High-Energy Neutron and Alpha Particles
1D-7 10:44 - 10:48 Dual-Phase Pipeline Circuit Design Automation with a Built-in Performance Adjusting Mechanism
1D-8 10:48 - 10:52 Geyser-2: The Second Prototype CPU with Fine-grained Run-time Power Gating
1D-9 10:52 - 10:56 An Implementation of an Asynchronous FPGA Based on LEDR/Four-Phase-Dual-Rail Hybrid Architecture
1D-10 10:56 - 11:00 Design and Chip Implementation of a Heterogeneous Multi-core DSP
1D-11 11:00 - 11:04 A Low-Power Management Technique for High-Performance Domino Circuits
1D-12 11:04 - 11:08 Design and Evaluation of Variable Stages Pipeline Processor Chip
1D-13 11:08 - 11:12 TurboVG: A HW/SW Co-Designed Multi-Core OpenVG Accelerator for Vector Graphics Applications with Embedded Power Profiler
1D-14 11:12 - 11:16 Design and Implementation of a High Performance Closed-Loop MIMO Communications with Ultra Low Complexity Handset
1D-15 11:16 - 11:20 A 58-63.6GHz Quadrature PLL Frequency Synthesizer Using Dual-Injection Technique
1D-16 11:20 - 11:24 An Ultra-low-voltage LC-VCO with a Frequency Extension Circuit for Future 0.5-V Clock Generation
1D-17 11:24 - 11:28 A 32Gbps Low Propagation Delay 4x4 Switch IC for Feedback-Based System in 0.13um CMOS Technology
1D-18 11:28 - 11:32 A Fully Integrated Shock Wave Transmitter with an On-Chip Dipole Antenna for Pulse Beam-Formability in 0.18-um CMOS
1D-19 11:32 - 11:36 An On-Chip Characterizing System for Within-Die Delay Variation Measurement of Individual Standard Cells in 65-nm CMOS
1D-21 11:40 - 11:44 Robust and Efficient Baseband Receiver Design for MB-OFDM UWB System
1D-22 11:44 - 11:48 A 95-nA, 523ppm/C, 0.6-uW CMOS Current Reference Circuit with Subthreshold MOS Resistor Ladder
1D-23 11:48 - 11:52 A 80-400 MHz 74 dB-DR Gm-C Low-Pass Filter With a Unique Auto-Tuning System
1D-24 11:52 - 11:56 An Adaptively Biased Low-Dropout Regulator with Transient Enhancement
1D-25 11:56 - 12:00 A Low-Power Triple-Mode Sigma-Delta DAC for Reconfigurable (WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/GSM) Transmitters
1D-26 12:00 - 12:04 A Simple Non-coherent Solution to the UWB-IR Communication
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