Ultra low energy DSP

Friday, February 20, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
POB 2.402
Free and open to the public

In this talk low energy digital signal processing will be addressed. It will be taken from the angle of the power supply voltage. Do we need to lower the supply voltage? How low can we go? Is it energy efficient to go as low as possible? These are the type of questions that will be discussed. Design examples both from open literature as from own research will be given. Also a short excursion towards low energy SRAM memory, and its supply voltage, will be made.

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Wim Dehaene

Wim Dehaene

University of Leuven

Wim Dehaene received the M. Sc. and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1991 and 1996 respectively. After graduating he joined Alcatel Microelectronics where he became a senior project director. In 2002 he joined the University of Leuven again, where he is currently a full professor and head of the ESAT-MICAS research division. His research domain is circuit level design of digital circuits. The current focus is on ultra low power signal processing and memories in advanced CMOS technologies. Part of this research is performed in cooperation with imec, Belgium, where he is also a part time principal scientist. Wim Dehaene is also teaching several classes on electrical engineering and digital circuit and system design. Wim Dehaene is a senior member of the IEEE. He is a member of the technical program committee of ESSCIRC. He is the 2015 short course chair for ISSCC.