Ph.D. Proposal Oral Exam - Barry Muldrey

Title:  Algorithms for Post-Silicon Validation and Debug of Radio-Frequency, Analog, and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems

Committee: 

Dr. Chatterjee, Advisor

Dr. Hasler, Chair

Dr. Wang

Dr. Durgin

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed research is to develop algorithms and tools to automate and assist in the debugging of large, mixed-signal electronic system designs. Cutting edge fabrication processes allow for the integration of a large quantity of highly diverse components onto a single die. Engineering decisions and design validation currently take place at one of two levels: detailed simulation of small portions of the system or coarse approximations of chip-level behavior of the system. Bugs present in fabricated systems are casting doubt on pre-silicon validation and design decisions. The proposed research will provide tools for debugging designs throughout the design phase -including early silicon- and yield information enabling better decision-making and more rapid discovery and elimination of design bugs.

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Monday, April 3, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 1315, Klaus