• European Projects
  • RESilient Integrated SysTems (RESIST)
  • The RESIST project targets reliability aware design methods and run-time approaches for next-generation resilient integrated electronic systems. This project aims at increasing the quality and competitiveness of European integrated electronic circuits and systems by developing reliability-aware design approaches and health-monitoring solutions of unreliable hardware to improve their reliability and lifetime. This is especially important for electronic circuits and systems that need to operate in harsh working environments, such as Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial and Healthcare.
  • STW Projects
  • Wearable Brainwave Processing Platform (BrainWave)
  • Brain-related diseases, such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease (PD), are severely degrading people’s quality of life. Few of the disease cases can be cured by medication alone. Many patients have to go to specialized hospitals to receive continuous monitoring of their electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, which is costly and impacts patient’s well-being. Current EEG sensing and processing platforms used in advanced hospitals are bulky and wired to the patient’s head. The used equipment is also power hungry and not self-sustainable, thereby far from being wearable, prohibiting continuous monitoring. A solution is urgently needed to help these patients and raise their quality of life.

    In this BrainWave project, we research and develop a wearable brainwave processing platform enabling 24/7 healthcare of epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease patients in non-hospital environments. Its key contribution is a novel brainwave processor which will analyze and interpret the EEG signals that are collected non-invasively by a multi-channel sensor interface. Ultra-low-power, on-chip context-aware and patient-specific signal processing together with features such as data logging and cloud connection will make this brainwave processing platform really wearable and suitable for non-hospital environments.

  • SRC Projects
  • QoS-Adequate Baseband Radio Processing (QoS-AB)
  • A variety of self-sustaining systems based on intelligent sensor nodes is emerging in different application domains. Smart sensor devices connect to each other and are accessible from anywhere, forming an Internet-of-Things (IoT). The design of robust and energy efficient intelligent sensors is critical for IoT applications. QoS-AB will provide ultra-low-power wireless communication solutions that are configurable for different IoT application domains with different Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. Ultra-low-power baseband processors for the IEEE 802.15.4 and WiFi standards will be developed with adequate computing paradigms.

  • CSC (China Scholarship Council) Projects
  • Cell-Aware ATPG
  • Cell-Aware ATPG is the next-generation test pattern generation approach that is expected to significantly improve the test quality (and hence: reduce the test escape rate) at a relatively small increase in test execution cost. This is particularly important in quality-driven markets such as automotive and healthcare. In collaboration with leading EDA supplier Cadence Design Systems and leading nano-electronics research institute imec, the Electronic Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) intends to set up an experimental Cell-Aware ATPG tool flow for various advanced technology libraries and evaluate its effects.

  • Master Projects
Several projects are available for master students at TU/e. You would have access to industrial standard circuit design tools and advanced 28nm/40nm CMOS technology. There is high possibility for master students to publish high quality papers at international journals or conferences and tapeout chips by doing the projects listed below. Interested students are welcome to contact me.
    • Fine-Grained Power/Ground Gating
    • Approximate Computing
    • Ultra-Low-Power / Ultra-Low-Voltage Circuit Design
    • 3D Integration