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Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy

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Symposium and Summer School (Tutorial Lectures)

Tomsk, Russia, September 18-22, 2017

nanoandgiga.com/ngc2017 and apr.tsu.ru

Digital Design and Computer Architecture in the Era of System on Chip (SoC) and Internet of Things (IoT)

Chairs: Yuri Panchul and Stanislav Shidlovsky

For workshop program draft in Russian, click here.

The workshop will involve its participants in the task of building the educational infrastructure for the future of Russian microelectronics. The organizers will present the educational programs originated in Imagination Technologies (the company that designed PowerVR GPU inside Apple iPhone), Radeon Technology Group of Advanced Micro Devices, and University of California Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley. The lectures will be structured to show the path from student projects and research activities to popular devices in consumer electronics, automotive and airspace industries. The participants will have an opportunity to experiment with prototyping system on chips using boards with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) during hands-on exercises. The subtopics of the workshop will include:

  • Setting up the basic education in digital design in a university using Nanometer ASIC program, with the focus on RTL-to-GDSII flow, the mainstream design methodology for the past 25 years;
  • Improving university curriculum in embedded microcontrollers with Connected MCU course that links the traditional microcontroller subjects with computer architecture and RTOSes;
  • Exploring topics for the research projects in processor microarchitecture and heterogeneous computing, using MIPSfpga industrial IP core and FPGA boards;
  • Path to productize the research prototypes of chips for Internet of Things (IoT) using Imagination Oberon platform and Europractice IC services;
  • Discussion of how the market shapes the offerings in licensable processor IP market using MIPS cores from Imagination Technology as examples;
  • Real cases of Russian microelectronic projects that use the discussed technologies, namely Baikal Electronics, ELVEES-NeoTek, MRI Progress and Lab Systems;
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  • General-purpose computing meets graphic processors, what it means for high-performance software, VR, AR and AI applications

For sample slides of the workshop speaker, Charles Dancak, click here

For previous nanometer scale ASIC seminars information, click here

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