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Reconfigurable Fabrics: Evolvable Hardware focusing on self-healing and group testing techniques to extend mission lifetime of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Field Programmable Analog Arrays (FPAAs).
Deeply-Scaled CMOS Design: Extraction and remodeling of critical paths to optimize energy-delay-product and aging-mitigation in ALU design.
Emerging Logic Devices: Design and modeling of post-CMOS switching devices emphasizing non-Von Neumann logic-in-memory computing approaches.
Performance-Aware Datapaths: Energy and Quality-Aware architectures for signal and image processing.


Resources Available

— 1000 sq ft of lab and cubicle space in HEC-242 and EB1-274

— Access to Stokes 2400 core cluster

— Servers and Workstation

  • Two Dell PowerEdge R620 (16G RAM, 16 cpu cores, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 0 @ 2.90GHz)
  • Two Sun Solaris Servers
  • A 16-node Dell Power-edge 1950 cluster, per node Dual Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor, 4GB memory, 2 500/144 GB SATA/SAS hard drives
  • A 48-node Sun Solaris cluster
  • A data archive center for SEECS Data warehouse project, including two Dell storage servers and four PowerVault MD1000 Storage Trays
  • An 8-SCSI-Disk RAID System
  • High-end PC Workstations: 8 dedicated + 5 shared
  • Tens of Dell workstations

— Testing Equipment

  • A Tektronix MSO4104 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
  • A Tektronix TLA6403 Logic Analyzer
  • A Tektronix TLA5204B Logic Analyzer
  • An Agilent N6705 DC Power Analyzer
  • A Keithley 2000 Multimeter

— FPGA Platform/Design Kits

  • Two BEECube BEE4-LX550T-U 64GB RAM
  • Two miniBEECube
  • 15 Xilinx FPGA Embedded Kit Kintex-7
  • 12 Avnet Zynq-7000 Zedboard
  • 3 Virtex 7 boards, Vivado floating licenses plus ISE and planahead

— EDA Toolchains

  • Cadence University Bundle
  • Synopsys University Bundle
  • Xilinx Vivado/ISE Design Edition
  • Licensed framework toolchain for dynamic partial reconfiguration of Xilinx devices
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