Our Research Expertise

MCCI undertakes collaborative projects in the microelectronics circuit design space with an emphasis on mixed-signal, Analogue and RF circuits. Projects also have algorithm, digital design, IC architecture or system architecture components to them where these can lead to improved performance of mixed-signal circuits.

 

We emphasise the theme of Digitally Assisted Analogue, encompassing digital techniques for the pre-processing, post-processing, test, correction and calibration of Analogue circuits.

 

In order to make ICs more cost effective, lower form factor, lower power and higher performance, designs continue to push down into lower geometry process technologies. 

 

Research Pillars

 

 

Power Management

Our focus is on advanced digital controllers for applications such as Energy harvesting, LED lighting and on highly integrated power supplies to address energy reduction challenges in existing applications and to enable new self-powered applications in the Internet of Things.

 

 

 

RF & Transceivers

Our research covers wired and wireless, with activity underway across frequency synthesis, all digital PLLs, optical transceivers, mixing RF-DAC, RF Power Amplifiers, 5G, discrete-time receiver, Bluetooth Low Energy, and mmWave.

 

 

Data-converters

We work on high precision ADC/DAC for electrochemical sensors. Our work involves high-speed ADCs for next generation communications as well as ultra-low power converters for IoT, Wearables and MedTech applications.

 

 

 

Digital Processing

We research ultra-low-power wearables, sensors for diagnostics, sensors and neurostimulation circuits for implantable devices, and smart surgical tools.