Energy-efficient IoT Electronics

Project Description

Computing platforms, already pervasive in modern life, are expected to reach unprecedented levels of portability and immersion through IoT systems.  Gartner predicts 25 billion IoT devices by 2021, and hardware is expected to account for 35% of the $1.7T market (Statista).  IoT devices need low power electronics that can benefit from energy harvesting or efficiently perform computation with small batteries.  Hardware and software co-design techniques in electrical and computer engineering are being investigated to address these goals.

Research Goals

  • Build computer-aided design models of integrated circuits
  • Investigate the design space for hardware and software architectures

Learning Goals

  • How to evaluate the performance of an integrated circuit and a computing system
  • How to perform computer-aided design and simulation of an integrated circuit
  • How to develop software automation for hardware design process

Group Conducting Research

VLSI and Architecture Lab: