Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a private, not-for-profit organization, of public interest, a partnership of nine institutions with research and development in the field of Telecommunications. IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications. IT is actively involved in fundamental and applied research both at national and international levels. Simultaneously it is committed to foster higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate and postgraduate students. it also plays its role towards public society with public awareness initiatives, knowledge transfer to industry, and by providing consulting services on a non-competing basis.
Role in the project
IT will contribute to PROMISE by involving its Integrated Circuits Group (ICG) in the project. ICG will be responsible by designing two analog IPs, respectively, an integrated LC oscillator and bandgap voltage reference. Significant infrastructure and/or any major items of technical equipment, relevant to the proposed work ICG is a well-established research group in the area of analog IP design and analog IT design automation. The ICG has expertise on both the design of the above mentioned analog IPs and on development of in-house design automation techniques and tools, e.g. AIDAsoft, to enhance the design of analog building blocks with an extensive list of published works. The ICG also has the required infraestruture to design the proposed analog IPs.
Linked projects and initiatives
The following recent projects show the expertise of the Integrated Circuits Group, Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the area of analog IC design, low-power ICs design and also in the area of analog IC design automation, which is a fundamental tool to reach to reach optimal design solutions.
- “AIDA-C: Analog IC Optimizer”, international project with Thales Alenia Space, Toulouse, France, 2013-2021. (PI: Prof. Nuno Horta, IT, Portugal).
- “SCALES – Integrated ADC Architecture Design”, international project with Thales Alenia Space, Toulouse, France, 2011-2014. (PI: Prof. Jorge Guilherme – IPT/IT)
- “RAPID – RF IC Design Automation”, national research project, partnership with UNINOVA, funded by Instituto de Telecomunicações, 2016-2018. (PI: Prof. Nuno Horta, IT, Portugal).
- “DISRUPTIVE – A Paradigm Shift in the Design of Analog and Mixed-Signal Nanoelectronic Circuits and Systems”, national research project, partnership with Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa and INESC-ID, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), 2013-2016. (PI: Prof. João Goes – FCT-UNL)
- “OPERA – Layout-Aware Analog IC Design Automation”, national research project, partnership with UNINOVA, funded by Instituto de Telecomunicações, 2014-2016. (PI: Prof. Nuno Horta – DEEC/IST)