The VLSI group performs cutting-edge research on the emerging challenges in VLSI design. The research of the group covers both design and test of analog, digital, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits at the system, circuit and layout levels.

Current Research Areas

  • Physical Design CAD
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Microwave VLSI circuits
  • Integrated antennas
  • High speed testing
  • Automated testing
  • Trusted and secure processor and hardware
  • Reconfigurable embedded systems
  • A/D and D/A Converters
  • Op Amp design
  • High-Speed Communication Circuits
  • Built-in Self Test (BIST) of Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits
  • Layout techniques for Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits
  • Power management design for Mixed-Signal SoCs
  • Wireless power transfer systems for bioimplants and mobile electronics
  • High-frequency, fast-response, small-form-factor and low-cost voltage regulators for SoCs
  • GaN-based high-ratio power converters for data center
  • Isolated DC-DC converters for medical, industrial and automotive applications

Faculty in This Group

  • Degang Chen (chair)
  • Chris Chu
  • Randall Geiger
  • Cheng Huang
  • Nathan Neihart
  • Santosh Pandey
  • Akhilesh Tyagi
  • Cheng Wang

Research Centers