CEFOP’s members get first prize on Design School of Digitals Circuits

Rodolfo Redlich and Marcelo Vergara, members of our Center, had obtained the first award on posters and on ending projects category, in the 6th Design School of Digitals Circuits. Due to the last one, the award consists of free registration and transportation to participate in the Argentinean School of Micro-NanoelectronicsTecnology and Applications (EAMTA) 2013.

6th Design School of Digitals Circuits was organized by the Department of Electric Engineering of Universidad Católica de Chile, IEEE CAS Chile and Synopsys. In this occasion, Rodolfo Redlich and Marcelo Vergara showed their work that is developed in our Center.

The members of the Optoelectronics Division were congratulated for their jobs in the development of faster chips for infrared cameras. “The idea is to improve the quality of these cameras, trying to not invalidate the recording sistem”, Rodolfo Redlich said.

“These studies received a lot of attention, in fact there were many questions and we saw much interest in that occasion”, emphasized Marcelo Vergara. The presence of CEFOP consisted on three posters, and Mr. Redlich said “something new and good, because as University we had the greater number of works presented (four), and three of them were from VLSI Lab”.

Journey to Argentina

EAMTA 2013 will be an opportunity to promote their work about microelectronics developments and expose their knowledge. “I’m student of last year and I have my project already finished. My intention is to show in Argentina this work, because we are on applications stage of infrared, so my part of this work is an application”, told Marcelo.

Rodolfo expects presents his postgraduate thesis: “To prepare this chips, that are really smaller, we used less resources and less power, so they are more efficient. Our idea is, finally can make something. This gives us the experience and the knowledge about what is done in this area”, he noted.

Design and prototipe

The production in that kind of work takes a lot of time. “The design is the phase where engineering is applied, and where we set up templates. This templates are sent to a factory, and it take about four or six months to get the chips. Just in that moment we know if the design works”. New design improvements are still generated during the work, say the investigators. Rodolfo and Marcelo remark this first chip “works to the purpose of evaluation the first designs, to observe if they are working and then, we can make a more modern technology”. 

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