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Implementation of Mixed-Signal Ultra-Low-Power Timer Circuits

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Place of work: Erfurt

Team:

Microelectronics

Career level: 

Internship, Thesis or student job

Research field: Integrated sensor systems

Time scope:

By agreement

Start:

As soon as possible

Application deadline: 2024-12-31

Reference number:

IMMS_STUD_ME_0224

Most digital systems comprise some kind of timer circuits for delay generation, time measurement or time-out detection. These units are often designed as digital counters with attached logic. Still, these counters rely on a clock signal for providing a time base. This clock signal and its distribution causes significant energy consumption in ultra-low power systems. Due to the energy constraints, the clock frequency is chosen as low as possible there or the clock signal is even switched off.

In this project, timers based on delay-elements are to be created that allow the clock to be switched off during the wait times. In the phase of a switched-off clock, the time measurement is only based on the delay elements. Since these may vary over process, voltage and temperature, a compensation or in-system-calibration is to implemented.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Concept of Delay-Based timers
  • Estimation of Energy consumption
  • Implementation & Simulation
  • Documentation

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

  • Python
  • Verilog

AND THIS IS US:

We strengthen enterprises with application-oriented research and development in microelectronics, systems engineering and mechatronics and transfer the results of basic research into applications and products. We support companies in launching internationally successful innovations for health, the environment and industry and provide solutions from the feasibility study to series production.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

We thank you for your interest in working with us.

WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU:

  • An attractive workplace in a modern, very well-equipped and industry-oriented research institute
  • Work directly at the interface between university and industry
  • Work in a flexible and creative team and on innovative and challenging topics

For the tasks described in the job offer and with the existing working conditions, an application is possible irrespective of gender and/or any physical disabilities. We foster professional equality of women and men. We invite women in particular to apply. As women are underrepresented at IMMS, they will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional performance.

Address:

IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH (IMMS GmbH)
Ehrenbergstraße 27
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

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