VLSI and Solid State
The field of VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) is concerned with the design, production, and use of highly complex integrated circuits. The revolution in communications and information technology has been fueled by less publicized advances in other areas. One of these is the ability to manufacture integrated circuits containing thousands of transistors with high reliability. OSU has active research in several types of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI). These areas include: Mixed mode CMOS VLSI including analog, MEMS, VLSI computer architecture, and digital circuit and system design.
As systems become smaller and smaller, more capabilities are being put directly onto a wafer including the integration of analog and digital electronics. Moreover, existing designs require excessive design costs to achieve the power, area, and performance requirements of complex system-on-chip (SoC) solutions making current designs challenging and exciting. Oklahoma State University is a leader and innovator in VLSI design extending novel uses of the technology and concepts originally developed for integrated circuits, including integrated sensor arrays, digital photography, highly parallel computers, micro-actuators, neural networks, and a variety of special-purpose architectures and networks of special-purpose devices.
- Semiconductor Devices
- Digital Systems Testing
- RF/Microwave Circuit Design
- Digital VLSI Circuit Design
- CMOS Analog Integrated Circuit Design
- Analog VLSI for Signal Processing
- Microelectronic Fabrication
- System on Chip Architectures
- High Speed Computer Arithmetic
- Advanced High Speed Computer Arithmetic
- Research Labs
VLSI Computer Architecture Research Group
Mixed Signal VLSI Design Group