Power efficient electronics research innovation is featured in the ACM TechNews

Power-efficient electronics research innovation featured in ACM TechNews

Research from the ARM-ECS Research Centre, on power-efficient electronics, has been accepted for publication at the prestigious ISSCC 2017 conference and featured in ACM Tech News.

Researchers from the ARM-ECS Centre have presented a paper at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, the world’s foremost forum for advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) event, which ran from 5-9 February, brought together expert engineers from across the globe to study the theme of ‘Intelligent Chips for a Smart World’.

Research carried out through Southampton’s ARM-ECS Research Centre featured in an early session on Analog Techniques. The paper, entitled A 0.68nW/kHz Supply Independent Relaxation Oscillator with ±0.49%/V and 96ppm/°C Stability, demonstrated an oscillator design which compares favourably to state-of-the-art for watts-per-kHz, while still exhibiting comparable temperature and voltage stability characteristics.

The design had been validated as part of the Pipistrelle test-chip family. The paper was presented by Anand Savanth, who is a PhD student at ECS and a Staff Engineer at ARM Cambridge, and was co-authored by ECS academic Dr Alex Weddell and ARM Principal Research Engineer James Myers. The ARM-ECS Research Centre is an industrial research collaboration co-directed by Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi and Visiting Professor Dr David Flynn.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Co-Director of the Centre, said: “I am proud to see the world-leading research in Electronics and Computer Science at the forefront of global discussion to shape our future connected world. It is testament to the cutting-edge work led by our academics, and through our partnership with ARM, that this paper has been accepted into one of the most respected international conferences for electronics design.”

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