The Integrated Circuits and Systems laboratory is dedicated to research on integrated circuit design and electronic system development. The activities performed in this laboratory are divided into three main lines:
- Integrated circuit design, covering aspects of circuit simulation and experimental characterization.
- Electronic system development, dedicated to FPGA and microcontroller based electronic system development.
- Electronic systems for Radioastronomy applications, covering aspects of modeling simulation and development.
The Integrated Circuits and Systems laboratory is equipped with general purpose measurement equipment for circuit characterization, including network and spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, power meters for RF and optical signal measurements and a temperature chamber. In terms of software, the Integrated Circuits and Systems laboratory has access to Cadence and ADS software for circuit simulation, Xilinx software for FPGA system development and Matlab for mathematical modeling needs. Integrated circuit technology access has been established through Europractice and MOSIS programs.