Σεμινάριο Τμήματος & CEID social hour
Ημερομηνία-χώρος: Παρασκευή 8 Ιουνίου, 3-5μμ, Κτίριο Β (Αίθουσα ΑΣ)
Ομιλητής: Θεόδωρος Σιμόπουλος, Μεταδιδάκτορας-Ερευνητής
Τίτλος: Extending the research in the semiconductor memory field using hardware cell libraries
Περίληψη: The usage of memory compiler tools in order to fast equip microelectronic designs with the needed amount of static memory is increasing rapidly. However, the design result that the memory compilers provide is flattened, leading to the major disadvantage of an increased difficulty level when memory design modifications are needed, targeting the creation of custom memory applications.
During this speech the advantages of the usage of hardware cell libraries in order to create custom semiconductor memories will be revealed. The implementation of two novel static memory designs will be shown. The first targets to the performance of the memory, presenting a new static memory, called WDSRAM, able to write its storage cells three times faster than the typical SRAM models. The second targets to the operation of the memory, showing a novel static memory configuration able to write or read simultaneously multiple portion of the memory, even present at different memory rows. In this speech the possibilities of extending the research in the semiconductor memory field beyond the typical models will be addressed.
The speech will be based on the papers:
1. T. Simopoulos, T. Haniotakis, G. Ph. Alexiou, “A 1Kx32 bit WDSRAM Page with Rapid Write Access,” 13th IEEE International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, 2018, Taormina, Italy.
2. T. Simopoulos, L. Spyridopoulos, G. Ph. Alexiou, N. Konofaos, “Multi Field SRAM Access via Intra-Encoders and Crossbar Addressing Scheme,” IEEE International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies, 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Σύντομο βιογραφικό: Theodoros Simopoulos received the diploma, master’s and doctor’s degree from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras. As a member of the Atmel Hellas corporation, he got involved with the company’s FPGA’s. Among other tasks, mainly concerning FPGA placement techniques, he also programmed the base code in order to support the dynamic reconfiguration of the FPGA part of the FPSLIC technology via its AVR microcontroller. Currently, he is teaching in the field of Computer Science and Microelectronics at the 2nd and 3rd grade of education and he is also a post-doctoral researcher at the Microelectronics Laboratory of the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department.