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Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (MIXDES), 2011 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference

Date 16-18 June 2011

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  • [Front and back cover]

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  • [Title page]

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  • Preface

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  • International Programme Committee

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 5 - 6
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  • Table of contents

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  • General invited papers

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 15 - 16
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  • Design and technology of high-power silicon devices

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 17 - 22
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    Power semiconductors are playing a leading role in the power electronics systems, because they are enablers for new technical solutions with higher performance and efficiency. The most important concepts of today's high-power devices are Phase Controlled Thyristor (PCT), Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristor (IGCT), Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and PiN diode. Silicon-based devices are ... View full abstract»

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  • NeoSilicon based nanoelectromechanical information devices

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 23 - 26
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    NeoSilicon is a novel functional material consisted of ensemble of nanocrystalline Si quantum dots with controlled dot size and inter-dot distance. Bandgap of NeoSilicon can be controlled by dot size due to the quantum size effect and transport properties are controlled by inter-dot distance due to the tunneling effect. A variety of new applications, such as ballistic electron surface emitting dis... View full abstract»

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  • Technology challenges in silicon devices beyond the 16 nm node

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 27 - 31
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    An overview of metallic source/drain (MSD) contacts in nano-scaled MOSFET technology is provided in this paper. MSD contacts offer several benefits for nano-scaled CMOS, i.e. extremely low S/D parasitic resistance, abruptly sharp junctions between S/D and channel and preferably low temperature processing. In order to achieve high performance MSD MOSFETs, many design parameters such as Schottky bar... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical engineering

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  • Automatic image contrast enhancement method for liver vasculature detection

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 35 - 38
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    This paper presents an automatic method for image contrast enhancement necessary as a preprocessing step during vasculature detection in medical images. The method takes as input two volumetric images: one containing the original data from a computed tomography (CT) study and the other one containing segmented liver as a binary mask. The aim of the method is to enhance the contrast in the original... View full abstract»

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  • Center of pressure trajectory segmentation for postural stability analysis

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 39 - 43
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    The paper proposes a new approach to the analysis of the human postural stability. In this method, based on parametric representation of the center of pressure (COP) trajectory, a new one-dimensional signal is calculated. The use of the signal results in a reduction of the problem complexity and makes possible defining of new parameters that describe postural stability. View full abstract»

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  • CMOS circuit for detection of neural impulses

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 44 - 47
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    Diseases resulting from obesity are increasing problem in modern society. To limit this problem research on effective therapy is indispensable. Interesting method may be stimulation of the neural system, allowing to control appetite. During our work on this subject it became necessary to design VLSI chip allowing to analyze neural impulses. In this paper the designed chip is presented. It was desi... View full abstract»

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  • CT images processing as one of the stages in knee joint alloarthroplasty

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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    The main aim of this research is checking the accuracy and ascertaining the quality of a new method of the knee joint alloarthroplasty. The first step of the proposed method is finding the mechanical axis of the lower limb on the basis of fuzzy connectedness concept. In the second step, a radiologist or an orthopedist has to qualify the pathologically modified bone structures within the knee joint... View full abstract»

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  • Liver surface deformation model for minimally invasive surgery

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 52 - 55
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    The enormous number of advantages of minimally invasive surgery leads to the development of computer systems that are helpful tools during laparoscopic operations. In the paper a liver deformation model has been proposed including the shape deflection of the liver surface while inserting a tool into the organ and extracting it. The model is an answer to the need of better visualization during endo... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative tumour tissue measurements in subjects with high-grade gliomas

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 56 - 61
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    The paper deals with the segmentation of brain tumours in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. The segmentation method developed is based on the analysis of three MR series namely: T1-weighted (T1W), contrast enhanced T1W (CE-T1W) and perfusion maps images. The differential images after and before contrast agent administration are segmented with the use of the Kernelised Fuzzy C-Means (KFCM) method, yi... View full abstract»

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  • Compact modelling for diagnostics and design of nanoscaled analog ICs

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 63 - 64
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  • Adaptive EPFL-EKV long and short channel MOS device models for Qucs, SPICE and modelica circuit simulation

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 65 - 70
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    Equation-defined non-linear functional elements are important building blocks in the development of compact semiconductor device models. Current trends in compact device modeling suggest widespread acceptance among the modeling community of Verilog-A, for semiconductor device specification, model exchange and circuit simulation. This paper outlines techniques for the development of adaptive EPFL-E... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of selected methods for CMOS integrated circuit design for yield optimization

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 71 - 76
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    Two approaches for CMOS integrated circuit design taking into account a process variability and oriented towards optimization of a parametric yield have been reviewed. These are a method based on cumulative distribution function, and a so-called worst-case distance method, based on random variable probability density function. In both methods there is an assumption that CMOS process statistical da... View full abstract»

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  • Closed-form expressions for the coupling capacitance computation between through silicon vias and interconnects for 3D ICs

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 77 - 81
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    Three dimensional (3D) integration attempts to keep Moore's Law effectively in the years to come. Through-silicon-vias (TSV) processes offer a step towards 3D integration. In this work, the capacitive coupling between TSVs and (horizontal) interconnects is studied. A closed-form formula is derived by studying the physics of the problem. In the analysis, no fitting techniques are utilized. As resul... View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced NQS lauritzen diode model

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 82 - 84
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    This paper deals with enhancement of a PN diode standard model towards including substrate PN junction, and reverse recovery effect models. This leads to improvement in power management, EMC and switching application design. View full abstract»

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  • Figure-of-merit for optimizing the current-efficiency of low-power RF circuits

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 85 - 89
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    The widely used RF Figures-of-Merit such as transit frequency (ft) and maximum frequency of oscillation (fmax), are only partial measures of performance and not well adapted to ultra-low power RF design. These FoMs are narrowly defined to characterize the speed of operation but without any consideration about the power efficiency of the device. A new FoM comprising both, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Inversion factor based design methodology using the EKV MOS model

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 90 - 94
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    This paper presents a hierarchical design methodology based on the inversion factor (IF) as a key design parameter and the equations of the EKV MOS Model. A structured design approach is used to allow high flexibility. The efficiency of the methodology is demonstrated through the design of a fully differential folded-cascode OTA with gain boosting. Firstly, the partitioning into basic blocks is do... View full abstract»

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