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Analog Custom IC Implementation and Verification Seminar (Synopsys)

IMB-CNM, Tuesday, 16 January, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This event is a one-day technical seminar providing a complete overview of Synopsys Analog custom design and verification Platform. Synopsys Custom Compiler is a modern Analog Design environment allowing you to drastically reduce your schematic and layout effort. In this session we will demonstrate how Custom Compiler's visually-assisted automation has transformed analog layout methodology, and show you how Custom Compiler's assisted placement, assisted routing, and template-based design reuse capabilities can reduce layout tasks from days to hours. The seminar will also highlight the tight integration with Synopsys Analog Mixed Signal verification tools (HSpice, FineSim and CustomSim) Synopsys physical verification and parasitic extraction (IC Validator & StarRC) to deliver a "Custom IC design Platform".

Who Should Attend: Engineers and managers who are interested in Analog and Custom Design.

For information, please contact Lluis Terés at IMB-CNM. 

IMB-CNM Talks: IMB-CNM Reverse Engineering Group. A short tour of the Institute's "darkest" service - Jofre Pallarés, IMB-CNM.

Sala de Actos Pepe Millán, IMB-CNM, Campus UAB.
01/12/2017 11:30 a.m.

Abstract: In this presentation we will see a short review of the Reverse Engineering Group, its composition, main duties and history. We will give also some eye-catching examples of our work, from cleanroom process control to secure chip hacking.
If you are passionate about the microelectronic technology and the engineering behind it, and want to see it from an unusual point of view, don't miss our talk!

Science Week in November

During the Science Week in November, the "Zenon Navarro" Microelectronics Museum Space of IMB-CNM will be open for visits.

The 22nd Science Week in Catalonia will be held from 10th to 19nd November, and the Science and Technology Week at CSIC will be held during all November.

IMB-CNM will have “Open Doors” at the Zenon Navarro Museum Space from 13th to 17th November, from 10 h to 13 h and from 15 h to 17 h.

Group visits (more than 10 persons) require a reservation (please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

IMB-CNM Thesis Defense: Analysis of Bidirectional Switch Power Modules for Matrix Converter Application - PhD student: José-Luis Gálvez Sánchez, Director: Xavier Jordà i Sanuy

Sala de Actos Pepe Millán, IMB-CNM, Campus UAB
24/10/2017 11:00am

Abstract: There is a wide and increasing demand in industrial applications which require bidirectional transfer of power between the AC utility and the load, and vice versa such as renewable energies (wind turbines, photo-voltaic, fuel-cells; smart-grids), electric traction, etc. The possibility of performing a direct AC-AC conversion is a fact thanks to the Matrix Converter (MC) topology. The typical configuration of a MC is based on nine bidirectional switches (BDSs) required to directly connect the three input phases of an AC grid with the three output phases of a load (typically, a motor). The aim of this thesis is the analysis of the commutation processes in BDSs, the prediction of their power dissipation in typical MC operation and the development of a new controlled bidirectional switch module which integrates the power stage functionality with the intelligence in one component called BDS-IPM to enhance the modularity and feasibility of MC applications. The BDS-IPM is itself a complex power electronics system since many disciplines converge in it: power semiconductor devices, thermal power management, device level control (i.e. gate drive circuits) and high level control (i.e. current commutation strategy implementation, active protection issues).

IMB-CNM Talks: Academic SEO: Cómo difundir y dar mayor visibilidad a nuestra producción académica - Prof. Luis Codina, UPF

Sala de Actos Pepe Millán, IMB-CNM, Campus UAB
06/10/2017 11:30am

Abstract: Algunas evaluaciones de la actividad científica se basan, no tanto en la publicación sino en el impacto de la misma. Ante esto, se denomina en ocasiones SEO Académico al conjunto de actividades llevadas a cabo con el objetivo de incrementar la visibilidad de la producción científica y con ella, la probabilidad de que sea citada. Estas actividades suelen girar alrededor asegurar la correcta identificación de la identidad del autor y el open access, todo ello mediado por el uso de repositorios, redes sociales académicas y otros instrumentos de cooperación y de difusión.


We are glad to present the "3rd Scientific Meeting of BNC-b Students". The event is aimed to present the work performed by the PhD students of the whole Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster – Bellaterra (ICMAB, ICN2, IMB-CNM, UAB, ALBA), promoting the networking between them. The event incorporates all the framework of the UAB Research Park, as well as other universities as UB or UPC. Moreover, it is also open to master and undergraduate students, and the scientific community at large.

The meeting structure will include the usual oral presentations and posters. Furthermore, we will gather different invited speakers to share with us their experience working in companies, as magazine editors or in the world of divulgation. They will also talk about the skills acquired during the PhD that can be useful outside the academic world, so this event represents a good chance to meet people who have already followed this path and who can give you good advice. Here you will have the opportunity to meet other PhD students, and share your experience and research from different nanoscience areas.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: October 6th 2017

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