IoT on the Edge

 
IME’s integrated circuits and AI hardware development team is supported by a strong team of established researchers. The team has amassed an extensive portfolio of IP building blocks, including computing hardware, ultra-low-power sensor node processor (SNP), power management integrated circuit (PMIC), sensor readout IC, radio transceivers, hardware securities and system-on-chip design. These capabilities are designed to support next-generation innovative devices and systems, such as miniaturization, integrated power management, energy efficiency and wireless connectivity for AI-enabled Internet-of-Things (IoT). Neuromorphic computing and Deep learning are the two latest development that team is focusing on.

Edge Computing

IME’s Edge computing group partners with leading industry partners, research institutes and local universities to foster high-impact research based on three main pillars:

(1)Scalable SoC Architectures
(2)AI hardware, Near- and In-memory computing
(3)Ultra-light weight hardware security

These focus areas are key to enabling Edge Computing and the Internet of Things ( IoT). IME also places deep emphasis on developing platform and IP portfolios for supporting future computing technologies such as Neuromorphic Computing, Analog-memory-based computation, Emerging memory devices, Deep Learning hardware and Secure processors.  

RF mmWave

mmWave and RF circuits are the driving force and backbone for enabling 5G, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Healthcare monitoring, Contactless sensing and various satellite communications applications. IME’s mmwave & RF IC group is indigenously developing low formfactor mmwave radar & connectivity solutions with antenna in package ( AiP) significantly for Industry by collaborating with complementing research groups. The next generation Research and development in MMICS & RFICs can be broadly classified into three categories:

1) High Resolution mmWave Radar
2) mmWave Connectivity
3) Radios for Low Power, Battery-less, Cognitive Connectivity

ULP Analog & Mixed-Signal IC

Analog and mixed-signal circuits build the bridge between the analog and digital domains. IME’s Ultra-low-power (ULP) Analog and Mixed-signal IC group focus on the low voltage, ultra-low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit development with three main focus areas:
(1)Sensor Interface IC
(2)Biomedical IC
(3)Power Management
IME established technology platform and IP portfolio as the key enabling technology for high performance sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), smart wearables and integrated power regulators. 

Smart IC Design

Modern electronic integrated circuits (ICs) are strictly designed to deliver operational and functional specifications. Designing these ICs involve the use of electronic design automation (EDA) software. A typical IC design process goes through a series of complex steps and trial-and-error to achieve design goals, thus slowing down productivity in the process. The motivation for increasing productivity in effective ways have shifted from improving the EDA tools and their interoperability, to designing faster and greater varieties of IC intellectual property (IP), which is becoming more aligned with overall business strategies.
 
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