La seccion IEEE Uruguay y el capitulo COMSOC de Uruguay tienen el agrado de invitarles a la presentación del PhD. Fabian Vargas de la Universidad Católica de Porto Alegre, que estará en Montevideo con motivo de una gira Academica visitando Universidades Uruguayas y efectuará una presentación sobre uno de los temas en que se encuentra trabajando:

«Design of Integrated Circuits for Electromagnetic Compatibility»

La misma tendrá lugar en la Universidad ORT Cuareim y Mercedes el día 30 de julio a las 18:30 hs.

The increasing hostility of the electromagnetic environment, caused substantially by the ubiquitous adoption of wireless technologies as mobile telephones and personal computers, represents a huge challenge for the reliability of real-time embedded systems. In this scenario, electromagnetic interference (EMI) can induce transient faults in the electronics. Upon such conditions, the embedded systems reliability is degraded. Depending on the application where these systems are used for, the consequences can be catastrophic.

This talk discusses techniques for the enhancement of signal integrity in integrated circuits (ICs). The presentation is geared towards exploiting hybrid (hardware + software) solutions to design ICs robust to radio-frequency (RF) energy created within or outside an integrated circuit.

The talk is divided in two parts. The first one addresses some of the commonly used solutions to design multi-layer, high-density SoCs and boards for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) -compliant embedded applications. Procedures and standards used to test integrated circuits with respect to electromagnetic emission and susceptibility will also be briefly presented.

The talk’s second part describes recent research carried out at the Catholic University (PUCRS) to support the design of ICs for embedded applications. From the hardware point-of-view, this research is focused on two solutions: development of intellectual property (IP) cores and techniques to dynamically control the on-chip clock distribution network. In terms of software, profiling techniques have been intensively explored to guide the development of robust application codes and kernels for real-time operating systems (RTOS).

Fabian Vargas received his B.S. degree in EE from the Catholic University (PUCRS), Brazil, in 1988, the M.Sc. degree in CS from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), also in Brazil, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1995. Since 1996 he is Associate Professor at the Catholic University (PUCRS). In 1997 he founded and chaired for six years the Latin American Group of the IEEE Computer Society – Test Technology Technical Council (LA-TTTC). In 2000, he created the 1st IEEE Latin American Test Workshop (LATW). His research interests include Fault-Tolerant Systems Design, On-Line Testing, and Robust Hardware-Software Design for Embedded Systems. Prof. Vargas is a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society.