The EOLAB-Microelectronics Lab was established in 1996 within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of University of Cagliari with the aim of creating and developing strong skills in the field of both analog and digital microelectronics for the students of the Electronic Engineering program of study. Since then, more than 150 students per year have attended the courses held by the Lab staff and more than 30% of the students who graduated in Electronic Engineering have completed their thesis work in our Lab.
University of Cagliari is the only technical university in Sardinia, the most beautiful (at least in our opinion) and one of the largest islands of Mediterranean sea. Sardinia is worldwide famous for its beaches, sea and tourist resorts but, recently, it has known an impressive growth of IT related companies which have turned it into one of the main italian (and european) technological sites.
We firmly believe that, within this cultural and economic context, it is extremely important to create stable and strong relationships between our Lab and local and international enterprises in order to: (1) develop advanced industrial research projects to create skills, competencies, know-how and a rich technical background and to promote technological transfer from (and to) the university (2) improve the quality of students' education and match their skills to industrial requirements.
In the last years we followed this idea working on projects in collaboration with local enterprises as well as international groups. We strongly encourage the mobility of our students and we are conscious of the importance of working on practical problems. We like the idea of going from a concept to a final working device.
VLSI design, mainly low-power analog and digital systems, is the primary field of our research. We have facilities for designing devices from concept to final prototype chip. In the digital domain we have developed single blocks as well as full processors models, and we have integrated them both into IC and FPGA. In the analog domain we work primarily on full-custom ICs for low-power and sensory applications. We have also developed mixed-signal designs. We exploit most of the up-to-date CAD and EDA tools for simulations, synthesis, full-custom design of analog cells, floorplanning, routing of digital IC, realization of digital blocks on FPGA.
In this site you will find information about our R&D activities, our projects and skills as well as the courses held at the Lab and the education given to young electronic engineers trained here. If you would like to know something more about us, please, feel free to browse the site or contact us: everyone is welcome!