DOH-22 Masters in Sensor interface integrated circuit design
Contract: Full-time / Fixed Term
Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an EI / IDA technology centre hosted at Tyndall National Institute. Its mission is to carry out industry-led world-class Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF integrated circuit research and to deliver trained people and IP to industry. MCCI is already collaborating with 35 companies and many of the staff eventually transfer into the thriving microelectronics industry in Ireland. MCCI targets real-life applications with its research and currently has projects in diverse topics such as DNA detection, next generation optical communications, bio-sensing, imaging for security applications and early cancer detection. MCCI is carrying out innovative research in the areas of Radio Frequency, Frequency Synthesis, high speed optical transceivers, high performance data-converters and power management integrated circuits to enable new applications.
Reporting to Dr. Daniel O'Hare Senior Researcher at MCCI the position involves the design of low power precision Analogue interface circuits to electronically capture sensor outputs. Smartphones and the Internet of Things have enabled an exponential growth in the numbers of sensors measuring our surroundings. To date each sensor requires a separate analogue interface. In this project we want to investigate novel circuit architectures that can help achieve flexible, low-power, multi-functional sensor interfaces. It will involve working with the team to understand sensor system requirements, propose novel circuit solutions and then design an integrated chip to demonstrate the circuits.
Please refer to www. mcci.ie for more information.
The candidate is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and should help create an efficiently and friendly atmosphere within the MCCI teams and beyond to all teams at Tyndall.
An annual student stipend of €22,000 applies to this successful candidate for this position. In addition, yearly University academic fees will be paid by the Tyndall National Institute.
The closing date for applications is 19th February, 2024.
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