Student Design Contest Co-Chairs

Byunghoo Jung
Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN
Bill Bowhill
Intel Corp.
Hudson, MA

The purpose of the DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest is to promote excellence in the design of electronic systems by providing competition between graduate and undergraduate students at universities and colleges. The Student Design Contest is jointly sponsored by DAC and its sponsors, ISSCC, and the corporate sponsors named below.

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2009 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Winners

Smart Memories Polymorphic Chip Multiprocessor
Ofer Shacham, Zain Asgar, Han Chen, Amin Firoozshahian, Rehan Hameed, Christos Kozyrakis, Wajahat Qadeer, Stephen Richardson, Alexandre Solomatnikov, Don Stark, Megan Wachs, Mark Horowitz –
Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, CA

Large-Scale SRAM Variability Characterization Chip in 45nm CMOS
Zheng Guo, Andrew Carlson, Liang-Teck Pang, Kenneth Duong, Tsu-Jae King Liu, Borivoje Nikolic - University of California, Berkeley

A 600MS/s 30mW 0.13μm CMOS ADC Array Achieving over 60dB SFDR with Adaptive Digital Equalization
Wenbo Liu, Yun Chiu – Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

A 212MPixels/s 4096x2160p Multiview Video Encoder Chip for 3D/Quad HDTV Applications
Li-Fu Ding, Wei-Yin Chen, Pei-Kuei Tsung, Tzu-Der Chuang, Pai-Heng Hsiao, Yu-Han Chen, Shao-Yi Chien, Liang-Gee Chen – National Taiwan Univ.,
Taipei, Taiwan

A Fully-Automated Process Characterization Macro for Gate Dielectric Breakdown
John Keane, Shrinivas Venkatraman, Chris H. Kim – Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Paulo F. Butzen – Univ. Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

A Heterogeneous MPSOC with Hardware Supported Dynamic Task Scheduling for Software Defined Radio
Torsten Limberg, Markus Winter, Marcel Bimberg, Reimund Klemm, Marcos Tavares, Holger Eisenreich, Georg Ellguth, Jens-Uwe Schlüßler, Emil Matus, Gerhard Fettweis – Tech. Univ. Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Hendrik Ahlendorf – ZMD AG, Dresden, Germany

An Ultrasensitive CMOS Magnetic Biosensor Array for Point-Of-Care (POC) Microarray Application
Hua Wang, Ali Hajimiri – California Institute of Tech., Pasadena, CA

Phoenix: An Ultra-Low Power Processor for Cubic Millimeter Sensor Systems
Mingoo Seok, Scott Hanson, Yu-Shiang Lin, Zhiyoong Foo, Daeyeon Kim, Yoonmyung Lee, Nurrachman Liu, Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw – Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

A 1.2 V 26 mW Configurable Multiuser Mobile MIMO-OFDM/-OFDMA Baseband Processor
Jung-Mao Lin, Hsin-Yi Yu, Yu-Jen Wu, Hsi-Pin Ma – National Tsing-Hua Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan


Stephen Richardson, Alex Solomatnikov, Wajahat Qadeer, Amin Firoozshahian, Ofer Shacham, Rehan Hameed, Reimund Klemm, Jung-Mao Lin, Yu-Jen Wu, His-Pin Ma, Holger Eisenreich, Markus Winter, Mingoo Seok, Shishpal Rawat, William Joyner, Patrick Madden, Byunghoo Jung, John Keane, Hua Wang , Tzu-Der Chuang, Zheng Guo, Ian Burgess, Troy Wood, Professor Yun Chiu

Former DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Winners

45th Student Design Contest Winners
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