The Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neuromorphic Circuits, established in 1997, has an extensive track record in VLSI circuit design for advanced digital and analogue systems. It joins the complete IC-design competence from specification down to characterized silicon for multi-million gate Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) in advanced CMOS technologies (down to 28nm). The research areas include circuit design for multi-processor systems-on-chip (e.g. clocking, power management, network-on-chip), advanced mixed-signal circuits (e.g. high-resolution and low-power ADCs) and neuromorphic hardware for brain research and brain-machine-interfaces (BMI).
Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Christian Mayr
Webpage: Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neuromorphic Circuits
Contact: Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Höppner
Sebastian Höppner received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering in 2008 and his Ph.D. in 2013 (honored with Barkhausen award), both from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. He is currently working as research group leader with the Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neuromorphic Circuits at Technische Universität Dresden. His research interests include circuit design for clocking, data transmission and power management in low power systems-on-chip. He has experience in designing full-custom circuits for multi-processor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs), like ADPLL clock generators, register files and high-speed on-chip links, in academic and industrial research projects. He has been managing the full-custom circuit design and digital implementation for 9 MPSoC chips in 65nm and 28nm CMOS technology. He is author or co-author of more than 40 publications and 5 patents (3 issued, 2 pending) in the above fields. Since 2013, he is principle investigator (PI) of the Human Brain Project (HBP) where he is working on integrated circuits for the neuromorphic computing platforms in advanced CMOS technology nodes.