PhD Student in Full-Duplex High-Speed Serial Links

High Tech Campus Villach, Euro­pa­straße 12, 9524 Villach, Austria

The Silicon Austria Labs – Doctoral College (SAL-DC) is a novel doctoral training programme for researchers focusing on the field of electronic based systems (EBS). SAL cooperates with industry, academic, and scientific partners on a regional, national, and international level with the aim to build an excellent research network and ecosystem for EBS. Fellows benefit from the training offered by SAL-DC in a highly international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral setting to become future research leaders.

Your future responsibilities

  • With the advancement in CMOS technologies, multiple electronic systems are getting integrated on a single chip. The communication between these systems demands a dramatic increase in bandwidth over on-chip and chip-to-chip transmission lines. Energy and area efficient high-speed data transmission is becoming a challenge in multi-processor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs) and multi-input-multi-output systems (MIMOs)
  • Simultaneous bidirectional (SBD) signaling, where data streams are transmitted and received on both sides of a given channel, is an attractive approach offering higher pin efficiency at a given data rate. The available Ph.D. position is related to the development of SBD transceivers for MIMO applications. This research work focuses on an energy and area efficient SBD transceiver with adaptive echo/crosstalk cancellation for the support of a wide range of channels (on-chip and chip-to-chip transmission lines). The aim is to achieve a behavioral model of all-important effects and novel circuit architectures with adaptive solutions for attenuation of echo and crosstalk

Your profile

Technical Skills:
  • Master's degree or diploma with a strong academic background in analog integrated circuit design is necessary for this position
  • Good knowledge and deep understanding of mathematical analysis in circuit and system design is required
  • Solid experience in IC design CAD tools (like Cadence) for CMOS circuit design and layout 

Social Skills:
  • Both team player and inde­pen­dent researcher

Personal Skills: 
  • Highly moti­vated
  • Orga­nized 


Important Facts

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: September 2020
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 40.978 based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.

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