The design of analog and radio-frequency (RF) circuits in CMOS technology becomes increasingly more difficult as device modeling faces new challenges in deep submicron processes and emerging circuit applications. The sophisticated set of characteristics used to represent today's "digital" technologies often proves inadequate for analog and RF design, mandating many additional measurements and iterations to arrive at an acceptable solution. Two fully funded PhD projects are available to address some of these issues. The first project looks at novel circuit design techniques to harden embedded SRAM cells and other circuits to transient and dose rate effects as well as total ionising dose (TID) using circuit design techniques. The second project will explore in-depth analysis of the capacitor non-idealities limiting the performance of the state of art numerical converters. The main areas of investigation focus on the capacitor mismatch drift and dielectric absorption. Both projects will use state-of-the art design tools, fabrication of the ICs on the latest deep submicron technology nodes, and facilities at the University of Southampton and the companies for design and device characterisation.
PhD studentship with Analog Devices https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJT662/phd-studentship-development-of-improved-capacitor-structures-for-data-converters
PhD studentship with AWE Ltd https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=97375