The history of the Department of Integrated Circuits and Systems Design starts in beginning of 70’s. The experienced staff of the Department has been playing the key role in unique R&D center of the Polish semiconductor factory TEWA. Numerous analog ICs dedicated to consumer electronics as well as ones for digital equipment have been successfully developed: designed in the Department and after that fabricated by TEWA. After system transformation in Poland, thanks to the Europractice program membership (formerly: EuroChip), it became possible to make integrated circuits (IC) designs using cutting edge IC design techniques based on the advanced EDA-CAD software licensed to ITE for educational purposes. In similar way, the Department has gained access to the worldwide manufacturing services offered by silicon foundries like AMS, IHP, UMC, TSMC. ITE profits successful cooperation and Europractice membership up to now by subsequent advanced IC designs being developed.
The Department of Integrated Circuits and Systems Design (ITE-Z09) is involved in numerous research projects, supported by national (KBN, NCBR, NCN) and international (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020) funds.
The Department it is also open for R&D and commercial challenges driven by SMEs or other companies worldwide.
The main activities of the Department are, but not limit to:
- Design of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) – analog, digital and mixed-signal. Prototype of designed circuit can be manufactured in cost-effective way, by unique access to the MPW services of numerous silicon foundries available via Europractice services for educational or commercial purposes in frame of specific type legal agreement. This includes also design of testing environment and measurements of developed ASIC
- Design of electronic systems (complete electronic devices), based on modern microcontrollers, programmable logic and other components available. This includes design of entire electronic circuit, embedded software development and printed circuit boards (PCBs).
- Implementation of algorithms and control structures in programmable logic (FPGAs)
- Design of measurement systems basing on NI LabVIEW™ environment