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This project includes several possible M.Sc projects and can be adapted to fit interests and competence of students. The overall background for the project is an existing CMOS radar sensor platform where the goal is to evaluate existing circuit components and investigate possible new implementations that can improve performance and / or energy efficiency. Potential projects can can include RF front-end components, high-speed samplers, data-converters, but also algorithm development.
The development of integrated circuit technologies makes it possible to integrate complete systems on one chip consisting of microprocessors, RAM, dedicated digital modules as well as analogue elements like sensor front-ends, RF modules and power regulators, image pixels, MEMS-structures (pressure sensors, mechanical switches, accelerometers), high quality coils and capacitors etc. This is known as System on Chip (SoC). Development of a SoC is done in several steps where the different modules are developed and verified in different devices before they may be combined into one circuit.