Séminaire ICE « More than Moore Analog Electronics for Harsh Environment Applications »

June 3rd 2021, 2 pm
Online event

Abstract (the talk will be given in english)
Since the 70’s, electronics economy was then governed by the so-called Moore’s law, and we observed the growth of electronic market and the presence digital circuits in daily life activities became ordinary. Recently, electronic technology node achieved a size in the same order of magnitude of semiconductor material lattice and defining the end of Moore’s law. Thus, innovation in electronics is mandatory to address the XXIst century challenges in low power and high-performance systems. Such research challenges are inspiring the industrial renewal. Digital tools and the Internet are redefining working methods and business models. The French industrial ecosystem is affected by this digital transformation, often referred to as the 4th industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Among the priorities of Industry 4.0, we can observe the emergence of sustainable cities, safe and clean transport, the data economy, smart objects, digital security, and energy autonomy. Despite our desire for everything digital, the world remains physical. Humans require a hardware interface to instrument, process, store and communicate this physical data to digital. Analog electronics is thus growing in importance with novel opportunities for connected objects to combine artificial intelligence (AI) and signal processing in low-cost and ultra-low consumption (weak inversion) devices. By bringing AI to the edge of the sensor (IoT-edge), it then becomes possible to give the IoT more flexibility in energy management and decision-making. However, Industry 4.0 electronic devices are subjected to specific applications operating in harsh environments. Examples will be presented in this scenario as: (1) design methodologies enabling ultra-low power devices in nano scaled technologies, (2) intelligent vehicles and their high temperature constraints, and (3) AMS/RF front-end and neuromorphic signal processing.

Pietro FERREIRA (IEEE S’03-SG’06-M’12-SM’18) received the B.Sc. cum lauda and the M.Sc. degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil in 2006 and 2008, respectively; and the Ph.D. degree from the Télécom Paris, IXP, France, in 2011, all in electronic engineering. Researching high-performance high-reliability circuits and systems, he joined IM2NP lab. (UMR CNRS 7334) for one year and IEMN lab. (UMR CNRS 8520) for two years during his tenure track. Since 2014, he has been Associated Professor at Université Paris-Saclay, CentraleSupélec, GeePs (UMR 8507), France. His research interest is design methodologies for harsh environments, microwave, and ultra-low power integrated circuits.