the Technical University of Sofia

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Educational and R&D Activities

at the Faculty of Electronics,

the Technical University of Sofia


Prof. Dr. Marin Hristov

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Manolov

Technical University of Sofia

Bulgaria

Who Are We?


THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF
SOFIA (TUS) is a major educational and
research center in Bulgaria. It is the largest
higher engineering school with more than
60 years of experience.


20 000 students are being educated by 2000
academics in the University.

Who Are We?
(cont.)

Who Are We?
(cont.)

Main Faculties of TUS



Faculty of Automatics



Faculty of Electronics



Faculty of Electrical Engineering



Faculty of Power Engineering



Faculty of Computer Systems



Faculty of Communications



Faculty of Mechanical Engineering



Faculty of Machine Technology



Faculty of Management



Faculty of Transport



Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics



Who Are We?
(cont.)

Foreign Education
Programme

Divisions




Faculty of German Engineering Education


and Industrial Management



English Language Department of


Engineering



French language department of electrical


engineering


Who Are We?
(cont.)

Faculty of Electronics



The Faculty of Electronics was established in 1987.


It has over 30 educational laboratories and 10
research laboratories.


There are 1200 full
-
time and part
-
time students
and 51 PhD students.


The academic staff consists of 92 professors and
assistant professors, 18 technical support
personnel.

Who Are We?
(cont.)

S
pecialisations:



1. Electronic Medical Equipment Engineering,
taught by the Department of Electronic
Engineering

2. Electronic Control Systems, taught by the above
department;

3. Microelectronics, taught by the Department of
Semiconductor and Microelec
-
tronic Elements
Design and Technology

4. Power Electronics, taught by the department of
the same name.


Who Are We?
(cont.)

Courses in the Faculty



The Bachelor degree course in Electronics is 4
years of study


The Master degree course in Electronics is 1,5
years of study after; Bachelor;


PhD degree course is 3 years of study.


Who Are We?
(cont.)

Curriculum


Mathematics/Calculus


Physics


Programming


Theory of Electrical Engineering


Signals and Systems


Semiconductor Devices


Analog and Digital Circuit Design


Introduction to Computer Systems


Microprocessor System Design


CAD in Electronics


Who Are We?
(cont.)

Curriculum (cont.)


Microelectronics


Telecommunications


Computer Architecture


Microprocessor control of electromechanical
systems


Computer simulation of electrical systems


CAD/САМ systems


Computer systems for testing


Who Are We?
(cont.)

Main Research Areas of the Faculty




Analog and Digital VLSI and IP modules.



Embedded Systems



Integrated Electronic Systems for Measurement and
Control



Biomedical engineering



Specialised power supply units



Measurement and control of Power engineering




Electrical energy converters and regulators of alternated
current and direct current energy



Microelectronic devices and hybrid integrated circuits


Who Are We?
(cont.)

Who Are We?
(cont.)


The ECAD Laboratory is a

National

research, information and training cent
re

in
the fields of Electronics and
Microelectronics design,

prototyping

and
e
Learning
.


What We Did


More than 20 international research projects
as contractors/coordinators


A series of designed and prototyped
integrated circuits


Training and retraining of industrial staff,
academics and PhD students


What We Did (cont.)

International Projects



TEMPUS SJEP 03038
-
92


Development of Professionally
Accredited Pilot Modular
-
Based Degree Course in Electronic
Engineering Geared to Answer the Needs of the Bulgarian
Industry;


TEMPUS JEN 03038
-
BG
-
95
-

Development of Professionally
Accredited Pilot Modular
-
Based Degree Course in Electronic
Engineering Geared to Answer the Needs of the Bulgarian
Industry;


TEMPUS Complementary Measured Project 01160
-
95


Feasibility Study for Implementation of Computerised
Administration Management System in Bulgarian Universities;


INCO COPERNICUS
-

SYTIC 960170
-
98


Promotion of
System Design Training and Information Centres in CCE/NIS.


What We Did (cont.)

POWER ELECTRONICS

What We Did

EDUCHIP


What We Do

Manufacturing via

EC Foundries

Design of ICs

at
ECAD

Lab

Tests and Verification

at TU
-

Sofia

Analog and Mixed
-
Signal

Design

CADENCE, Mentor Graphics

Digital Design

SYNOPSYS (VHDL)

What We Do
(cont.)


Design and implementation of wireless
communication circuits in collaboration with
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

What We Do
(cont.)

Design and Investigation of

Integrated Passive Devices

for RF Circuits


What We Do
(cont.)

Inductor Models (Illustration)

Symmetrical inductor model

Conventional
symmetrical inductor

What We Do
(cont.)

Inductor Models (Illustration)

Double
-
layer square spiral

Double
-
layer square spiral model

What We Do
(cont.)

Design and Investigation of RF Power Amplifiers

What We Do
(cont.)

Design and Investigation of DC


DC Convertors

What We Do
(cont.)

RF Design

What We Do
(cont.)

Model Research Topics



Elaboration/simplification of a commercial
device model (BSIM, EKV) to better fit
design/research specific tasks.


Implementation of improved models in a
public math platform (
open source
simulator
)
.

What We Do
(cont.)

Matlab

model

What We Do
(cont.)


Bioelectronics



Searching of analogy between
macrobiomolecules (proteins) and silicon IC


Polypeptide structure

Integrated Circuit

What We Do
(cont.)



Hydrogen Bonding Networks (HBN)

in model system and in proteins



1. Nature of Hydrogen Bond


polar H
-
s and lone pairs




What We Do
(cont.)

Hydrogen Bonding Networks (HBN)

in model system and in proteins



2. HBN


“chaining of
HB
-
s” (cooperative
effects) and



What We Do
(cont.)


Hydrogen Bonding Networks (HBN)

in model system and in proteins

3.
H
+
T mechanism in bacteriorhodopsin

What We Do
(cont.)

Methods of Simualation


Protein Electrostatics



our task determination of
HBN and EP at each member of HBN as f(pH))


Quantum Mechanics of long HB
-
chains



HB coupling and super
-
polarization of long HBN


Group / Graph theory



determination branching properties of HBN
-
s


Neuron Network Analysis



self
-
trained dynamic HBN via “water switches”


IC modeling and simulation



IC design knowledge
as a

reverse task of a TCAD analysis








What We Do
(cont.)


MINOS
-
EURONET



“MIcro
-
NanOSystems EUROpean NETworking for
promoting/ pursuing integration of NMS
and ACC in ERA


Network of Excellence

of
Distributed
Energy Resources

Laboratories

and Pre
-
Standardisation


Cooperation Activities in BG


Melexis (Be, USA)



AMIS (Be, USA)



Fab
-
less (Fr)



EPIQ (Be)



IBM


microelectronic area

Cooperation Activities in BG

Cooperation Activities in BG


Motor Drivers

and Actuators

Cooperation Activities in BG

EPIQ Electronic Assembly Ltd

The new Bulgarian force in Electronic
Assembly Market

Cooperation Activities in BG

EPIQ EA Toolshop, Sofia


The 1500 m
2

production facility features: conventional
machines, CNC machines, erosion machines, tool assembly
capabilities

Cooperation Activities in the
Balkan Region


FYR of Macedonia



Serbia and Monte Negro



Turkey



Greece



Romania


UK


France


Belgium


Finland


Germany


Poland


Slovakia


Czech Republic


The Netherlands, etc.

Cooperation Activities in Europe


Analog RF and mixed
-
signal designs


Modeling of submicron devices


Digital complex system design


Bioelectronics


Nanotechnologies and nano devices e
-
learning

What We Can Do With You

For Contacts

Prof. Dr. Marin Hristov

Head of the ECAD Laboratory

Rector of the Technical University of Sofia,

Technical University of Sofia

1000 Sofia

BULGARIA



Tel.: +359 2 965 3115

Fax: +359 2 965 2220

E
-
mail: mhristov@ecad.tu
-
sofia.bg

http://ecad.tu
-
sofia.bg

For Contacts

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Manolov

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Electronic
Technologies,

Technical University of Sofia

1000 Sofia

BULGARIA



Tel.: +359 2 965 3269

Fax: +359 2 965 2220

E
-
mail: edm@tu
-
sofia.bg

Thank you very much
for your attention!