MSc thesis project proposal

Energy-Efficient High-Speed Digital Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) for Industrial Applications

The readout integrated circuit (ROIC) is used to capture varying sensor outputs. In this project, you will design a high-speed digital ROIC (DROIC) in a mixed-signal design to capture the number of changed states out of 10,000 binary output signals from the analog domain. The design should be fast enough to capture changes in signals within several nanoseconds and maintain relatively low power consumption for practical industrial applications. 

This project is a perfect opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of digital circuit design, timing & power analysis and practice their SystemVerilog/Verilog programming skills. Stipends for the master's student taking this project are possible and negotiable. Good results could lead to internship opportunities with our industrial partners.

The student will be co-supervised by Prof. Stoyan Nihtianov.

Background Materials:

Digital readout integrated circuit (DROIC) implementing time delay and integration (TDI) for scanning type infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) - ScienceDirect


  • Experience in digital circuit design with Verilog/VHDL


dr. Chang Gao

Electronic Circuits and Architectures Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2022-10-10