Electronics Design Centre for Heterogeneous Systems

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Engineering

Abstract

The traditional view of many engineering disciplines working as independent islands of expertise is no longer valid. Cross fertilisation of the diverse technologies available in Glasgow will lead to new methods and technologies for applications in medicine, healthcare provision, networks for communications and sensor applications, and the broader domain of Health and Usage Monitoring Sytems (HUMS) to be used in a broad spectrum of industries, services and the home. In response to this need Glasgow University will establish an Electronics Design Centre for Heterogeneous Systems.In this project we will expand the UK academic design activity in a way that is well matched to the pattern of UK industry which is diverse and extremely diffuse in terms of its use of electronics design. We will build an electronics design laboratory to match emerging research needs and integrate to our substantial nanofabrication and technology laboratories. The design-led research will, in addition to developing its own character, interact extensively with the established groups and laboratories of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering to leverage new and emerging technologies using high-level specification and design methodologies. We will therefore combine the strengths of a dedicated design activity that has its own clear identity with a world class technology centre.The project will expand the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, the University's overall research capability, and the UK electronics design base, with the appointment of three new academics. With the help and support of staff at the university they will develop their own research activities, expand the base for collaboration, and generate new research and knowledge transfer routes. The Centre will be strongly supported by the University that will build a new laboratory and ensure that academic posts are continued into the future.We have targeted three major areas for electronic design-led activity: bioelectronic/sensor system design; ultrafast system design; and modelling/CAD tool development for large scale electronic systems. These activities are highly synergistic and this has been shown by the Department's recent research track record. For example body-area and autonomous distributed sensor networks present significant design challenges where RF performance, chip size and power consumption become key drivers. The design skills needed to achieve the required research outcomes are in wireless systems, sensor integration, low power design, low noise implementations and guaranteed performance and reliability.
 
Description The S&I award enabled the recruitment of new lecturers and the growth of electronics design research in Glasgow University.
Exploitation Route The University now holds a strong position in electronics design, research and teaching.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Healthcare

 
Description Ion Torrent gene sequencing system. Chip technology was adopted by Ion Torrent and entered commercial production leading to trade sale of start up in 2010 for $725m.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description EPSRC
Amount £372,083 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F032633/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
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Description EPSRC
Amount £716,387 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G04130X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
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Description EPSRC
Amount £482,449 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G008329/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
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Description EPSRC
Amount £491,387 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F014791/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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Description EPSRC
Amount £210,824 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E044611/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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Description EPSRC
Amount £1,189,786 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E038344/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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Description EPSRC
Amount £427,969 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H011862/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £210,824 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E044611/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £2,528,625 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H500138/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,955,965 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E003125/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £806,722 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G011494/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £3,989,846 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F002610/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £3,989,846 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F002610/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £716,387 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G04130X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £427,969 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H011862/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £482,449 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G008329/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £491,387 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F014791/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £2,528,625 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H500138/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,189,786 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E038344/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £372,083 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F032633/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,955,965 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E003125/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £806,722 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G011494/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 6
Amount £150,793 (GBP)
Funding ID PULLNANO 
Organisation European Commission 
Department EC FP6 Collaborative Projects
Sector Academic/University
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 6
Amount £150,793 (GBP)
Funding ID PULLNANO 
Organisation European Commission 
Department EC FP6 Collaborative Projects
Sector Academic/University
Country European Union (EU)
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Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £416,168 (GBP)
Funding ID TRAMS 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
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Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £69,156 (GBP)
Funding ID NANOSIL 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
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Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £416,168 (GBP)
Funding ID TRAMS 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
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Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £312,494 (GBP)
Funding ID MORDRED 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
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Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £385,528 (GBP)
Funding ID DUALLOGIC 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £385,528 (GBP)
Funding ID DUALLOGIC 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £250,039 (GBP)
Funding ID REALITY 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £69,156 (GBP)
Funding ID NANOSIL 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £312,494 (GBP)
Funding ID MORDRED 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description European Union Framework 7
Amount £250,039 (GBP)
Funding ID REALITY 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description Gold Standard Simulations
Amount £90,222 (GBP)
Funding ID GSS 
Organisation Gold Standard Simulations 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Gold Standard Simulations
Amount £90,222 (GBP)
Funding ID GSS 
Organisation Gold Standard Simulations 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Higher Education Academy
Amount £500 (GBP)
Funding ID An online repository for realworld examples 
Organisation Higher Education Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
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Description Higher Education Academy
Amount £500 (GBP)
Funding ID An online repository for realworld examples 
Organisation Higher Education Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
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Description Royal Academy of Engineering
Amount £8,350 (GBP)
Funding ID Chips With Flair 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
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Description Sony
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Funding ID I-V SIMULATIONS 
Organisation SONY 
Sector Private
Country Japan
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Description Sony
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Funding ID I-V SIMULATIONS 
Organisation SONY 
Sector Private
Country Japan
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Title Terahertz radiation detector focal plane array incorporating terahertz detector, multispectral metamaterial, and combined optical filter and terahertz absorber 
Description A CMOS based focal plane for terahertz imaging using a focal plane array. The array uses metamaterials to enhance sensitivity to terahertz whilst also allowing transmission at other wavelengths so that sensors for other wavelengths can be incorporated on to the same chip. 
IP Reference US9513171 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Collaboration with industry on photonics technologies