Need help for MIcrolectronics Topic for Thesis

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  1. Brian

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    anyone who is expert or familiar w/ microelectronics, please help me and suggest different topic for my thesis, please...

    thanks you so much

    brian
     
  2. hgmjr

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    Can you suggests some broad areas of microelectronics in which you are interested? For example, bioelectronics, robotics, mechatronic, embedded systems, integrated circuit design, electronic sensors, etc.

    Once we have a feel for your area of interest then we can suggest topics within the area that you may want to consider.

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  3. Brian

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    it would be more on integrated circuit design and it could be a electronics sensors, but most of our subject focus on IC design, maybe it would be thier

    please help me for choosing a topic and some resources that i could used

    thanks so much
     
  4. n9352527

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    What level?
     
  5. Dave

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    EM simulations are highly complex and very software intensive processes, couldn't you look at implementing some dedicated hardware to assist in the processing of EM simulations say based on the Finite Element Model?

    It will sure test your skills and your literature review should raise important niches where you could apply hradware techniques to something that is ultimately a software problem.

    I'll also move this to the Electronic Resources forum where it is better suited.

    Dave
     
  6. Brian

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    thanks sir dave,
    could you give me some overview and research material, or even link
    as well as guide lines for starting this project, im a newbie but willing to learn more, please do help me with this one, it will help alot to me

    thanks so much

    brian
     
  7. Brian

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    sir n9352527
    if you have some ideas or topic in mind that you could suggest me a topic, pls help me, more related in microelectronics (integrated circuit)

    thank you
     
  8. n9352527

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    Again, what level? undergraduate or master?

    Favourite topics in this area are currently (or always?) low power designs (be it circuit techniques or physical implementations), high performance designs (new logic topologies, higher clock, etc.). These would lead to specific design issues which you could pick as a credible topic.

    As an example, higher clock frequency leads to higher power consumption due to driving a large clock distribution tree and requires large silicon area, also in a big chip there would be clock skew due to different clock branch lengths. How to design around these issues or solutions that help in overcoming these issues are good topics.

    I suggest you talk with your supervisor too, see what he or she is comfortable with, or what his or her field of interests are, and adjust your topic accordingly.
     
  9. Brian

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    sir
    its on the master level, thanks so much for the information and suggestion.
    the problem would be the supervisor,i dont have yet a supervisor that would assist me for this thesis, only few here in the philipines have expert in integrated circuit, and base on others experience they have adviser but it doenst help them much so its thier own way to finish a research.
    i want someone could be my adviser would me teach know how and and guide me through this study,even he or she is abroad, well i guess its hard for me to find that one.

    from your suggestion i will find better topic, sir if you have a suggestion for specific topic (masteral level) it would be a big help.

    thanks so much..

    God bless
     
  10. Dave

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    Masters Level = 1 year for you - correct?

    My initial suggestion of implementing a dedicated hardware system for EM modelling is probably beyond your time constraints. Depending on your requirements, then you could look at the feasibility for such a proposal and make some qualitive suggestions based on an investigation of certain hardware architectures.

    Dave
     
  11. Brian

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    yes sir 1 year, actually now i got only few months(5) for my thesis. and i only have limited resources, base on sir n9352527 suggestion and sir dave, i just formulating ideas but then i need further research and readings on this Integrated Circuit design, maybe im focusing on power and or clock skew, or looking for some better topics,a hardware study

    please continue helping me more if ok for having a good topic and better thesis,like giving a link or reading material and possible source of information.

    or possible my online adviser, it will help me a lot for the absence of my resources etc..

    thanks and God bless
     
  12. Dave

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    We can only offer advice as to what you could look at, ultimately you need to do the literature review to see if your thesis proposal is feasible. If you want to find what is currently ongoing in the electronic industry you should look at the new sections on the major professional institute (for example, this is the link for the IET in the UK). Are any of the articles here of use to get you thinking about what you want to do? Only then you can go away and look at the existing litertaure to find out what has been done, from there you can identify a niche and finally do some work towards the thesis. If you've only got 5 months, you are really going to need to pull your finger out, and I'll be impressed if you can get a Masters done in half a year.

    Good luck.

    Dave
     
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