Tools Projects

Hardware Security - Secure Processor Design

With the increasing cost and competitiveness of maintaining a semiconductor foundry, most Integrated Circuit (IC) design houses are forced to outsource part of their design and fabrication services to external off-site companies. Therefore, the lack of control over the actual design has introduced major security threats, including reverse engineering, counterfeiting, Intellectual Property (IP) piracy and the insertion of malicious circuits known as hardware Trojans. In this project, we focus on the concept and implementation of novel mitigation techniques to protect a hardware design (primarily) against malicious modifications whilst being in the hands of external parties. More...

Power-aware Software Mapping of Parallel Applications onto Heterogeneous MPSoCs

With the ever-increasing need of computational power, heterogeneous multi- and many-processor systems-on-chip provide the best trade-o? between performance, cost, and power. However, one of the biggest hurdles to exploit multicore architectures from the SW side is how to efficiently develop performance and power co-optimised parallel applications. More...

Power Estimation at Electronic System Level

Power consumption of chips is important, especially for mobile devices. To meet the low power requirements during the design of new chip, power consumption has be regarded already during early design space exploration. More...