High-efficiency DC-DC converter for TFT touch sensors

This project aims at designing a high-efficiency DC-DC converter for TFT touch sensors. The main task of the converter is to step-up the low and variable input voltage to a higher and more stable voltage that is able to power the touch sensor. The most challenging part of the design is the regulation of the converter, especially since the touch sensor can be powered by different sources such as rechargeable batteries and USB interconnections. The design will be modelled, simulated, and optimized until it is able to achieve the required efficiency.

Reconfigurable interfaces for next generation scalable multitouch displays

This project aims at designing and implementing new interface systems for large-area multitouch displays. The activity will start with building a behavioural model for the analog front-end circuits of a single panel. Then the model will be scaled to simulate multiple touches and complex gestures. At this point, the model will be implemented on an FPGA platform and the higher-level control software and the interfaces with standard operating systems will be developed.

RECONFIGURABLE INTERFACES FOR NEXT GENERATION SCALABLE MULTITOUCH DISPLAYS Year Two

This project aims at designing and implementing new interface systems for large-area multitouch displays. The activity will start with building a behavioural model for the analog front-end circuits of a single panel. Then the model will be scaled to simulate multiple touches and complex gestures. At this point, the model will be implemented on an FPGA platform and the higher-level control software and the interfaces with standard operating systems will be developed.

Integrated Power-Management Solution for Class D Audio Amplifiers

 

This proposal targets a fully-integrated power management circuit for a high efficiency class D audio amplifier in a standard CMOS process. The project will focus on optimizing efficiency, reducing cost, and enabling wide input voltage and load current handling well-suited for battery driven applications. The converter will operate directly from a battery to provide the optimum voltage level for the audio amplifier and the proposed solutions will be able to exceed the voltage rating of the technology.