Seminar "Low Power SRAM Design"

CPE conducted a seminar on "Low Power SRAM design". The Speaker of the seminar was "Dr Naeem Maroof". Faculty of CPE ( Computer Engineering ) and EE ( Electricial Engineering) attended the seminar.

Dr. Naeem Maroof received his MSc and PhD degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Nottingham, UK, and Hanyang University, Republic of Korea, respectively. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad. Dr. Maroof has also worked as postdoctoral fellow at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Republic of Korean, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA. He has published several technical articles in globally renowned journals. He has worked on various funded projects in his career. His main research area is Integrated Circuit Design.  Moreover, He has several years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Maroof is a member of IEEE, IET and IEICE.

The seminar started on sharp 11:30 am, Head of Department CPE Engr. Ahmed Sohaib welcomed the speaker. The whole seminar was very beneficial for the faculty of both CPE and EE. 

The seminar begins with the dicussion on SRAM which leads into the review of details of Dr. Naeem Maroof research. Some key points that he discussed in the seminar are listed.

  • The low power SRAM.
  • Discussed the conventional SRAM design ( It has separate read ports).
  • Discussed 8T, 9T, 10T SRAM designs.
  • Discussed RSNM, it can operate at low VPD and have lower leakages.
  • Discussed level shifting circuits.
  • Hierarchical bitlines.
  • Discussed the dynamic power and statis power in detail.
  • Low power IC design.
  • Low shifting circuit design ( for multi VDD Soc).

After that, Dr. Naeem Maroof discussed his current research work.

  • Low power SRAM design at SKKU.
  • Smart SRAM design project at CMU.
  • Demonstration of smart SRAM methodology at advance mode.
  • Specialized small memory block with local periphery.

Dr. Naeem divulge about his future research when closing the seminar.

  • Integrated circuit design:- low power and reliable
  • Logic in memory and memory with computation
  • Hybrid memories ( memristor / MTJ).
  • New computing paradigms ( Neuromorphic)

In the end after Dr. Naeem Maroof tells us about his teaching experience, Engr Ahmed Sohaib ( Head of Department Computer Engineering)  showed his gratitude for such an informative seminar.

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