Indore: Need of the hour, robust circuit blueprint for hi-grade memory

Indore: Shrinking size of memory capacity helps in developing compact systems, but it requires developers to trade off between size and system ability to determine optimum outputs. This was explained by Dr BS Reniwal, a senior product development engineer from Bangalore on the fourth day of five-day workshop at Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science on Thursday.

The topics for the day were ‘Advancement in microelectronics and VLSI Design’ and ‘Hardware architecture for efficient computing in AI chip’ as organised by Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. Reniwal talked about reliable and robust circuit design for fast memory.

Updating students about the latest technology and material used, he said, “Graphene has significant electrical conductivity that makes it suitable for various applications in electronics industry, currently we are experimenting and using it in making high speed transistors, ICs and other semiconductor chips that has highspeed circuit.” Reniwal explained that graphene is being preferred because of its high performance in complex system and ultra-low power consumption.

“Moreover, graphene is a low cost material for higher speed printing for commercial usage as conductive ink and also it could be recycled and is cheaper than silver,” he said. In application, it could mean slimmer, faster electronics. Reniwal also compared technologies used by different foundries like Apple, Samsung, Intel etc. for small size memory fabrication.

Dr SK Vishwakarma from IIT Indore talked about the importance of artificial intelligence ( Al) chips, which is emerging field in VLSI, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. “This field is also important in term of revenue generation, because a lot of system based on AI is going to be used in future for different applications,” he said. He further motivated participants by talking about opportunities in the field in India and abroad.

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