Laboratoire TIMA


CISCO Research Award (100k US $)

Distinction : CISCO Research Award (100k US $), June 2011, Recipient M. Nicolaidis for its work on "Techniques for Soft Error (SEU/SET) Detection and Mitigation in ASICs."


Best IP Awards for DATE 2011

Distinction : A Fault-Tolerant Deadlock-Free Adaptive Routing for On Chip Interconnects, by F. Chaix, N. E. Zergainoh, M. Nicolaidis, TIMA laboratory, FR; and D. R. Avresky, IRIANC, USA

14-18 March, 2011 - Grenoble, France


Prix de thèse de doctorat 2010

Distinction : Hamid Lamraoui qui a soutenu sa thèse le 5 novembre dernier (groupe MNS, Laboratoire TIMA) a reçu Prix de thèse G-INP de doctorat 2010 mention innovation de EMB (Engineering in Medecine and Biology) IEEE France Section - SFGBM (Société Française de Génie Biologique et Médical) - AGBM avec le soutien du GDR STIC-Santé.

April 2011


Elevation of Laurent Fesquet to the IEEE Senior Member grade

Distinction : Elevation of Laurent Fesquet to the IEEE Senior Member grade


Second Prize in the IEEE Hong Kong Section 2010 (PG) Student Paper Contest. Presented at the 9th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors

Distinction : Z.J. Zhou, L. Rufer and M. Wong.
The Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor for Fingerprint Sensing

Nov. 1-4, 2010 Waikoloa, HI, USA


VLSI-SoC 2010 Best Paper Award to R. Khereddine, L. Abdallah, E. Simeu, S. Mir and F. Cenni

Distinction : Best paper selected : "Adaptive Logical Control of RF LNA performances for efficient energy consumption"
on 18th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on VLSI and System-on-Chip, Madrid, Spain, (pp. 161-166)
Abstract : This paper presents a new approach for controlling power consumption in RF devices. The approach is based on the definition of application-dependent performance modes for power hungry RF circuits and a logical control strategy that adjusts the power supply of each circuit to the mode required by the application. The control strategy uses embedded sensors, a recursive parameter identification approach and regression models for performance prediction, while demanding minimum embedded resources for computation. The control strategy is robust with respect to circuit parametric deviations due to the manufacturing process or ageing mechanisms. The strategy is illustrated for the case of an RF LNA using envelope detectors as embedded sensors. Simulation results of the control strategy at the transistor-level illustrate the energy savings that can be obtained for an example application.

27-29 September 2010


Prix de Thèse G-INP décerné à Pierre Guironnet de Massas

Distinction : Le 14 septembre, Pierre Guironnet de Massas, qui était dans l'équipe SLS, a reçu le prix de thèse Grenoble-INP.
Le titre de sa thèse est : "Etude de méthodes et mécanismes pour un accès transparent et efficace aux données dans un système multiprocesseur sur puce"
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September 2010


Best Paper Award at PRIME 2008

Distinction : Best Paper Award (Silver Leaf) at the PRIME 2008 conference
Authors: E. Yahya


FDL'09 Best Paper Award to L. Ferro and L. Pierre

Distinction : Paper selected: ISIS: Runtime Verification of TLM Platforms by L. Ferro and L. Pierre (VDS Group)
The context of this paper is the dynamic assertionbased verification (ABV) of TLM SystemC models. We have developed a methodology for checking temporal properties during the SystemC simulation. The assertions are expressed in the PSL language, including the possibility to use its modeling layer, and the method supports timed as well as untimed TLM descriptions. It is implemented in a prototype tool called ISIS. We describe its principles and technical characteristics, and we report various experimental results

September 2009