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TIMA (Techniques de l’Informatique et de la Microélectronique pour l’Architecture des systèmes intégrés) is a public joint research laboratory of the CNRS, Grenoble-INP and UGA (Shared Research Unit #5159). TIMA is a multinational team, with members and interns from all over the world. A large proportion of the research is performed in the context of cooperative projects with industrial and academic partners, supported by regional, national and European grants.

The research topics of TIMA cover the specification, design, verification, test, CAD tools and design methods for integrated systems, from analog and digital components on one end of the spectrum, to multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip together with their basic operating system on the other end.

Research topics:

  • Robustness, reliability and test
  • Hardware/Software co-design
  • Simulation and verification
  • Low power design
  • Hardware security and embedded trust
  • Asynchronous design
  • New sampling and data processing techniques
  • MEMS, Smart Sensors and Actuators
  • Design of AMS/RF/mmW devices, circuits and systems
  • Modeling, control and calibration of AMS/RF devices, circuits and systems
  • New hardware computing and digital design

Parent institutions:

cnrs.jpg CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
g_inp_uga_small.png Grenoble INP - UGA Grenoble INP Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes
uga_small.png UGA Université Grenoble Alpes


Platforms and federations:

The Laboratory uses extensively the microelectronics software tools and design environments available via the design platform of CIME Nanotech in the Minatec Campus. The researchers of the Laboratory are involved in the Board of Directors and the operation of several platforms of this joint research and education center. We also use shared platforms within the FMNT federation of Grenoble Laboratories

Submitted on March 5, 2018

Updated on November 8, 2023