Since its foundation, Dr. Alexander Fish's Low Power Circuits and Systems (LPC&S) Laboratory has become a major research entity in Israel. Its main contributions are in the area of energy efficient digital and memory circuits (see our works presented at IEEE ISCAS and other IEEE Journals).
In particular, our research focuses on energy efficient circuits and systems, ultra low power SRAM and Flash memory arrays, low voltage digital design, low power “smart" CMOS image sensors and energy efficient design techniques for digital and analog VLSI chips. The LPC&S lab has made significant contributions to ultra low power circuits research and has been involved in projects with Israeli companies such as Tower, SanDisk, Zoran, Alrair-Semi and government offices.
Current manpower includes Dr. Alex Fish, heading the LPC&S lab, full time research engineer, a test engineer and a full time programmer for CAD support. Seven designers work part time on chip design. Currently, seven M.Sc and Ph.D students are doing their theses in the field of advanced energy efficient mixed-signal design.
The LPC&S lab is equipped with cutting edge CAD tools. There is a full UNIX-based CAD suite from Cadence and a full Windows-based CAD suite from Tanner. There is an electronics laboratory equipped with test and measurement instruments, as well as a probe station for in-chip measurements.
Since its establishment three years ago, the LPCAS has graduated over 250 undergraduate and graduate students that are highly sought after by companies in the field. The lab has become recognized in conducting research work in collaboration with industry and in providing relevant and timely training to students, both graduate and undergraduates.